If it moves, it dies.
CARTOON drawings of a brown cat that fell asleep on the sofa while watching TV, a white cat hunched over a computer with headphones on, and a striped cat looking at his watch while wheeling a suitcase might quickly remind us of someone we know: ourselves.
Meow Project makes cartoons inspired by cats' quirkiness, yet there's also something very human about them. For many, that cartoon of a plump cat working out on a treadmill establishes a personal connection that sticks.
And stick they do, as Meow Project is about stickers, art prints, apparel, bags, and phone and laptop cases, among others. Created by Jay Santos, a designer for a tech company, Meow Project is also big on cat welfare. When he is not drawing cats, Jay is rescuing and fostering cats.
“Meow Project started around 2016. It started as a creative break from my 9 to 5 job. I love cats and I wanted to share how awesome they are through art and design. The characters are hugely inspired by the daily quirks of our furbabies and pop culture,” Jay told MetroPets.
With six domestic rescued cats to draw inspiration from, Jay started Meow Project as his first business venture. He and his co-workers also started an art group and they sell their creations at local conventions like Komiket and Sticker Con Manila.
“The response has been great and very encouraging. It’s really fun and inspiring to be part of a community of passionate Filipino creators because everyone is so supportive and you feel like we can thrive together which is very exciting! Everyday I meet new people and I am also surprised to meet other designers from around the world,” Jay said.
As a bonus, Meow Project gives Jay an attention-grabbing platform to spread the word about cats that need foster or forever homes.
To see and buy Meow Project products, head to La Local in Taft Avenue or visit Sticker Con Manila on March 16, 2019. Meow Project shirts, phone cases and other lifestyle items are also available at Redbubble. Backpacks can be purchased at Society 6. -- MetroPets
* Meow Project makes cat cartoons that will stick with you