Ian Rogers: Abecedary – Group Names of Birds and Beasts
I was delighted to hear that Ian’s gathered all the illustrations together, and has put them together as a book! He’s got several versions available: hardcover, softcover, and ebook. Note that you can preview the entire book, but that the ebook only lets you preview the first eight pages.
From Ian’s comments in the book:
At turns whimsical and at others poetic, the names for groups of animals tell us a lot not only about how we personify animals and birds, but also about the way language evolves over time.
Also, definitely check out Ian’s art blog. He’s included some of his own work, but primarily focuses on other artists and works he admires. Lots of great stuff there.
Ian Rogers: Collective Noun Project