I always enjoy discovering new street art and graffiti with images of cats. I think it’s great to round a corner or look up at a building or down an alley and be surprised with cool art work. Every time I spot something new it makes me wonder just how much more is out there waiting to be discovered.
Futuristic Cat – downtown Toronto
This beauty has been staring at me for the longest time, I would see her out of the corner of my eye as I drove by but was never able to stop and take a picture. I mentioned it to my friend at M Robidas Photography that I hadn’t managed to capture it yet and she provided me this nice shot. She also sent me this picture below.
Cool Cat – mid-downtown Toronto
This cool cat was part of a pair, I believe there was a dog with him. A random image on the side of building, another bright and colorful treasure waiting to be discovered. This Tiger like cat is looking very smart in his glasses and hat ensemble, I imagine him to be on his way somewhere fabulous snapping his fingers as he goes.
Hidden Tiger – downtown Toronto
This Tiger was a complete surprise, discovered last week near where I work. It was literally hidden behind a big bushy tree and you could easily miss it if it wasn’t for the flash of bright orange. I went over on my lunch and had my friend hold back some of the tree limbs so I could snap a better pic. Love it.
Fantasy Cat Creature – midtown Toronto
This is another piece, that has been a long time fixture in the city, on the front of an old style garage, the entire structure is painted but this bright, fun, cat creature faces the busy street. Unlike the other works this has a signature Studio32.ca.
Fat Cat with Angel wings – New York
Another unexpected find while I was in New York, I happened to glance up as we were walking down a quiet street and spotted this adorable fat yellow cat with what I think are a pair of Angel wings. I love the smile and how his head is turned to passersby as he silently makes his journey onwards. I did wonder how they managed to paint this as it was high up enough that I couldn’t get a clear shot.
Finally, for some really cool Cats and Street art you will have to check out the awesome work by Modern Street Artist C215 – this stuff is fantastic, realistic and scattered all over the world, I would actually love to see some of this in Toronto or on my own wall. You can read more about the artist here.
Have you seen some cool cat street art in your city? I would love to see it so snap a photo and post it to your Instagram tagging it with @purrandroar #catgraffiti
I like them all though my preference is the Cool Cat – mid-downtown Toronto.
I think all too often there is such a stigma attached to graffiti artists that their skill is over looked. Some are awesomely talented!!
I agree, there is lots of graffiti that is really art in my books. I would love to see more of the artist C215 myself. 🙂