A Winged Collective is an A – Z of the collective nouns of birds from all over the world and although you’ve probably never wondered what to call a group of eagles…..or swifts …or magpies for that matter, I challenge you not to be captivated by it.
With words by Polly Pullar explaining a bit about the birds and why they have their respective collective nouns complimented by witty, beautifully drawn illustrations by Clare Mackie you honestly don’t need to be a bird enthusiast to appreciate this book. It’s both informative and exquisitely detailed, in fact having been privileged to see all of the illustrations up close I am fascinated by Clare’s patience and eye for detail. I also love that she’s imbued each of her ‘colourings in’ (her words not mine) with her brilliant and cheeky sense of humour. In fact Clare is one of the funniest people I know and despite her huge and obvious talent is very self deprecating about her work.
The book is published by Boddington & Royall, costs £29.99 and can be ordered through the website here with an option for personalising should you wish to purchase it as a very special gift.
I know how many long hours of work went into this project Clare, congratulations hen! It’s brilliant and so are you… definitely another of my Design Heroes.
To see more of here work visit her website Clare Mackie Illustration