128 pages, colour illustrations
In this beautiful, collectible new volume, street artist Matt Sewell offers his own unique take on 52 of our favourite British garden birds. Since its first appearance in July 2009, Matt's "Bird of the Week" feature for the "Caught by the River" website has quickly become a cult hit. His pop-art watercolours are distinctive and enchanting, as are his innovative descriptions, which see great tits 'bossing the other birds around', the 'playful yet shy buoyancy' of bullfinches and the 'improbable' nature of the waxwing ('like a computer-generated samurai finch'). With 52 birds, one for each week of the year, this delightful gift book will appeal to birders, children and adults, and art and design fans alike.
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Artist and illustrator Matt Sewell has been described as the Banksy of the bird world. Matt works in a variety of media including T-shirts, posters, interiors, sculptures and walls. He has illustrated for the Guardian and "Big Issue", amongst many others; painted underpasses for the RSPB; and exhibited in London, Manchester, Santa Monica, Tokyo, and Paris, as well as being an avid ornithologist and regular contributor to the "Caught by The River" website (he also designed their logo). He lives in Shrewsbury with his partner and young daughter.