Bright Flora and Fauna Prints by Mark McGinnis

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July 1, 2014

Brooklyn–based designer and illustrator Mark McGinnis has created an exclusive collection of framed prints for the Dwell Store. Called the Menagerie Collection, the series captures flora and fauna in soft, yet vibrant colors. Explore six of the prints here, and be sure to check out the rest of the collection at the Dwell Store.

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  Although compositionally simple, each print is comprised of several parts. The graphic is screen-printed on 140-pound arches watercolor paper, after which McGinnis fills the colored print with a hand-drawn line sketch in charcoal, ensuring that no two prints are exactly the same. From there, the 100 percent cotton paper is mounted and framed in an ash wood frame. Pictured here are the Yellow Leaf, Blue Horse, Blue Fern, Red Snake, and Blue Elephant prints.

    Although compositionally simple, each print is comprised of several parts. The graphic is screen-printed on 140-pound arches watercolor paper, after which McGinnis fills the colored print with a hand-drawn line sketch in charcoal, ensuring that no two prints are exactly the same. From there, the 100 percent cotton paper is mounted and framed in an ash wood frame. Pictured here are the Yellow Leaf, Blue Horse, Blue Fern, Red Snake, and Blue Elephant prints.

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  Mark McGinnis’s Menagerie Collection, including this Blue Elephant print, is designed to complement a variety of interiors, from offices to children’s bedrooms.
    Mark McGinnis’s Menagerie Collection, including this Blue Elephant print, is designed to complement a variety of interiors, from offices to children’s bedrooms.
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  An example of the flora in McGinnis’s collection, this Yellow Leaf print features a strong goldenrod hue.
    An example of the flora in McGinnis’s collection, this Yellow Leaf print features a strong goldenrod hue.
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  One of McGinnis’s favorites in the series, this Pink Bird is defined by its charcoal-drawn feathers and crest.
    One of McGinnis’s favorites in the series, this Pink Bird is defined by its charcoal-drawn feathers and crest.
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  Rendered in a soft blue, this Blue Fern print features intricate charcoal line work.
    Rendered in a soft blue, this Blue Fern print features intricate charcoal line work.
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  Complete with whiskers and a bushy tail, the Orange Fox can be hung on its own or coordinated with other prints in the Menagerie Collection.
    Complete with whiskers and a bushy tail, the Orange Fox can be hung on its own or coordinated with other prints in the Menagerie Collection.
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  This Red Snake is defined by its detailed vertebrae and double S-shaped form.
    This Red Snake is defined by its detailed vertebrae and double S-shaped form.

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