Audubon Magazine’s Illustrated Aviary

The Illustrated Aviary is a regular inside back page feature in the bimonthly Audubon magazine. Launched last year by creative director Kevin Fisher, each issue features a different, high-level illustrator reimagining John James Audubon‘s famous “Birds of North America” paintings.  The page includes a brief interview with the illustrator discussing the creative process, as well as a thumbnail of the original Audubon artwork. The result has been a brilliantly rich and diverse illustration showcase, and the pages are nothing short of breathtaking. Kevin Fisher explains that the Illustrated Aviary is part of Audubon’s continuing mission “to create an environment for outstanding artists who cover the natural world.” He has quickly developed this page into one of the top illustration venues.

Here is the complete collection of The Illustrated Aviary.

(Above): Illustration by Greg Mably, May-June 2014.

Audubon AviaryIllustration by Olaf Hajek, July-August 2013.

Audubon Aviary3Illustration by Hanoch Piven, July-August 2014.

Audubon Aviary5Illustration by David Plunkert, March-April 2014.

Audubon Aviary7Illustration by David Cowles, November-December 2013.

Audubon Aviary4Illustration by Brandon Ballengee, January-February 2014.


Audubon magazine covers, 2004-14.