Published May 17, 2018

Note: The Virginia Center for the Book’s 2018 Annual Members Project Bird Talk has “flown the coop” (published November 14, 2018)
Limited editions of the book are available for purchase, contact <> for details.

Bird Talk: Video of Compleated Project

2018 – Bird Talk

The Virginia Center for the Book’s 2018 Annual Members Project Bird Talk “took flight” this past Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM. Members wanting to “join the flock” (receive project updates and/or register to participate) please eMail <>.

2018 Center for the Book’s Annual Member’s Project: Bird Talk
To celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, National Audubon Society, National Geographic, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birdlife International – and now, book artists at the Virginia Center for the Book – have declared 2018 to be the Year of the Bird.
We will mark the avian anniversary in creative collaboration, consigning this year’s annual member project to producing a colorful, cacophony of a book featuring North American wild birds and their songs.
The content of the book will be an assemblage of bird images and the text of their calls and songs, represented phonetically – e.g., Cheer, cheer! Caw! Whip poor Will! Chickadee-deedee!

Check shop calendar Book Arts Shop Use Calendar and eMail <> to schedule press time.

Bird Talk: Project Management

Link to Bird Talk Project Announcement

Participating Members and Bird Selection:
Participants & Birds PDF

Production Guidelines:
Bird Talk Guidelines PDF (revised 061918)
Bird Talk Submitting Roughs – Guidelines PDF

Page Templates:
Bird Talk Template Left
Bird Talk Template Right

PDF Guide: How to Assemble Bird Talk
Bird Talk Flag Installation Tutorial.pdf


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