Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Vintage Kitty Subway Posters Promote Courtesy and Kindness




Our friends at BuzzFeed found these amazing posters from the '60s that used a black and white kitty to playfully encourage NYC subway riders to be polite and considerate of their fellow passengers. The well-mannered feline, known as Etti-Cat, also had his own book published in 1965, called Etti-Cat The Courtesy Cat.

The signs, which some are calling "proto-LOLcat" are currently on display at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn, NY.

Update: Urlesque tracked down a copy of the book and posted some amazing excerpts, which can be seen here!

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6 comments:

Marie said...

These are so cute! I think we could use those even now!

weeble said...

great posters, i could use them as inspiration for my next line of weeble hamish posters!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Super posters....

pawhugs, Max

Anonymous said...

I have a copy of the Etti-Cat book! He's the best!

Au and Target said...

Oh I love these! But you have to hope that people can read the text....

Katie and Da Katz said...

Etti-Cat is sooo cute. I'm going to get my Mom to get hims book!!

Katie Kitty Too

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