All About Cats - Advertising
This section originally appeared elsewhere as a 'filler' but after discovering Lanvin's 'My Sin' I decided to upgrade the advertising section. Cats do make extraordinarily good subjects for advertising.
Lovely to see a playful kitty (in the style of the 1930s) gracing the reverse of a packet of soap flakes!
What better to use than a cat to advertise a cat show?
At least they didn't call it 'Fat' Black Cat Brewing Co.
An amusing and very apt polite Police notice asking revellers not to disturb residents' 'repose' (such a great word!)
I like this one of Bowden's worf for F&M because it has an East European / Polish feel to it in colour and attitude
I can see the influence of Eric Ravilious in Bowden's work and the 1959 F&M Christmas catalogue is supposed to have been his finest - I like this one!
Jaguar have also stayed true to their big Cat
With thanks to Harvard University for preserving this fabulous advert (how could I resist) and making it publicly available.
Peugeot have stayed true to the big Cat since 1850
'Tom's Nap interrupted by International Baking Powder'
An unusual 1938 Rolls Royce 'Wraith' hood ornament
The Catsparella web-site has some more information about the make-up and is a lovely web-site dedicated to all things feline. (She also likes cupcakes)
Any Google Search will bring up the most remarkable Cat images - I shall try to be selective in the ones I use - but it will be difficult to choose!
Page updated : 29th March 2017