By Jim Moir

A book of bird paintings by the artist also known as Vic Reeves.

Art | Illustrated
344% funded
2140 supporters
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Publication date: 01 September 2022

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First Edition Hardback

A first edition hardback (192 pages), decorated endpapers, head and tail bands, ribbon marker, with specially designed bookmark available exclusively from Unbound
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Brace of Birds

Two first edition hardbacks so you can share Jim’s paper aviary with a fellow fan.


  • Two bookmarks
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Covey of Postcards

A first edition hardback plus a set of 6 postcards featuring Jim’s bird paintings plus accompanying fact as a caption.


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Mug of Robins

A first edition hardback signed by Jim plus a ceramic mug featuring a flock of painted robins – a cheerful way to kick off the day, available exclusively from Unbound.


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Mug of Corvids

A first edition hardback signed by Jim plus a ceramic mug featuring members of the crow family, a cool and edgy vessel for your morning brew, available exclusively from Unbound.


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Tit T-shirt

A first edition hardback signed by Jim, plus a limited edition 100% cotton t-shirt, featuring Jim’s paintings of two great tits, available exclusively from Unbound. Available in male and female style S, M, L, XL (size to be specified in post check-out email closer to the time of dispatch).


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Flock of Merch Bundle

A first edition hardback signed by Jim plus limited edition t-shirt, mugs, postcarda and bookmark.
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Brace of Moirs

A first edition hardback plus a hardback copy of Vic Reeves’ Art Book, featuring 200 of Jim’s painting and sketches, first published in 2019.


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The bird book you’ve all been waiting for…

Fans of Jim Moir (aka the comedian, writer, artist, and national treasure Vic Reeves) will already know about his love of birds. This love, a constant passion since he was in short trousers, has flowered into an artistic obsession. As his popularity as a painter has soared in recent years, the simplicity and sincerity of his bird paintings have given them cult status among his fans.

Now, for the first time, these beautiful paintings are all gathered together in one exquisite book. Featuring paintings of eighty British birds, each spread will feature a single bird paired with a single diverting fact. Did you know that feeding white bread to a mallard can cause a potentially fatal condition called ‘Angel Wing’? Or that the lapwing has more nicknames than any other British bird, including flopwing, horneywink, lipwingle, lymptwigg, peesieweep and wallock?

Without the padding of ornithological statistics or long descriptions, this is a book that reminds us why we love birds: because of the shapes, colours and sounds they bring into our lives.

Small enough to fit into the pocket of a cagoul, cool enough to adorn a coffee table, this a book for bird lovers of all ages and persuasions, filled with the birds we all see in our gardens or on trips to the country and coast – the ones we know and love best.

Better still, pre-ordering the book through Unbound offers you the chance to buy all kinds of exclusive merchandise from postcards and mugs to prints to t-shirts featuring Jim’s wonderful paintings.

In a year when we’ve all rediscovered the beauty and pleasure they bring into our lives, Birds by Jim Moir is the perfect gift, a wholesome oasis in a desert of tat.

Ten percent of the profit on every book sold will be donated to the RSPB.

About the book

  • 192 pages (140gsm white woodfree offset paper)
  • Bijoux format - 177 x  145 mm
  • Head and tail bands
  • Decorated endpapers


Vic Reeves Art: Official Website
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