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Established in 1997, The Bird Press (Thorsten Dennerline) is a small publishing/art project focused on the production of limited edition artist books. All projects utilize some inherent aspect of the book as a point of departure, are designed to evolve in an open-ended manner, and often involve writers as collaborators. Editions range from 15-50 and utilize various print media including: flatbed offset lithography, stone lithography, etching, letterpress, wood blocks, photopolymer plates, and digital pigment printing.

The Bird Press books are housed in numerous library collections, including those of The New York Public Library, Stanford University, Yale University, The Library of Congress, The Getty Foundation, and The National Gallery.

Contact: Thorsten Dennerline
thorsten@birdpress.com
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Phone: 802-379-1962

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Emergent Forms: Visual Improvisation
Susan Sgobati & Thorsten Dennerline, 2017-2019

Box: CNC milled Bass wood with cloth bound cover, 10 x 15.5 x 2 inches

Volume I, Pattern:Three color letterpress on Mohawk Superfine  paper. 80 pages. 3 x 6 x 0.75 inches 
Volume II, Memory:Two color reduction woodcut and letterpress on  Saint Armand handmade paper. Printed both sides. 8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
Volume III, Landscape: Stone lithography on Usuyou Gampi Natural paper. 8.5 x 3.5 inches
Volume IV, Dream:Polymer letterpress on Usuyou Gampi White  paper. 6 x 12 inches

Edition of 30
Discounted E/AB FAIR PRICE: $4,800
Please inquire for individual  books or prints

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A Cloud In Trousers (Prologue and Part One) 
Vladimir Mayakovsky, Translated by Michael Dumanis with images by  Thorsten Dennerline, 2016

Plate lithography and polymer letterpress
Book with wrapper. 14 color plate lithography, letterpress,  handmade paper cover and handmade paper wrapper
9.25 x 7.25 inches closed, 18.5 x 7.25 inches open
Edition of 38
$1,600

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The Wind
Mark Wunderlich and Thorsten Dennerline, 2014

Plate Lithography, Stone Lithography, Intaglio, Letterpress, on handmade paper.
7 x 5.5 inches closed, 14-210 x 5.5 inches open
Edition: 30
$2,800

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The Wind (Detail)
Mark Wunderlich and Thorsten Dennerline, 2014

Plate Lithography, Stone Lithography, Intaglio, Letterpress, on handmade paper.
7 x 5.5 inches closed, 14-210 x 5.5 inches open
Edition: 30
$2,800

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Emergent Forms: Visual Improvisation
Susan Sgobati & Thorsten Dennerline, 2017-2019

Box: CNC milled Bass wood with cloth bound cover, 10 x 15.5 x 2 inches

Volume I, Pattern:Three color letterpress on Mohawk Superfine  paper. 80 pages. 3 x 6 x 0.75 inches 
Volume II, Memory:Two color reduction woodcut and letterpress on  Saint Armand handmade paper. Printed both sides. 8 x 6 x 0.5 inches
Volume III, Landscape: Stone lithography on Usuyou Gampi Natural paper. 8.5 x 3.5 inches
Volume IV, Dream:Polymer letterpress on Usuyou Gampi White  paper. 6 x 12 inches

Edition of 30
Discounted E/AB FAIR PRICE: $4,800
Please inquire for individual  books or prints

Published by The Bird Press

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Video 1 of 5. Click Here to view all videos.

