John James Audubon's "The Birds of America" is 435 Plates featuring most of the American bird species known in the early 1800's. I have been hard at work since December 2012 "re-imagining" the Robert Havell Jr. Edition plates and many of the painting studies used for the plate engravings. Though many of these beloved vignettes are iconic works of art, many others go under appreciated. These paintings and prints must be studied up close and the smaller specimens benefit from additional magnification. I've been designing ArtCards featuring views of The Birds of America like you've never seen them before! And I can't imagine why the individual birds and the lovely landscapes and flowers painted by Audubon's assistants Maria Martin, Joseph Mason, George Lehman and Robert Havell Jr. have been ignored as design elements on their own since the Victorian era!