• Format: Hardbound
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  • Published on: 4/8/2014
  • ISBN: 9781608873579
  • Pages: 128
  • Trim Size: 5.25 x 6.75
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Cat Food for Thought Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom


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Product Description

When it comes to cat food, Americans are most familiar with a few iconic brands, such as 9Lives and Friskies. But in the 1950s to 1970s, there were scores of companies competing for the feline cuisine market through colorful label art and bold logotypes that enticed pet owners with promises of nutritious meals and meaty morsels for their furry friends.

Cat Food for Thought is a colorful, quirky, one-of-a-kind gallery of cat food label art that showcases rare and visually engaging examples culled from the authors’ extensive archives. These labels bring to life the joys of caring for our pets and remind us why we love these curious creatures. Filled with exceptional commercial artwork, select quotes, and carefully curated words of wisdom, this book is the perfect gift for designers, cat lovers, and pop culture fanatics alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Conscious Cat: ". . . a charming little book featuring cat food art from the 1950's, 60's and 70's.”

Wink Books, Carla Sinclair: “Will inspire designers and charm pet lovers”

Boing Boing, Mark Frauenfelder: “A retinal delight to mid-century illustration aficionados like me”

Sugar Frosted Goodness: “Fantastic. A must have for any lover of vintage advertising or illustration!”

About the Author

Warren Dotz, M.D., Author: Warren Dotz is a collector of pop culture ephemera and the author of 11 books on advertising, design, and commercial label art. His commentary has appeared in Advertising Age, Adweek, and the New York Times Magazine. He divides his time between San Francisco and New York City.

Masud Husain, Co-Author: Masud Husain is a graphic designer, branding specialist, and avid collector of American advertising ephemera. He designed and coauthored the award-winning books Meet Mr. Product and Ad Boy with Warren Dotz. He lives in Albany, CA.