A Cloud In Trousers (Prologue and Part One) 
Vladimir Mayakovsky, Translated by Michael Dumanis with images by  Thorsten Dennerline, 2016

Plate lithography and polymer letterpress
Book with wrapper. 14 color plate lithography, letterpress,  handmade paper cover and handmade paper wrapper
9.25 x 7.25 inches closed, 18.5 x 7.25 inches open
Edition of 38
$1,600

Published by The Bird Press

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The Wind
Mark Wunderlich and Thorsten Dennerline, 2014

Plate Lithography, Stone Lithography, Intaglio, Letterpress, on handmade paper.
7 x 5.5 inches closed, 14-210 x 5.5 inches open
Edition: 30
$2,800

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The Wind (Detail)
Mark Wunderlich and Thorsten Dennerline, 2014

Plate Lithography, Stone Lithography, Intaglio, Letterpress, on handmade paper.
7 x 5.5 inches closed, 14-210 x 5.5 inches open
Edition: 30
$2,800

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New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Anders Abildgaard, Caspar Eric, Signe Gjessing, Cecilie Lind, Lea Marie  Løppenthin, Rasmus Nikolajsen, Susanne Jorn, Anne-Marie Mai, David  McDuff, and Thorsten Dennerline, 2019-2020

Stone, plate and offset lithography, metal and polymer letterpress,  woodcuts, handmade and machine made papers, hand bound in  handmade paper and in a slip case. 
12.75 x 18 inch closed, 25.5 x 18 inches open
Edition: 30, plus 10 special copies
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $4600, limited individual prints also available

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New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi 
Cecilie Lind and Thorsten Dennerline, 2018-2020

Large format polymer letterpress on handmade paper
25.5 x 18 inch open
Edition: 7 Artist proofs, and 5 special print object sets
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $800 for single print on handmade  paper or $1100 for print object on Somerset paper (2 prints, see video)

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Woodcut from New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Thorsten Dennerline, 2018-2020

Woodcut on Somerset paper
25.5 x 18 inches
Edition: 12 Artist proofs
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $800: select single or double sided sheet

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Stone lithograph from New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Thorsten Dennerline, 2018-2020

Woodcut on Somerset paper
25.5 x 18 inches
Edition: 8 Artist proofs
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $800

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New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Anders Abildgaard, Caspar Eric, Signe Gjessing, Cecilie Lind, Lea Marie  Løppenthin, Rasmus Nikolajsen, Susanne Jorn, Anne-Marie Mai, David  McDuff, and Thorsten Dennerline, 2019-2020

Stone, plate and offset lithography, metal and polymer letterpress,  woodcuts, handmade and machine made papers, hand bound in  handmade paper and in a slip case. 
12.75 x 18 inch closed, 25.5 x 18 inches open
Edition: 30, plus 10 special copies
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $4600, limited individual prints also available

Published by The Bird Press

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New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi 
Cecilie Lind and Thorsten Dennerline, 2018-2020

Large format polymer letterpress on handmade paper
25.5 x 18 inch open
Edition: 7 Artist proofs, and 5 special print object sets
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $800 for single print on handmade  paper or $1100 for print object on Somerset paper (2 prints, see video)

Published by The Bird Press

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Woodcut from New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Thorsten Dennerline, 2018-2020

Woodcut on Somerset paper
25.5 x 18 inches
Edition: 12 Artist proofs
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $800: select single or double sided sheet

Published by The Bird Press

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Stone lithograph from New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Thorsten Dennerline, 2018-2020

Woodcut on Somerset paper
25.5 x 18 inches
Edition: 8 Artist proofs
Discounted EAB FAIR Price: $800

Published by The Bird Press

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New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi
Anders Abildgaard, Caspar Eric, Signe Gjessing, Cecilie Lind, Lea Marie
Løppenthin, Rasmus Nikolajsen

My latest project at The Bird Press is New Danish Poetry/Ny dansk poesi, I (Thorsten Dennerline) took the idea of an anthology to Susanne Jorn, Danish poet and recent winner of the Holger Drachmann literature prize, inviting her to collaborate. In response, she chose six poets who are currently making waves in the Danish poetry world. I collaborated with each poet to produce six separate four-page sections of the book. The result is a collection of six unique dialogues. David McDuff translated the Danish poems into English for this dual-language production. Anne-Marie Mai has contributed an Afterword. Lithography, woodcut and letterpress printing are all featured within a hand sewn binding covered in Twinrocker paper.