Lost cat posters are taking over the world

The (Not a) Lost Cat poster on Times Square
(Image credit: @StevexOh via Instagram)

While strolling the streets of Bristol, I happened to stumble upon a curious 'Lost Cat' poster. From a distance, it looked like your average cat poster, but the closer I got, the more I realised that this was no ordinary plea to help find a feline – it was actually part of an international phenomenon. 

The quirky cat poster designed by Illustrator and Instagrammer @StevexOh features a painting of a cat and some hilarious information about it. At first glance, you may just see the 'lost cat' in bright red, but the closer you look at the design, you soon realise that it actually reads: "This is not a poster about a [lost cat]". When I then researched the funny design, I soon found out it was part of an international cat poster project called '(Not a) Lost Cat'. If you fancy creating your own international poster project, then why not download Illustrator and have a go?

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.