Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Selection of Etsy Dinosaurs

I've said before that finding good dinosaur crafts and prints is a hit-and-miss operation. But it just makes the good ones shine brighter.

Mitchell Seymour runs a shop called Dinorawrs, featuring charming watercolor illustrations of prehistoric animals. This piece, featuring a raucous brood of Microraptor is a good example of what you'll find.
Picking one piece to share was difficult! I could have easily chosen his take on the azhdarchids eating infant dinosaurs meme, his literal play on the name of Bambiraptor, or his reclining Estemmenosuchus.

Though I've shared her work before, I couldn't write this without including Sharon Wegner-Larson, a frequent commenter here and a fellow blogging graphic designer. Her Omegafauna shop expands on her BFA thesis project of paleo-themed textiles.

Joanna Barnum did this cool tribute to the State Dinosaur of Maryland, Astrodon johnsoni.
Her shop is full of terrific science-art, and should be of special interest for Darwin fans.

If you're looking for nice dino-themed stationery, Etsy seller Sian's shop Drawosaur creates whimsical greeting cards with frolicking dinosaurs that should appeal to the legions of fans our friend Niroot has amassed.

Yeah, I've got one, too.
Shuvuuia and Protoceratops

Couldn't let this opportunity to hawk my own wares pass, could I? At any rate, if you have a favorite Etsy seller specializing in dinosaur merchandise, let me know in the comments. I'd love to do another post like this.


  1. Aha! I knew I couldn't have been alone in drawing dinosaurs 'festooned in Christmas paraphernalia'. Excellent. I like that Sian has drawn direct inspiration from a number of dinosaur toys too; like the Safari Amargasaurus, for instance!

    Sharon's dinosaur textiles are wonderful.

  2. Thanks for including me here, David! I appreciate it. And thanks Niroot. The others are lovely - somehow I hadn't seen Joanna Barnum's work before.

  3. I started an Etsy store as well. I have been making dinosaur toy upcycled items, so far just coat and jewelry racks, and storage jars (my inventory is low at the moment, mostly taking custom orders right now): http://www.etsy.com/shop/Dinochick?section_id=10899787
    Another favorite of mine are the dinosaur butcher diagrams on the Word Shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75089179/triceratops-dinosaur-butcher-diagram

  4. Someone also started a Dinosaur Treasury list: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/OTYzODIzOXwxOTU5ODc5MDU4/all-things-dinosaur?index=1


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