Wm. Morris the Cat

This illustration is a mashup of the names William Morris (a 19th century textile designer) and Morris the Cat (a cat food mascot).

For the pattern, I recreated William Morris’ “Larkspur” in an engraving style. For the cat silhouette, I created a fancy cat graphic to fit the pattern’s time period instead of a literal representation of Morris the Cat.

Wm Morris the Cat illustration

engraving style pattern within a fancy cat silhouette

The illustration appeared as a t-shirt for scoring at Threadless.

T-shirt with Wm Morris the Cat design

the illustration applied to a t-shirt