LEGO-cats_0008After part 1, another bunch of famous cats comes not-exactly-alive-but-somewhat-more-three-dimensional with Lego blocks. It’s a lot of fun working on this project and the only thing slowing us down a bit is the fact that we don’t have enough blocks of some colors, like orange. We make do though.

LEGO-cats_0012Top Cat gang.

LEGO-cats_0011Pink Panther and the Cat in the Hat.

LEGO-cats_0005Puss in Boots, Eek and the poor cat of Schrödinger.

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LEGO-cats_0010While working on 8-bit famous cats poster was a fun of its own kind, we always envisaged it as a sort of blueprint for the really entertaining part of the project, which is making Lego 8-bit cats. Because you just know there’s nothing more fun than Lego and 8-bit and by pure luck and the genius of Danish engineering they go together so well. So, the first bunch of cats get Legolized today.

LEGO-cats_0003Tom (with Jerry) and Battle Cat (alias Cringer).

LEGO-cats_0004Nyan Cat and (unimpressed) Catbert.

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Figaro, Hello Kitty and Cowardly Lion.

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As more of dog persons we started a while ago our project on famous pets in 8 bit with dogs. But the time has come to pay tribute to famous felines. Though less numerous than dogs, the group includes many illustrious characters that grin, love lasagna, chase small creatures and are altogether loveable.

re-cats-8-bit-poster-holdingre-cats-8-bit-posterAll the cats are signed at the bottom of the poster and at the bottom of this post. You can also buy a print here and here, should you be so inclined.

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Here’s the list of the featured felines: 01 Catbert / Dilbert / cat 02 Tom / Tom & Jerry / cat 03 Heathcliff & Sonja / Heathcliff / cats 04 Felix / Felix the Cat / cat 05 Hello Kitty / Hello Kitty / cat 06 Puss in Boots / Puss in Boots / cat 07 Nyan Cat / YouTube / cat 08 Cowardly Lion / The Wizard of Oz / lion 09 Cheshire Cat / Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / cat 10 Eek / Eek! The Cat / cat 11 Mr. Jinks / Pixie & Dixie / cat 12 Tigger / Winnie-the-Pooh / tiger 13 Garfield / Garfield / cat 14 Aslan / The Chronicles of Narnia / lion 15 Battle Cat (Cringer) / He-Man and the Masters of the Universe / tiger 16 Sylvester / Looney Tunes / cat 17 Pink Panther / The Pink Panther / pink panther 18 Hobbes / Calvin & Hobbes / tiger 19 The Cat / The Cat in the Hat / cat 20 Top Cat | Fancy-Fancy | Benny the Ball | Brain | Choo-Choo | Spook / Top Cat / cats 21 Mufasa & Simba / The Lion King / lions 22 Bagheera / The Jungle Book / black panther 23 Azrael / The Smurfs / cat 24 Figaro / Pinocchio / cat 25 Schrödinger’s cat / quantum physics / 50% alive cat

re-innercity-00A while ago we had a pleasure of designing a PhD publication analyzing the development of old districts in Gdańsk. This is a very technical study, full of maps, graphs and subject interviews – in other words, precisely the kind of challenge we enjoy designing.

We chose to work with a serif typeface, because it was less obvious than a sans-serif and because we felt it would make the technical subject matter more reader-friendly. Because of the budget constraints only some pages are full color. In a book so full of various kinds of data layout needs to  help organize it clearly. We used a broadened left margin for navigational purposes where all the chapter, figure, footer numbers etc. are aligned. Sometimes it took a bit of typesetting magic but in the end we feel it worked well.

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(Cover photo by the author.)

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As the format is relatively small, sometimes it took some ingenuity to fit all the data onto pages.

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Designing maps: a special kind of fun.

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