Spencer Seligman
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Tattooed Birds of Brooklyn

Prompted to design a poster and exhibition guide to a show at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's about the Birds of Brooklyn, I was motivated to return to my roots as an artist and draw my own illustrations. Inspired by the pun of No Egrets on the name of the Great Egret, I created a series of illustrations in the style of traditional American tattoos of 8 birds found in Brooklyn. In addition to the poster and bird guide (disguised as a flash tattoo booklet) I also created my own temporary tattoos.

TATTOOED BIRDS OF BKLYN

Prompted to design a poster and exhibition guide to a show at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's about the Birds of Brooklyn, I was motivated to return to my roots as an artist and draw my own illustrations. Inspired by the pun of No Egrets on the name of the Great Egret, I created a series of illustrations in the style of traditional American tattoos of 8 birds found in Brooklyn. The exhibition is an ode not only to Brooklyn's feathered inhabitants, but to its hipster ones too. In addition to the poster and bird guide (disguised as a flash tattoo booklet) I also created my own temporary tattoos.