After 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.
While 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.
Figaro, Hello Kitty and Cowardly Lion.
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.
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
Because of a gaming night and a birthday party we failed to finish today’s post but here’s a little teaser:
The rest to come soon.
Every now and then we get a little… bluesy, shall I say, because we don’t get nearly enough books to design. Quite a while ago in one of such moods, we designed and set a whole novel: Tom Robbins’ extravagant Even Cowgirls Get the Blues.
Even though it’s a single copy printed for us so I guess you could call it a unique book, we wanted it to be rather practical and entirely readable. It didn’t have to, however, pander to any publishing standards, and so the cover is only a cream sleeve with a few holes punched through to show the red cover from underneath.
The title appears on the spine and on the title page. We went with our love for Futura and paired it with a more scripty, old-school typeface for all the display purposes but the text is set traditionally, in a serif typeface.
A while ago we were asked to do something for a magazine and had a free choice of what exactly that something would be. We did a series of three illustrations, playing with famous characters.
We’re showing this one first to celebrate the return of the British show Sherlock (we spent a good part of Christmas time watching the first two seasons).
The card started as a geometric grid in Illustrator, printed out and patiently cut out by (my) hand with a vast selection of tools you can see in the .gif below (let it load). Then we folded the figures and glued elements that needed gluing.
Then came the always-joyful stage of setting the scene, which in all its documentary glory looked something like this:
And yes, Ikea bits and pieces are ever so useful for our creative purposes.