Bird, Data, Love

We love this amazing poster from Pop Chart Lab as much as the link to find it.  The site’s zoom function gets you closer to the fantastic detail.

Take a look!

Perhaps our most ambitious taxonomical undertaking yet, this is your field guide to the birds of North America! The product of over 400 hours of intricate illustration work by our talented team of artists, this unabridged aviary features over 740 fair-feathered friends drawn to scale and sorted by species, covering the continent’s avifauna (both native and introduced, as designated by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology) from common sparrows, jays, and owls to rarer birds such as the Greater Sage-Grouse, the California Condor, and the Whooping Crane. An ornithological opus like no other, this classificatory treasure is perfect for amateur and eagle-eyed birdwatchers alike.

We’re attracted to projects with big data sets and a sort of built-in, pre-established beauty, so organizing and drawing birds, in all their plume-heavy glory, was a no-brainer for us. We mined images from a number of really comprehensive sites, but hewed pretty closely to the archives of the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, whose species-illuminating articles we used to give taxonomical shape to the poster.

Each poster comes packaged in a Pop Chart Lab Test Tube.

Using 100 lb. archival stock certified by The Forest Stewardship Council, this poster is pressed in Long Island City with vegetable-based inks.

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