Monday, September 2, 2013

Cathulhu 3D Beer Coaster series

For the upcoming La Luz De Jesus Gallery "Beer Is Art" Coaster show (opening this Friday, September 6th) I put together four 3D lenticular coasters based on the famous cat paintings by Louis Wain. As far as the psychology textbooks say, Wain had schizophrenia and loved to paint cats. As his disease worsened he was eventually institutionalized, but continued to make art. His cats became more and more surreal as his insanity grew. Because of this I thought it would be a great match to mix the Wain cats with HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu, a monster who is known to drive people crazy. These lenticular beer coasters are a homage to both men's work. Here's the results:

The 4 "Cathulhu" coasters
The original Louis Wain cat paintings

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