Life of Cats at Japan Society Gallery

A new exhibition explores the recurring cat motif and how it's transformed in Japanese artwork over the past few centuries

If you thought the cat craze was only as young as YouTube, the latest exhibition opening at Japan Society Gallery will demonstrate that long before they became memes and viral sensations, the four-legged feline had already been a muse for centuries. Centered on Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Edo Period, as well as cat-themed paintings, sculptures and more selected from collections within the US, …

Amigos Playing Cards

Three beautifully designed decks featuring cats and astronauts exclusively available through Kickstarter

After initially planning to start a fundraiser to support the creation of an online card playing club, web- and iOS-focused creative group Fictive Kin decided to center their campaign on something more tangible—simply, playing cards. Thus, the Amigos Card Club is printing three lovely decks of playing cards just in time for the holidays. To create the Kickstarter-exclusive decks, they reached out to their community …

Cat is Art Spelled Wrong

A new book that aims to explain why cat videos are so alluring

The ancient Egyptians proclaimed their adoration for cats in hieroglyphics, statues and mummification. Today, many preserve the feline species forever in videos, print publications and even with dedicated television channels. When Coffee House Press‘ marketing director Caroline Casey and publisher Chris Fischbach attended the first Internet Cat Festival two years ago at Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, they were stunned by the turnout and the crowd’s …