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This blog is predominately about camera trapping in California. We camera trap to save our souls and to teach primary school students about biology and conservation. We will also touch on other camera trapping news and musings, sets from afar, mediocre herpetology, sucky birding, and other natural history discussions.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More Twee than Thou

Speaking of Hipsters, I was in Uptown the other day meeting up with some old buddies. Went by the Oaklandish storefront, who happen to make some of my favorite T's, and ran across some stickers/pins/magnets by Birdvs.Bird. Hot damn these things are ridiculous. I had to buy a 12-pack of stickers and a pin. They also have some sets that are particular to birds of Lake Merritt. Hell yes, Black-crowned Night Heron.

Which brings us to another topic Christian and I have spent the past few months discussing. What I like to call Twee critter art. Here are two more of our favorites.

Zoo Portraits by Yago Partal.

And some similar stuff, but all hand drawn, by Berkely Illustrations.

If any of the artists see this post, feel free to send us some free stuff/sponsor our camera trapping adventures. We'll gladly talk up your art.

Follow the links and let us know what your favorites are.


  1. How could one possibly pick the best of those Partal portraits? If someone forced me to choose, the best I could do is pick either the sloth, the gorilla, or the wolf (even though the tiger does remind me of Jeff Lebowski in that shirt, for some reason :) ).

  2. ....btw.....if Berkely Illustrations had T-shirts of their prints, I would SO buy the Badger with the Spectacles, the Cheetah with the Eye-patch, or the turtle with the fez (even though they call it a painted turtle, and it's a red-eared slider ;) ).

    Actually....the wolf with the spectacles...the owl...the bison....and the hammerhead would all be hard to turn down as well :)