27.12.11

Magical Mainzer Cats


When I was a youngster, and thoroughly obsessed with cats, I began collecting these charming retro cat postcards. Today I still have most of 'em tacked upon my bedroom wall, and a little research tells me they were originally the product of Alfred Mainzer Publishing, though the artist behind these masterpieces remains anonymous. Are they not just fantastically bizarre? I'd love to slip into their madcap candy-colored world!









And this is just the tip of the iceberg, folks. You can see many, many more right here.

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow! These are nutty good. The concert one is KILLING me.

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  2. Oh my! When I was a kid I was given a little candy tin with an illustration of a cat dressed as Queen Elizabeth (the Armada portrait, to be specific...) - I always thought it was the silliest thing but didn't realize there was a whole series of similar cat illustrations! Too funny!

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  3. Oh wow, I love them and had never heard of them before now. I'm particuarly loving the kitties who are rockin out, they're my kind of kitties. :)

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  4. I just dug out my cards today! I have about 100 of them. I love the rock band one you have. There were also ones published by Marcel Schurman. I have a few of those as well

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