After the success of my dog page a few days ago, I thought that I would repeat the trick by showcasing cat posters : only one problem : there aren’t any (apart from the turn of the century Chat Noir)
There are however lots of Pandas and having been slightly disrespectful to mid century American poster artists i will have to think again : I now officially love Arlington Gregg (fine name )
Is this a stuffed animal or a kind of sign ? I don’t know but it is pretty amazing
It seems that Gregg was a cartoonist who got involved in the WPA movement described :
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created in 1935 under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal aimed at putting unemployed Americans back to work on projects to improve the country during the Great Depression1. One particular branch of the WPA, the Federal Art Project was given the task of integrating the fine and practical arts into the everyday lives of Americans1. Mass produced posters were the main communication tool used to inform Americans on public health, education, travel, and many other areas of interest2. All told, the WPA artists created over 2,000 different poster designs and around 2 million posters were printed across the country1.
He did educational posters but had a particularly fine eye for animals, this reminds me of how I imagined the outcome of my dog show
The cartoonists knack of a fleeting expression is clear.