Trends come and go just as birds fly south in the winter and head back north in the summer. Even with the change of seasons, birds remain one of the strongest categories of prints and posters offered by McGaw Graphics. In the fine art print market this feathered frenzy ranges from traditional John James Audubon bird illustrations, photorealistic true-to-nature paintings by Daniel Smith, Richard Clifton, Terry Isaac and others, museum masters works like Pablo Picasso’s Doves and The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, whimsical works by Jennifer Lommers and Sillier than Sally, and serene wildlife photography by Mark Bridger. The bird trend gained ground in the early 2010’s when stylized bird motifs started popping up in fashion and home décor. When Portlandia coined it’s famous “Put a bird on it” catchphrase in a 2011 episode (as strategy for creating indie/hipster design that would sell), one could say the trend had plateaued and would soon be on the wane. However, from what we can see the trend has not gone away, but has appeared to shift into a more timeless model…less stylized and more classic. What is it about birds that make them so appealing? They are small, sweet, with beautiful song and freedom of flight, and yes they are adorable. See McGaw Graphics’ Best-Selling Bird Prints.