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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cat Posters: New San Francisco Company Debuts

Posted By on Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 2:38 PM

click to enlarge POSTER CAT
When we think of cat posters we remember our childhood orthodontist's office — it was covered in '70s-'80s era posters, including the famous "Hang in there, baby," which featured a kitten hanging on a tree branch. When we finally got our braces off, we thought that was the last time we'd ever see a cat poster in a frame, but we may be wrong.

A new San Francisco company is bringing back the cat poster, baby.

Poster Cat, LLC launched this week and creates their version of classic-cat posters of decades past with motivational phrases like "You're Special," "Don't be Scared," "Nobody Cares," among others.

But unlike the mass production of cat posters of the past, cat-knick knack connoisseurs better act fast; according to a press release from the company, there's a limited number printed for each design.

The posters are from a small, San Francisco apartment-based company; the feline-themed designs are the work of Keenan Brand and William Crawford, who "wanted to make classic, high quality posters, that each contain a simple message," according to press materials. 

And apparently the motivational posters of the aughts weren't cutting it for Brand, who also draws the typography messages: "We wanted the whole experience, from purchasing to receiving to feel like a special unique experience, like receiving a birthday present from grandma."

So if you're bummed you never got one of those kitten posters of the '80s from grandma, now's your chance to buy one.

Posters are $10 (before shipping) and you can sign up for alerts when new posters hit the Poster Cat site
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