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If Cats Could Talk,...

...THEY WOULDN'T. According to Nan Porter.

The animal of my choice is a cat, not because I'm a cat person (I'm really not), but because I find this quote quite amusing and think it'd be an interesting one to illustrate/letter.

Brainstorm

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Now, there are several directions I can take here, regarding the appearance and character of the cat (and they all fit the quote well ):

  •  indifferent, elegant, superior,...
  •  grumpy, lazy, not bothered,...
  •  playful, cheeky, stubborn,...
  •  clever, whimsical, sophisticated,...

...so  I gathered some cats to help me decide 

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While sketching some rough thumbs, I decided on an organic, possibly cat-shaped format that can have various applications (print, t-shirt, mugs, etc.)

Thumbnails

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I like the simplicity of no.5, but decided to go with no.7. I feel it works well as a layout and puts emphasis on lettering, giving me more options to experiment with different lettering styles.

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Lettering practice

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I'm going to refine my chosen sketch and create several versions with different lettering styles and combinations. This might take a while...

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