Puwee, Titi Titi and Chap Chap Series

Navigating between calligraphy, painting, graphic design, furniture and architecture, FreelingWaters have released their first set of prints created in collaboration - exclusively for The Wrong Shop.

For FreelingWaters there is no content that can’t be ‘becomingly dressed’ in this broad, ornate style. Fish, leaves, clouds - even birdsongs! - can, like typefaces, be the result of a pre-conceived set of curves and strokes.

For hundreds of years, humans have tried to capture what we hear when birds sing. The three prints - ‘Puwee’, ‘Titi Titi’ and ‘Chap Chap’ - are an expansion of Job Wouters’ fascination with ‘Words of Birds’ (book by John Bevis). This vast world of possibility inspired FreelingWaters to translate phonetic birdsong into wildly unique compositions, balancing word and picture, typography and folk art - harmoniously blending both artists’ individual craft.

“I find that the efforts to capture these heavenly sounds into the very limited human written language have a consoling and poetic quality.” - Job Wouters

Each print is dedicated to a bird and its song, and together they become a buoyant choir. The ornaments and typography are hand-painted in different styles, colours and weights - to express each unique song.

The prints are editions of 30, signed and numbered by the artists, and Giclee printed on Hahnemuhle Photrag 308gsm paper. The works are available unframed or framed in our oak or black-stained oak hand-crafted frames.