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birds and blooms of the 50 states

by Anna Branning & Mara Murphy $16.95

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Flora And Fauna Federalism

Explore the flora and fauna of these United States with a lovely treatment of the representatives from every region. Designed by artists Anna Branning and Mara Murphy in San Francisco, this charming book showcases 50 detailed letterpress treatments of each state's official bird and flower paired with delightful facts about them. Reminiscent of vintage-style prints, this lush hardbound book is a classic touch for your coffee table or a sweet gift for the nostalgic nature lover. Made in China.

Click to see Birds and Blooms Art - U.S. Map and Birds and Blooms Art - Individual Prints.

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7" L x 5" W; 108 pages
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Anna Branning & Mara Murphy

Two friends, two antique printing presses, a bunch of ink and a whole lot of paper.

Mara Murphy and Anna Branning, friends and co-workers for many years established dutch door press, a design & letterpress studio, in 2006 in a beautiful Victorian house in San Francisco. They named their press after the entryway to their studio--none other than a "dutch door".

With an affinity for rich color, vintage patterns, natural forms and symmetry they create unique and boldly colored designs for our greeting cards, posters, and invitations. All of their designs are printed by hand on their antique Chandler & Price platen press or an equally lovely Vandercook simple precision 15 proofing press. collection

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