Now you can buy limited-edition prints of some of our favorite Bitch covers! To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we've got 15 archival giclee prints to choose from, all on high-quality, heavy watercolor paper, suitable for framing. Each print offers gorgeous photos, cool illustrations, nifty typography, and lots of color to perk up your living space. To show you what they look like in action, we'll be highlighting a different print on the blog each day in its natural habitat. Today we have Primal, hung on a green wall next to a plant, so those ladybugs can feel right at home.
Primal: Issue 50, Spring 2011
Art Director: Kristin Rogers Brown
Photographer: Jeffery Walls
The Primal cover was a collaboration between Art Director Kristin Rogers Brown and local floral designer Zenaido Gonzalez. Our goal was to create something primitive, fresh, and springy that featured ladybugs. Lovely, straightforward, and strong, we like to think of them as the Gloria Steinems of the insect world. The arrangement itself was created as a background of texture and color to set off ladybugs purchased (in hibernation) from a garden supply store. A small container which housed more than 1,500 sleepy creatures was placed nearby; the ladies were liberated and coaxed onto the arrangement, and later left to roam free in Northwest Portland.
Only 8 of these prints are left. Satisfy that primal urge and buy yours today!