For The Birds: The Birdsong Project Inspires Limited-Edition Poster Art Prints By Shepard Fairey, Benefitting The National Audubon Society  | Shore Fire Media

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For The Birds: The Birdsong Project Inspires Limited-Edition Poster Art Prints By Shepard Fairey, Benefitting The National Audubon Society 

For The Birds: The Birdsong Project Inspires Limited-Edition Poster Art Prints By Shepard Fairey, Benefitting The National Audubon Society 


Complete 5-Volume Collection of The Birdsong Project is Now Available to Pre-Order as 20-LP Deluxe Box Set HERE and is Fully Available for Streaming HERE


November 9, 2022---For the Birds: The Birdsong Project---the new sweeping collection of 242 recordings by leading artists inspired by birdsong—continues to inspire artists and partners with its mission to celebrate birdsong and support the conservation of birds and their habitats. In a collaboration with renowned street artist Shepard Fairey (creator of the iconic “Hope” portrait of President Obama),The Birdsong Project has announced an exclusive print. Only 450 limited-edition prints will be available for purchase. 

“I'm concerned about the health of our planet, and I'm very aware that declining bird populations are an early indication of serious ecological problems on the horizon,” said Shepard Fairey. “I also love birds and don't want to see Rachel Carson's warning from "Silent Spring" of a future without birds come to pass. My print The Birdsong Project (Another Day In the Coal Mine) is a scene of sun, flowers, and a Summer Tanager, a beautiful red bird that was once extremely common but has seen a concerning decline in its population. My print is a vision of what we almost all find beautiful but can no longer take for granted. I don't want this print to be a nostalgic picture of a romantic time that once was. Let's protect the birds for our time and the future of the planet!”

Print details: Birdsong Project. 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. Comes with a Digital Certificate of Authenticity provided by Verisart. $75. Proceeds go to The Birdsong Project. Available on Thursday, November 10th @ 10 AM PDT at Max order: 1 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery (Except UK).⁣ ALL SALES FINAL. 

The Birdsong Project has also announced the release of a new lyric video for the poem 136 Syllables at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center originally written by Allen Ginsburg and read by author Larry “Ratso” Sloman with music by Beach House. The video was created by filmmaker Max Joseph (Catfish, Nobody’s Fool), and features a collection of landscapes and shots of nature including snow covered mountain tops, waterfalls and trees filled with birds. Listen/Watch 136 Syllables at Rocky Mountain Dharma Center here:

A partnership with leading mindfulness and meditation app Calm brings a new release entitled Sound Bath Hummingbirds, available now on the Calm app. The eight-track audio release was composed by musician/vocalist WATA, a West African and Black American violinist, singer, songwriter and compositionist. WATA self-recorded the tracks while in an Airbnb in Istanbul. Her compositions are ethereal soundscapes that unify ancient sound traditions with innovative modern lyricism and alternative arrangements. Her vocals are inspired by nature — especially the rhythms of water and she taps into the collective consciousness and imbues it with the healing power of sound. This is WATA’s second drop for the Calm app, with her first being a year-long partnership to compose monthly Astrological-inspired sound baths for the new moon in 2021. Just last week on November 3, Calm hosted an event to support the release at Debs Park. Partners included the Audubon Society, Floating, and The Birdsong Project. Listen to Sound Bath Hummingbirds HERE.

Composer WATA said, “When asked to compose a track for The Birdsong Project, I was excited for the opportunity to learn the language of the birds. I listened to field recordings of various hummingbird species and mimicked the cadence, tone, and rhythm of their songs with my voice. This track is a love letter to nature and a study of her creations.”

The Birdsong Project is also collaborating with Mollusk Surf Shop to create limited edition merch including t-shirts and hats. Shop HERE.

"Mollusk loves clams, beavers, the sea, air, and birds! Birdsong invited us to send some love letters to ducks, pelicans, and seagulls in the form of t-shirts and hats, designs are from Nathaniel Russell and Dave Muller, and the logo drawn by Thomas Campbell. This is our humble offering," says John McCambridge, creator of Mollusk. 

The project’s full collection is now available as a limited-edition 20-LP deluxe box set which features a 60-page book and essay by musician-ornithologist Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater and a package bursting with paintings and illustrations of birds by well-known artists. All five volumes of The Birdsong Project are now available for streaming on all platforms.



Frank Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, South Carolina and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Illustration. In his early career he was a graffiti artist---spray painting, putting stickers on street signs, and running from the cops. In college he started making his own T-shirts and stickers. One of his most famous sticker campaigns was the “Andre the Giant” campaign (later named the “Obey Giant” campaign), created in 1989 while in college. Fairey’s main goal was to spark curiosity in the viewers and have them question the world around them.

In 2008 Fairey took his design skills to supporting the Obama campaign. He created the famous “Hope” poster. The poster was not originally endorsed officially by the Obama campaign, but the image quickly became the face of the campaign. Fairey is a great example of a street artist who has had his fair share of trouble with the law but is able to use his art to reach millions, while making a living for himself. In 2009, Fairey had his first museum exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, named after the book he released in 2006, “Supply and Demand.” It included most of the artwork today incorporated into Fairey’s popular clothing brand, Obey. Fairey created the Obey brand as an extension of his work, with clothing serving as another canvas to spread his messages. Shepard Fairey explains that the real meaning behind most of his artwork is to question everything. Despite Fairey’s quarrels in court and with other artists he remains one of the most popular and well-known street artists today.



The Birdsong Project was produced by Randall Poster, the Grammy Award-winning producer and music supervisor known for his longtime work with Wes Anderson and Martin Scorsese. It was conceived and inspired by Executive Producer Rebecca Reagan, who brought a grand creative vision and wisdom to the project. Additional executive producers are Elliot Bergman, Stewart Lerman and Lee Ranaldo. 

The project’s expansive collection of 242 recordings represents a remarkable assemblage of diverse talent from across the creative community in support of an important cause, including GRAMMY, Oscar, Emmy, Pulitzer, Peabody and James Beard Award winners: Ad-Rock, Laurie Anderson, Animal Collective, Beck, Cassandra Jenkins, Dan Deacon, Daniel Lanois, Elvis Costello, Esperanza Spalding, Flaming Lips, Haden Triplets, Jeff Tweedy, Jim James, Julianna Barwick, Kamasi Washington, Karen O, Kurt Vile, Atlas Sound & L’Rain, Makaya McCraven, Hania Rani, Mark Ronson, Nick Cave, Stephin Merritt, Terry Riley, Tyondai Braxton, UNKLE, Yo-Yo Ma, and many more. The majority of the recordings were made specifically for this project.

Spoken-word contributions recorded and donated to the project feature an array of writers and actors including Jonathan Franzen, Maggie Smith, Ocean Vuong, Alice Waters, Bette Midler, Florence Welch, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Jelani Cobb, Matthew McConaughey, Natasha Lyonne, Regina King, Robert Pattinson, Sean Penn, Tilda Swinton, Tim Blake Nelson, Bobby Cannavale, and more.

Proceeds from The Birdsong Project will be donated to The National Audubon Society, the world’s oldest environmental society dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats.