Fine Arts

You Too Can Be A Hipster, Cat


Cynthia:  Remember that post I did on Hitoshi Kuroki’s creepy but mesmerizing illustrations of cat heads on human bodies?

Marcy (shuddering):  Yes.

Cynthia:  Well, it looks like things have gotten even creepier. I believe this is the work of a Russian artist. He/she photoshops real photos of cat heads on real and iconic photos of today’s hipster generation.

Here’s the original photo of hipster, Jack Newton.

Hipster Jack Newton


Cynthia:  Fascinating, hunh? The photo of Jack Newton evokes a feeling of cool, slightly aggressive contemplative individualism. But, add the cat head and suddenly the photo turns moody and somewhat desolate.

Here’s another one.


Cynthia:  How is it that the cat head changes the tone of the photo? It is just so bizarre.

Here’s another one.


Marcy:  You humans have this unnecessary habit of anthropomorphizing. It is incredibly weird and not at all useful. It’s simple. Each of those cat heads is saying “Give me a can of Friskies or I will find a way to tap dance on your head”.

Cynthia:  So you are saying that hipsters want Friskies?

Marcy:  Of course. It’s so authentic.

Cynthia:  Authentically what? And anyway, Friskies is such a commercial brand.

Marcy:  So is Urban Outfitters but that’s hipster heaven. Shhh… that’s a hipster secret.

Cynthia:  I don’t get it.

Marcy:  Friskies is so NOT cool that it IS cool. Thus, it’s hipster. Give the kid a spoon already.

Cynthia:  I’m not sure that is where the artist is going, Marcy. I don’t understand.

Marcy:  That’s because you’re too old and not at all hip. You’re just an aging Carrie Bradshaw wannabe.

Cynthia:  I think you’ve just got Friskies on the brain. I don’t think these photos have anything to do with Friskies.

Marcy:  Yeah… well… you still have a flip phone.

Cynthia:  Well that means I’m a hipster, right? I’m so NOT cool that I AM cool. I am authentically me. Coolio.

Marcy:  No, Cindy. That is just so out of touch it’s sad.

*If anyone knows who the artist is please let me know. I can’t seem to figure it out.



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  • Reply Anonymous December 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    Cat heads on humans are too freaky. Why ruin a perfectly good cat in that way? And where are the cat bodies? It's enough to turn me into a dog person.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 18, 2013 at 3:51 am

      Marcy might get super duper mad if you turn into a dog person. Maybe the cat bodies have the human heads on them somewhere? Although that would be even freakier!

  • Reply Freddy December 18, 2013 at 1:18 am

    I think cat heads on hipsters is a huge improvement. For one, the facial hair is better groomed.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 18, 2013 at 3:52 am

      Oh, I agree. A full furry face is much better than those icky goatees.

  • Reply Lisa - respect the shoes December 18, 2013 at 2:35 am

    The second subject – that cat-chic with the blue necklace – I really like that pic. I don't know, hipster cats seem to work.

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 18, 2013 at 3:53 am

      Let's hear it for the hipster cats! Woot woot!
      I totally agree – that cat with the blue necklace is very stylish.

  • Reply GnomeLover December 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Crazy, but I kind of like it.

    I finally got rid of my flip ohone last year. I had had it since my daughter started fourth grade. She is is high school now. I was so reluctant to change. But Cynthia, it is true what they say. Whatever they call the new phones (so not hip) are better. They are just awesome!

    Let me know if you conform with me! : )


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch December 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      Jenni! My flip phone is 7 years old. I think I am going to get the iphone after Christmas. So yes – I will be conforming with you! I want to be able to take pictures and short videos with it. I don't like carrying my camera around everywhere and I am thinking I want to step up my blogging in the new year. I am very glad to hear that you are happy with your choice. Actually, I am pretty excited.

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