Birds of Unusual Vitality Vol 1
Apologies for the radio silence over the last month or so - I've been busy making a book (as well as photographing for Sprudge at the World Barista Championships recently in Melbourne)!
The book is a collaboration between myself and the fellows at Everyday Coffee, printed by Dawn Press, the end result being a limited edition run of risograph printed books, bound by a domestic sewing machine and finished by many hours of labour by my amazing friends.
Copies of the book can now be found at Everyday Coffee, Assembly Store, and, soon, at Blue Bird Coffee Shop in NYC.
If you don't have access to any of the lovely establishments above but would still like to purchase a book, all you need to do is email me at email@example.com and I'll get a copy on its way to you ($25 AUD, postage not included).
There are also some limited edition risograph prints available of selected images from the Birds of Unusual Vitality catalogue, including Anne Lunell, Bowen Holden, Talor Browne, Mark W Free, and Angus Gibbs (measuring approx 27cm x 27cm - $20 AUD each, postage not included.)
I'd like to say a huge thanks to Joe Miranda for kicking the project off and facilitating all sorts of connections, Aaron Maxwell for designing it, Nico Alary Jr for the initial website design and aesthetic that started this whole project on the right path, Ula Hukowska for her sewing skills, Xavier from Dawn Press for his beautiful risograph printing, and also Marley Edwards, Jarrad Sharrock, Catharine Nielson, Mark W Free, Peta Salter for all of their help and support along the way!
I'd also love to thank Peter Giuliano, Emily Oak, Dan Yee, Jason Scheltus, Paul Geshos, Tim Varney, Hazel de los Reyes, Talor Browne, Angus Gibbs, Anne Lunell, Mark W Free, and Bowen Holden for being part of the project in the first place.
The lovely photos in this blog post were taken at the launch by the one and only Timothy Marriage.
Thank you thank you thank you!
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