Everyone has heard of a “school of fish.” Or maybe a “pride of lions.” But how about a “wisdom of wombats?” Or a “bevy of quails”?
The animal kingdom is a fun and occasionally very goofy place, and Nomencreatures shows that off.
Nomencreatures' origin story
After hearing that a group of armadillos could be called a fez, and a group of flamingos could be a flamboyance, I started putting together a list of all these silly animal group names. And boy howdy, were there a ton.
I decided to draw them to keep the illustration muscles loose as I was focusing on design projects at Rocketkoi.
After getting a good response to the prints on inPRNT I started getting requests for a book. I turned to Kickstarter to get copies to friends and decided to set a loftier goal to gauge interest.
Thanks to a very successful campaign (it was funded in four days!), copies whipped across the country and the globe.
I’m working on a second series (I told you there were a ton of names) and I’m going to shop around the book to some publishers. So follow along on my Instagram to see more crazy creatures in 2018!
I’m the co-owner of Rocketkoi, a creative services firm that delivers big results for small- to medium-sized businesses and nonprofits.
A group of Mals is called a maladroit.