Tuesday, November 26, 2013

video: 2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar commercial!

2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar from Kaori Mitsushima on Vimeo.

Directed by Mika Johnson

Music by Podington Bear / "Happiness Is"
*Music used with a license agreement for internet of Podington Bear Music.

Produced by Cats I Know


Here is a one minute commercial on 2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar. I hope you enjoy. It stars my cats!


Monday, November 25, 2013

Last day for enter to win Cats I Know Calendar Giveaway on Catsparella blog!

Attention, all cat lovers in the US! Today is the last day for enter to win 2014 Cats I Know calendar giveaway on Catsparella blog. Click the image above to see the post and enter!

Hello, one lucky winner, she is waiting to be on your wall ;)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Cats I Know 2014 Calendar #2 Inspiration for "Music of February"

Kumisolo kindly introduced the Cats I Know 2014 calendar on her site!

2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar
"Music of February" for the Cats I Know 2014 calendar 

I know that I talk about Kumisolo too much on my blog. But please forgive me - I'm deeply in love with her music since 2011 and my addiction towards her universe is just getting stronger every time she releases her new work. And I was super lucky enough to meet Kumi and her "guitar hero" Romain in NYC this summer. In this September, she also gave me a great opportunity to create an illustration for T-shirt for Mini Don Grand Don, a Paris-based charity event for the victims of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. 

Now the main inspiration behind "Music of February" for the Cats I Know 2014 calendar is obvious, yes, that's Kumisolo and her guitar hero! Also, February has Valentine's day. I thought drawing a couple would be nice (I actually did that for 2013 one as well.) Plus, if I go even more personal, February is Kumi's birthday month :-) Actually, I got inspired by my friends and family a lot when I was making all illustrations for 2014 calendar. And I think (& hope!) I ended up making a special calendar that almost everyone could connect. That's also one of my main goal as an illustrator - make artwork that a lot of people can find themselves in it.       



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Making of 2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar #1

2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar
July Cat in Yukata from 2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar 

Visited a printing company in Cleveland to check proofs on a couple different paper stocks. It was a very hard decision to make since my 2014 cats looked great on all paper stocks... After hours of staring at proofs, I finally settled with 100# uncoated paper. Very different feel than 2013 calendar - I love the natural matte finish! 


Triple checking to make sure there won't be any mistakes on 2014 calendar before sending the final to press. I'll be waiting for stickers for packaging, a roll of "Chicken Love" gift wrapping paper, and 2014 calendars to arrive to my hands this coming week! Will be ready to be shipped very soon!! Thanks so much for everyone who pre-ordered my calendars last week. All of you made the process move much faster than I had planned. If you place the order by November 20th, I'll be able to mail yours by the end of this month. 2014 Cats I Know Wall Calendar is available at our Etsy shop



By the way, our white cat always welcome me (or every visitors) at the door when I come home. It would be nice to imagine he missed me so much but he takes me to his food bowl soon after I open the door.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

2014 Cats I Know calendar: come see our new cats tonight at 10PM EST

Cats I Know 2014 Wall Calendar

Twelve new cat illustration for Cats I Know wall calendar 2014 will be up at around 10 PM EST on following sites!:

Cats I Know Etsyショップにて只今予約販売受付中です。

Friday, November 1, 2013

Pre-Order info for 2014 Cats I Know Calendar

November Cat from 2013 Calendar

"Milkshake in January" for Cats I Know wall calendar 2014
Milkshake in January from 2014 Calendar

You can pre-order your copy of 2014 Cats I Know wall calendar at our Etsy shop and in person (email: info@catsiknow.com). Click here to see all 12 images. All pre-ordered calendar will ship by the late November 2013!

2014年版のCats I Know 壁掛カレンダーの予約を現在Etsyにて受付中です。11月20日までにご注文をいただければ11月下旬の出荷に間に合います。12ヶ月全てのイラストはこちらでご覧頂けます。クリスマスプレゼントに間に合わせたいという日本の皆様、アメリカの郵便局がホリデーラッシュ(毎年すごいのです。。。)になる前にぜひご注文ください。よろしくお願いします。
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