08 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Camiseteria’s The Last Cat

The Last Cat by Diego Gurgell is an appealing mix of two popular themes, cats and the apocalypse. It’s a combo that works because we’re accustomed to the idea of scrappy stray cats, and this guy is the ultimate lone wanderer. Like a lot of strays, he’s a bit worse for the wear (sporting an eyepatch, missing leg, and collection of bandages), but he also seems very well-equipped for future surviving, with his camping pack, food supply of caught mice, and even a weapon. The way the gun is depicted is my favorite choice in this piece, because by only showing the outline and letting the rifle fade into the white of the shirt, it’s made a minor detail in the art instead of a focal point. That allows the character of the cat to really shine, and it also helps him to seem more prepared than violent. I think a clearer, more well-defined gun would have destroyed the charm of this by making him into a killer instead of a survivalist. An unexpected way to make the distinction, but brilliantly done.

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