Sam Kalda Illustrates the Bond Between Creatives and Their Cats

By: Megan Facciuolo - Jun 20, 2014
References: samkalda & designtaxi
New York-based illustrator Sam Kalda came up with an unusual, yet clever series that depicts iconic creatives with their feline counterparts. Cats and creatives both have a strong sense of self and individualism, so it is inevitable that they are best suited for each other.

Kalda aims to shed light on their relationships in this project titled 'Men & Cats: An Illustrated History.' He was inspired to start the project by the "stories of the strange and brilliant cat-loving men in the arts." The project is even published in a book now and is currently on display at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, where Kalda is enrolled in the illustration program.

The images in the series depict the relationships famous people like Mark Twain and Edward Gorey had with their cats.