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Nashville, Tennessee 37211

Crowing Hens Bindery is a one-woman bindery and letterpress print shop that specializes in traditional handmade blank books, letterpress printed stationery, limited edition fine art prints, unique book jewelry & letterpress-printed decorative papers. As the owner of a Nashville-based private business, I do my best to honor the heritage of fine craft and art that saturates my community and region. All of my products are designed and made by hand in Nashville, Tennessee from high quality materials available using traditional bookbinding techniques. I aspire to create beautiful, useful work that becomes a part of your everyday life.

Alphabetic Bestiary of Endangered Animals

Art Prints

Bookbinding is my passion, and printmaking is my obsession. I am constantly challenging the limits of detail that I can achieve by carving into linoleum. I pull each print one at a time on antique presses and print on archival paper using offset lithography inks and colorfast pigments.

Alphabetic Bestiary of Endangered Animals

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Alphabetic Bestiary of Endangered Animals

25.00

This collection of animals and letters are part of an ongoing series that depict endangered and extinct animal species. Each endangered or extinct animal is designed with a corresponding decorated initial which can be purchased separately. Designed as educational tools for children, once the series is complete each letter and animal will be combined to create an alphabetic bestiary coloring book. This listing is for the initial proof prints of that series. Subsequent letters and animals will be added as they are printed.

This series of prints are inspired by Medieval manuscripts, historiated initials, german woodcuts, bestiaries, and educational coloring books.

Each animal and letter is an original design that was then carved into a 4"x 4" linoleum block, paired with hand set 24pt Bernard Gothic Light, and printed separately on an antique letterpress.  The printed area of each animal and letter print measures 4" x 5.625" on roughly 5.5" x 8.5" Mohawk Via. Signed & numbered edition of 55.

Each piece is copyright 2016 Mary Louise Sullivan. Purchase of this print does not transfer any rights whatsoever to the image.

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