Monday, February 23, 2015

Works from 2014 #2: T-shirt Illustration for MINI DON GRAND DON

Pancake Cats Tee for MINI DON GRAND DON
photos © 2015 Mika Johnson

Pancake Cats Tee for MINI DON GRAND DON
Since last week, I started introducing my past works from late 2013-2014 which I haven't shared on Cats I Know blog nor my portfolio. We've been making new photos of them to give some love and freshness to old works. To not miss upcoming lovely images, make sure to follow Cats I Know on Instagram and Facebook. Works from 2014 #1 is here.

The second of this photo series is actually from fall 2013: Pancake Cats Tee for Mini Don Grand Don - Paris-based charity organization for the victims of 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Japanese-Parisienne musician Kumisolo (yes, I'm a big fan) is one of the founder of this community organization and she asked me to make an illustration for their event in Paris. Her only request for the illustration was following the idea of their goal which already reflected to their name Mini Don (small donations) Make Grand Don (a big difference/Big donation). While sketching rough images, the image of my Cat People making unlimited pieces of pancakes together as a team quickly came up to my head. Cooking food from scratch and eating together with people you love is the easiest way to keep the community connected, no? I feel like we learnt a lot about it when we lived in an organic farm in Oberlin, Ohio a few years ago, where I made this illustration.

Now, let's come back to 2015 and move the subject to these new photos which we shot yesterday at our flat with a great help from our friends Kamila and Libor. Even though these beautiful models had never met before this shoot, there was definitely a good chemistry between all of us. Maybe because we're all like…lazy Cat People? Can you see it in their poses? ;-)



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