• The making of the Two of Pentacles card

    This is a card that we always enjoy designing because there are so many possibilities for conveying the broad idea of juggling a lot of things at once! We knew almost immediately that we wanted to show a cat in a harlequin costume (a jester would have been another…

  • Cats make a mark in Japanese prints, of course

    It would be surprising if Japan didn’t have a tradition of dressed up cats doing human things. The island nation does not disappoint. Cats seem to have first come on trading ships from China about a thousand years ago, and became respected as mouse catchers. There are even temples…

  • Mainzer Dressed Cats began as whimsical Swiss postcards

    Cats dressed up and behaving like people have long been on the fringes of pop culture. In the 1940s and ’50s, Mainzer Dressed Cat postcards hit the scene, showing felines in then-contemporary costumes riotously pursuing leisure activities from sports to watching movies, or simply having picnics. These anthropomorphic cats have…

  • Bohemian Cats Tarot sketches

    The Bohemian Cats’ Theatre project – how it all began.

    https://youtu.be/3lsRzF0I38Q The original Baroque Bohemian Cats’ Tarot and the Bohemian Cats picture book date all the way back to 2003/4 and has been through several versions since. We’ve always loved living with cats and it came naturally to us to build to make an entire fantasy world around them…