Birds and Blooms of the 50 States

This book pairs letterpress compositions of each state's flower and bird with facts about their region.

$16.95

created by

Anna Branning & Mara Murphy

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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.

Two friends, two antique printing presses, a bunch of ink and a whole lot of paper. This simple combination led Mara Murphy and Anna Branning, friends and co-workers for many years, to establish Dutch Door Press, a design & letterpress studio. They set up shop in 2006 in a beautiful Victorian house in San Francisco and 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 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.

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paper
Measurements
7" L x 5" W; 108 pages
Item ID
24730

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BIRDS AND BLOOMS OF THE 50 STATES
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

lovely little book

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from north dakota

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Pros

  • Interesting Info
  • Lovely art work
  • Well Designed

Cons

  • none

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    Comments about BIRDS AND BLOOMS OF THE 50 STATES:

    I loved the look of these little books, will hate to give them away, nice that it has tidbits of info about each state

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    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Beautiful drawings

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    from Southwest Florida

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    Pros

    • Beautiful drawings
    • Intetesting
    • Perfect for bird lovers

    Cons

    • Book Very Small
    • Much smaller than expecte
    • No Cover On Book

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      Comments about BIRDS AND BLOOMS OF THE 50 STATES:

      Book had beautiful illustrations but was very small. I had planned it to be a coffee table book but no cover on book & it was unappealing on the outside.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Mother
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Designs, Beautiful Colors

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      from Arlington, TX

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      Pros

      • Great Colors
      • Great Designs
      • One Per State
      • State Emblem Information

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artistic Inspiration

        Comments about BIRDS AND BLOOMS OF THE 50 STATES:

        This is a great collection of the US State Birds and Flowers in simple but effective designs by a new design studio. 51 Designs: one for each state and one for DC. A must see, and for artists, a great source of inspiration, unless you're totally into realism.

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        • No, No
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Self
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        • Other

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        5.0

        A new Treasured Possesion

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        from New Jersey

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        Pros

        • Beautifully Made
        • Charming illustrations
        • State Facts Are A Bonus

        Cons

        • Can't think of any

        Best Uses

        • A Rainy Afternoon

        Comments about BIRDS AND BLOOMS OF THE 50 STATES:

        Once again an Uncommon Goods email arrived when I needed ideas for gifts for my sisters. I bought three copies, including one for myself, and now we have plans to buy prints for our sister in CA and our mother who is from Texas. The illustrations are lovely, and the quality of the prints and the book itself are excellent!

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        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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