Thursday, February 23, 2012

C'mon Get Happy Cat!

Happy Cat

My favorite thing about the art of Brooklyn-based textile designer Martha Moore Porter is the sense of nostalgia her work stirs up within me. I was instantly drawn to her "Happy Cat" illustration (above) because of its fluorescent pink hue - bringing me right back to my childhood when the shade topped my list of favorite colors. Growing up in the 80s, I also had my fair share of charm necklaces and brightly colored stickers (albums full, in fact), which are also represented in her work.

Martha calls "Happy Cat" - who shares its name with the popular I Can Has Cheezburger mascot - "optimistic by nature," which is surprising, considering it was painted during Hurricane Irene.

If you'd like to check out more of Martha's work, you can do so on Flickr and Tumblr, and she also has an Etsy shop where she stocks more goodies like stationary and stickers.



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