Friday, November 12, 2010

Genus Aves Iratus (Angry Birds)


In celebration of me actually just passing Angry Birds Halloween edition (screw 3 stars, it was labor enough just finishing it!) I dedicate this bit of Ornithological documentation to my fare feathered friends.

50 comments:

E. L. Parker said...

That is a very cool piece of art. Very clever.

Genius Moose said...

Very cool!!

Mark said...

Fantastic! Saw it via Wil Wheaton's tumblr and reblogged it myself. Just wanted to stop by and say it kicks ass.

Slonie said...

Genius! Make a shirt.

Ethan said...

I don't mean to be That Guy, but I think "maching bird" is a typo... but if you fixed that (and made it in 1920x1200) you'd have a killer wallpaper... just saying.

philipsheppard.com said...

This is rather excellent.
Could the Leonardo Da Vinci version be next (obv with dissection..!)?

Kredal said...

I think Maching bird is correct... it's a pun on Mocking, but based on the yellow bird's ability to speed really fast... breaking the sound barrier (mach 1) in the process.

And I too would buy a t-shirt with this on it.

Kris Van de Sande said...

A Square iPad wallpaper version would be awesome :)

Antonio Rentero said...

Wonderful piece of art, man.

I hope you like thar we mentioned it in our web:

http://www.gizmodo.es/2010/11/19/%C2%BFy-si-darwin-hubiese-descubierto-a-los-angry-birds.html

Keep on drawing like this. Saludos.

Antonio Rentero said...

Well, of course you´ve got the US version:

http://gizmodo.com/tag/angrybirds/

ps said...

is that for sale? I would love a print

CodyAnne. said...

This is awesome!

oh kate said...

would love to buy a print if you decided to make lithographs.

Tom said...

You have the red and yellow birds switched. Yellow = breaks wood. Otherwise, cool.

CW said...

Can you turn this into a poster somehow?

edythe o. said...

i sent you an email via Flickr. :)

Aro said...

I must say that this piece of art is faithful to the game. Can you do another one with the pigs?

Alex Gray said...

I would love to see this get printed

GH said...

Amazingly wonderful art!

But bad Latin :(

Short version: should be "aves iratae"

TL;DR version:

As in English, "aves" ("birds") is a plural noun. However, unlike most English, all Latin nouns have a grammatical gender, not necessarily related to the biological gender (if any) of the thing the word describes. "Avis" ("bird") is feminine.

So far so good! However, also unlike English, adjectives have grammatical number (singular and plural forms) and also have grammatical gender. So to describe a feminine plural noun like "aves", the adjective also has to be feminine plural.

"Iratus" ("angry") is masculine singular. The feminine plural of this adjective is "iratae". Therefore, "angry birds" is "aves iratae".

iRave1 said...

Like! Want this exact colour scheme for a T-Shirt! Maybe with an outline of the Galapagos background.

Collin said...

Is there any way to buy prints?! Ever since I told my friends about it, everyone wants to give this as a gift. And your other works are amazing!

Caitlin said...

Please please make this a print.

Ana said...

Hi, Can I buy a print from you? Looks great!

jeroen said...

Wow...!
Any chance to buy a print?

MarvinK said...

Definitely need to offer a shirt!!

Tant Trassel said...

oooo wonderfull! I want a print soooo bad...
The only one in Sweden with AB art :)

Todd said...

I'd love to buy the original art from ya...

Or could I commission you to do another?

Please do let me know!

Thanks,
Todd

E. L. Parker said...

How may I buy a poster of this art work, pray tell?

Do you have an online store?

mmmusings said...

Simply fantastic!

MrsDragon said...

Are you selling prints of this anywhere? I'd love to buy one... : )

chame.. said...

cool.. c:

Melissa MacKinnon Bowden said...

I want a poster too!! Or perhaps I can buy a really large file so I can print it??

Laura Erickson said...

How cosmically cool!

Sandeep Roy said...

This is just so wonderful.

marie_mellett said...

Please register and copyright your artwork. It's obvious from the replies here, there's a market for it. The medium you chose is entirely up to you. Find an agent to represent you. Good luck. Act now while the subject is currently hot.

jessel bauntad said...

Love IT!

jessel bauntad said...

love it

DanAcme said...

You should make t-shirts of something that awesome. We print shirts & build free web stores in case you're interested. http://AcmePrints.com

Ginger said...

please? let me know when i can buy this in poster or any form for me...oops i mean my boys! great.

Shopgirl 675 said...

Totally love this. Excellent piece of artwork!!

Barbara B. Nixon said...

I adore this artwork! Mind if I print it into fabric and make an iPod Touch case out of it (for my personal use only)?

Barbara

BlueSky said...

Some guy is trying to sell copied of this on Listia.com, didn't know if that was authorized... http://www.listia.com/auction/4112880-angry-birds

A Devil Undercover said...

Please please please make this a poster and sell it to us! :D My son would be over the moon with joy!

stack0verflow said...

Would love to buy a couple of prints of this from you

Maren Hansen said...

I adore this picture!! Thanks for sharing with the world! It's going on Pinterest... ;)

Alba Blair said...

Just came across this in zedge! Love it! Thought it was something by Rovio! Its great!

2puzzle4.com said...

It is never too late to tell you how funny they are, how great your artwork is! :-)
I had looked for "angry birds" for some reason > a photograph of a real Emberiza citrinella and found this. I put a link to your article - hope you don't mind.

Nicholas Lawley said...

I've just seen this on the wall of a pub-restaurant, where can it be purchased from?

beatadrz said...

Angry Birds ornithological fan art would make cracking poster, would you?

Влад Мерзлый said...

Интересно! А вы еще можете поиграть онлайн в игру angry birds бесплатно здесь:
http://watch-online-vidio.blogspot.ru/2013/06/Igrat-angry-birds.html