Cool for cats.

      This poster for the 27th Montreal Jazz Festival is by Tomi Ungerer, one of my illustration and graphic design heroes. Printed in two colours it has a striking image and wit and humour, hanging on the wall of the my little print room it brings a smile to my face every time I see it.
      I love the fact that the supercool, piano playing tomcat has claws made from music notes, his tabby stripes are piano keys and his tackle is part piano key part notation. And all drawn by hand, even the type. The poster is signed by the artist and numbered 165 out of 225.
      I can also recommend a book by Tomi Ungerer called 'Far out isn't far enough' a diary of a year spent being self-sufficient in Newfoundland, needless to say it is beautifully illustrated as well as being beautifully written. Look him up on the web and enjoy his work.
      Sorry about the reflections in the glass, just don't blame the artist, blame me.


  1. Sounds an interesting read that TT. I'll track it down.

  2. Never heard of Tomi TT, like the art and like the sound of the book too - will keep my eyes open for a copy! There was me thinking you were terriers through and through!! Ttfn Dickie

  3. The book is excellent but probably remaindered now. It's worth the hunt though. John


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