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Cute Cats & the Metalheads that Love Them

Wednesday 04.02.2014 , Posted by
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When you think of bands with names like Murder Construct, Exhumed, Municipal Waste and Napalm Death, you probably aren’t thinking about fuzzy little kittens… but then you’d be missing something. Photographer Alexandra Crockett’s new book Metal Cats traces the unlikely pairing of felines and the hardcore metal fans that love them. [Read more...]

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Cat Battle Armor for the Raging Feline

Monday 01.13.2014 , Posted by
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Is your cat an “unstoppable force for slaughter?” Do they constantly come home with battle wounds? Or maybe they’re just as obsessed with cosplay as you are. Enter this very rugged Cat Battle Armor from Schnabuble. Yes, you better have a good relationship with your feline friend, or else they will be getting whatever they want (which probably changes nothing).

Just check out that full articulation! How about the riveted construction and those terrifying dorsal spines. For the cat who has everything and needs more – this is the ultimate accessory – and it will only set you back $500+! [Read more...]

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Strike A Pose: Cats Who Think They Are Pin Up Girls

Friday 11.29.2013 , Posted by

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We’ve seen cats doing their best Derek Zoolander, posing like hunky male models, and now it’s time for the female homologue. Hurly-Burly Clothing based in Perth Australia, an alternative/pinup/rockabilly/goth/punk clothing and accessory line, has compiled this hilarious collection pairing adorable cats with their pin-up girl twins. Back before the days of the internet, pin up girl posters were all the rage, kind of like cats are now, so why not combine them and have the best of both worlds? That’s what makes these pairs so perfect. [Read more...]

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Cats are Male Models, and Here’s Proof

Tuesday 11.19.2013 , Posted by

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Did you ever think there was more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking? Yeah, neither did we. If there’s one segment of our society that knows it best, it’s muscle ripped male models. I mean, look at those poses! Giving a little lip bite; doing a little stretch; standing in the pouring rain… there isn’t a single place these dudes can’t look good. But, it’s come to our attention that they’ve got competition – and it wouldn’t be the internet if it wasn’t from cats! [Read more...]

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Drawing on Instagram Cats with Purrfectly Charming Results

Tuesday 09.17.2013 , Posted by

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We all know that every cat has an exceedingly unique personality. Was your feline friend intended for something greater than leaping great heights or shredding curtains… perhaps being an astronaut or demolition expert? Sometimes these things are obvious, and sometimes we need a little help. Amanda Coffelt and her cat Bob are here for us, setting out to enhance the feline world on Instagram, one picture at a time. Their project idraw_on_cats has seen Bob and many of his friends transformed into their alter egos with just the touch of a pen. [Read more...]

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Classical Cats Dressed In Gentleman’s Wear

Wednesday 07.31.2013 , Posted by

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While many cats have an elitist attitude as if they were royalty, few have actually dressed the part…until now. Uzbek artist Eldar Zakirov has created this hilarious series of cats in seriously regal gentlemen attire. The series, which he calls The Hermitage Court was created for Hermitage Magazine and features a Chamber Herald, Waiter, Moor, and Outrunner uniform, all with holes for tails of course. The costumes in Zakriov’s digital paintings are detailed as exquisitely as the perfectly kept whiskers of the noble cats wearing them. Though I’m much more of a dog person, I would not mind seeing one of these cats drinking tea on the fainting couch in my parlor (if I had one). With their refined style and chivalrous manners, they could teach the cats of today a few lessons. [Read more...]

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Cat Vs. Mouse: Medieval Battle Wear

Monday 07.01.2013 , Posted by

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It’s always fascinating to go to a history museum and see suits of armor from the past, but it’s unlikely you’ve seen any of the armor that protected the pets of the time. Long before humans ever battled within their own species, cats and mice have had a long standing nemesis. Earlier than Tom & Jerry, Tweety & Sylvester, or Itchy & Scratchy ever graced our television screens, there lived a whole lot of cat and mice colonies strategically plotting how to take one another out. Although none of the original historical pieces have survived, as cats and mice were very good about keeping their wars a secret and never fighting with armor in the presence of humans, metal magician Jeff de Boer has sculpted these incredible hypotheses of what the suits of cat armor would look like. [Read more...]

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Illustrations: Clever and Beautiful, Just Like a Cat

Thursday 06.13.2013 , Posted by

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Like most of the internet, Japanese artist Yoko Tanji has an obsession with cats. Lucky for us, she’s doing something about it, creating a large body of work revolving around the feline species and their human companions. Her work ranges in style from sketched pen drawings to watercolors and digital illustrations, while her cleverly executed themes range from the somber to the brilliantly funny. Despite her varied modes of bringing the work to life, each piece stands well on its own and is created with a perfection unmatched by most artists. [Read more...]

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Feline Fantasies: Cat Superheroes by Jenny Parks

Wednesday 05.15.2013 , Posted by

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If you’ve ever wondered what The Walking Dead’s Daryl Dixon would look like as a cat, wonder no more. Made internet famous by her “Doctor Mew” illustration, Jenny Parks is at it again with her Catvengers series. Featuring a green Hulkitty Persian, a Siamese Iron Cat, and a slender beige Captain Catmerica, Parks matches each character’s personality with the perfect feline. Parks is a freelance scientific illustrator in San Frnacisco, and as most scientists, a self-proclaimed “shameless nerd”. She got her BFA in illustration from California College of the Arts, and a graduate degree in Science Illustration from UC Santa Cruz. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #419 > Animals Do The Darnedest Things

Saturday 04.13.2013 , Posted by

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