Artist Sherrie York Presents the 2020 WMBD Poster

At long last we are settled on a poster design for this year’s World Migratory Bird Day! Twelve linocut birds connect conservation efforts across the world, and hopefully bring smiles to bird-lovers along the way.

I’m honored and excited to be part of this year’s global conservation education campaign. While the “official” date will be celebrated in the Americas on May 9, there are hundreds of events taking place throughout the year. For the poster design I created twelve different linocut birds– species of focus for this year’s theme. The birds were printed in black on watercolor paper and then hand-painted. (I also painted the map!) Watch for a video about this later this week!

In addition to the poster there will be t-shirts, stickers, buttons, temporary tattoos…. the works! Items will be available through the WMBD shop…. I’m guessing maybe late February. (Posters go to print early in the month.) The website also provides lots of resources for event organizers, so if you’d like to celebrate in your own neighborhood, the folks at WMBD can help you out!
 

 

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