This new art series, created by Alena Tkach for NeonMob, is the story of a curious kitty named Pinkerton. Told through two beautifully illustrated images, our tiny hero makes new friends getting lost in the forest, and ultimately finding his way home.
On the subjects of cats and the inspiration for Pinkerton’s adventure, Tkach says, “I love cats and I am sure that most of people love them too. I have a cat named Lisa who is so playful and a great thief of various small things. I also used to collect photos of uncommon animals hugging or carrying cats. I love nature, the woods, mountains, undiscovered and secret places, so that’s where my idea comes from. Pinkerton is a small cat, who is exploring the world and is surprised by most things. This feature of his and his big round eyes made my friend invent a special verb “to pinkertone”, which he uses when somebody gawps.”
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via Little Big Adventures Of A Cat Lost In The Woods | Bored Panda.
We love this “taxonomy of ad agency names” from Rob & Joe, the freelance creative partnership of Rob Donaldson and Joe Dennett. It rather speaks for itself. But in case you don’t get it, they’ve sorted virtually every major ad agency name into one of seven genesis categories. Click to enlarge:
via There Are Only 7 Different Ways To Name An Ad Agency, According To This Chart Of All Of Them – Business Insider.
1. Chinese multimillionaire Guangbiao Chen has been making a splash lately with his interest in buying the New York Times. This is his business card.
2. Hollywood actor Steve Martin.
3. Mr (or Mrs) Multi-talented.
4. The photographer.
5. World’s greatest wizard.
6. The Balloon Guy.
7. The power of endorsement.
8. The plastic surgeon.
9. The furniture maker.
10. The cheese trader.
11. The coder.
12. Yoga teacher.
13. Attention grabbing movie writer.
14. Lego employee.
15. Divorce lawyer.
18. Greek restaurant.
19. Hair-loss specialist.
20. Professional 94-year-old.
21. Personal trainer.
22. Optometrist (eye-doctor-type-person, for anyone who doesn’t watch Holby City)
23. Just a very useful man to know.
24. This guys card doesn’t fit in a rolodex..because ‘it doesn’t belong in a rolodex’
via 24 Brilliant Business Cards (Plus Some You Made) | The Poke.
Some companies might take exception to your scribbling all over its catalog. But not Ikea.
For a while now, British illustrator Sarah Horne has found the Ikea catalog to be an inspiring canvas on which to draw fantastical scenes—with mythical creatures all relaxing in minimalist Swedish homescapes. Well, Ikea saw the drawings—and loved them. And over the holidays they invited Horne to be an official children’s illustrator in residence at its Wembley store.
“As a child I was always doodling and dreaming up a never-ending number of fantastical dinner parties that featured fictional creatures from the pages of my favorite storybooks—imagining what it would be like to have dinner with a dragon or breakfast with Bigfoot,” Horne says.
“Although I’m all grown up, my mind runs riot with the fantastical meals I always wished I could be a part of, using pages from my favorite Ikea catalogue as a canvas to bring my mythical creations a little more into reality.”
Horne’s pictures gave Ikea an idea. The company could use them to help reinforce the idea of the importance of family dinner times.
“We know how easy it is to get bogged down in the craziness of everyday life, so we hired our children’s illustrator in residence to put the wonder back into dining together,” says an Ikea rep. “At Ikea, we firmly believe that each and every mealtime is special in its own right, whether it’s a midweek supper for your partner, breakfast with the kids, or pizza at home on a Friday night. It’s all about spending quality time together and treasuring those moments as a family.”
Hear more from Horne below. Via PSFK.
via Ikea Loved This Artist’s Fantastical Doodles on Its Catalog So Much, It Hired Her | Adweek.
The clever magicians and animators behind some of Disney’s greatest animated movies have long hidden Mickey Mouse images or silhouettes throughout their work, and a community of vigilant eagle-eyed fans has made it a fun activity of finding all the hidden Mickey Mouses (Mickey Mice?) they can.
The search for Hidden Mickeys began in Disney’s many theme parks, where architects and designers hid Mickey Mouse silhouettes throughout their work. For a long time, Disney remained quiet about the existence of “Hidden Mickeys,” but a recent post on the Oh My Disney blog has revived speculation about these little Easter Eggs.
Check out the images below to see if you can find the Hidden Mickeys! Some are just the iconic shape while others are pictures of the mouse himself.
More info: blogs.disney.com (h/t: dailymail)
Beauty and the Beast
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Lilo & Stitch
A Goofy Movie
The Lion King
Oliver & Company
The Little Mermaid
via Disney Reveals Where They’ve Hidden Mickey In Their Movies. Can You Find Him? | Bored Panda.