Here’s another squadron decal set for the fastest bird in the New Zealand sky, the Kārearea (or NZ Falcon). I’ve seen a few of these around Wellington, usually cruising high or sitting in a tree contemplating their awesomeness. I’ve never seen them at top speed though, and I’ve heard stories of them taking out a fellow native bird (poor Kererū) at over 200km/h. This design is all about speed with a hint of the crazy.
These are only available at Endemic World, as a 420 × 420 gallery quality giclée print on 210 gsm matt art stock.
No matter how many times I see a Kākā screech past my window it never gets old. I get the same buzz I did as a kid watching the RNZAF Skyhawks and Strikemasters blitz past my country school. This is the second in the series of my Squadron prints, the first being the Tuī-inspired Kowhai Squadron. Now I think Tuī are nutters, but Kākā take it to the next level – they are unhinged loons. They are involved in a lot of dogfights – usually with their mates – and they seem to think everyone in the area needs to know about it.
This is a 3-colour screenprint on G.F Smith Colorplan 270gsm ‘Stone’ coloured stock, hand-signed, numbered and embossed edition of 100. 550 × 550 mm.
This is the final in my Wattlebird gig poster series, Tīeke Tour.
Once unceremoniously ‘expatriated’ from New Zealand’s mainland and exiled to perform only on small islands, the Tīeke (Saddleback) has yet to fully recover to tour its homeland once again. Unlike the Tuī, Kākā, Kererū, Riroriro (and even Karearea!) that regularly fly past my window, I’m yet to spot a Tīeke.
South ‘Taukihepa’ Edition
North ‘Taranga’ Edition
Screen-printed in two colours on 216gsm Environment paper stock ala Kōkako Come Back and The Huia Show. Availabel in the North ‘Taranga’ Edition, and South ‘Taukihepa’ Edition. 750mm × 500mm, edition of 60 each, hand-signed and embossed.
Also available in a remixed A4-sized letterpress edition.
I had the privilege of designing the poster promoting the 2013 tour of the new Rainbow Warrior – make sure you get along and check out the state-of-the-art ship!
I was inspired by the great graphic designer and typographer Cassandre, and aimed to convey the history, future, and fight of the storied Rainbow Warrior. There are two versions, a limited-run offset print, and the street version you may see around town. The typeface in the limited version is Graphik by Christian Schwartz, and for the street version I used Jockey by Type Together.
This is the third and final individual gig poster design in the Wattlebirds series. The Tīeke (aka Saddleback) were unceremoniously expatriated from mainland New Zealand due to the introduction of stoats, rats and other undesirables. Fortunately they didn’t go the way of their Huia relatives, and managed to survive on islands and continue to perform their popular tunes. A mainland comeback tour may be on the cards.
The titling font is my custom design based on the proportions of Trade Gothic. This is an A4 letterpress piece, printed by Magpie Press on 500 gsm Somerset stock, signed and limited to 70.
This poster promotes the entirely-historically-accurate nationwide tour of the classical-birdsong-performing Wattle Bird Quartet. The WBQ was made up of the Kōkako of Come Back Tour fame, the Tīeke from the soon to be released Tīeke Tour, and squad-leaders Mr and Mrs Huia – the very same featured in my earlier print The Huia Show.
The header typeface is my customised version of Engravers MT, with Joseph Churchward’s Newstype in support.
This is screen-printed with black on metallic gold cast-coated 250 gsm stock, that has a beautiful gloss finish. Limited to 70, signed and embossed. Big A2 size for your framing convenience. Available from the usual fine outlets, online from EndemicWorld.