This zine is a collaboration between myself and Rachel Garner, educator and animal science writer (whyanimalsdothething.com), who contributed captions.
The animals were drawn from life at the Toronto Zoo, and later digitized into risograph files.
It ended up as a 40 page zine, risograph printed with 4 inks (black, yellow, blue, red) on ivory vellum paper.
A series of 35-mm rainbow-plated soft enamel pins.
Caihong juji was a theropod dinosaur found with fossilized iridescent feathers - this makes it particularly suitable for an anodized pin.
Pigeons, with their iridescent neck feathers, can also be represented well with this material! This fellow’s markings are taken from a local pigeon on Toronto’s Danforth.
Lastly, the Goth Moth is a Lisa Frank-esque take on a Death’s Head Moth.
in 2018, I was hired to do logos for every palaeontology conference in Canada. Which is only two (because it’s Canada), but even still.
The first is for the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology 2018 gathering, held at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. I attended this conference in May, and gave a talk about science communication.
The second is for the Canadian Palaeontology Conference 2018, held at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon.
Pangur and Grim are popular characters online, so I created a series of hard enamel pins commemorating them.
The text on the first two backing cards references inside jokes from the blog (e.g. people frequently misspelling Grim with multiple m’s).