Kitty Stardust

What if all the greatest artists throughout history were all cats? This is the parallel universe that forms the basis of Nia Gould’s series Niaski, and boy oh boy, are the results delightful. Her collection includes prints, enamel pins, postcards, tote bags and two hardcover books. With catified names like Edward Hoppurr, Cattisse and Clawed Monet, like us, the penchant for the cat-pun runs deep.

One of my favorites, Edward Hoppurr

The artist and owner is a UK-based designer who studied professionally in Falmouth, a university renowned worldwide for art, design and media. By day she is the Creative Design Manager of a vibrant and lively arts venue and she runs Niaski on the weekends.

Another personal favorite, Andy Pawhol and his iconic soup cans
Clawed Monet / Claude Meownet

She has also published 2 books, the first one is a bestseller while the second was just released on last August.

A History Of Art In 21 Cats (Hardcover)

Art history gets a fun feline makeover with 21 purrfectly cultured cats in the styles of ancient and modern masters. This is a must have for Niaski fans and anyone who loves cats as well as art art. Not just a rehash of all her previous work, this book is really informative. Not the longest coffee table book by far, but still a satisfying 96 pages of cuteness.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Cat: The Life and Times of Artistic Felines (Hardcover)

This is the follow-up to her bestseller and it focuses on short biographies of famous artists depicted as cats. From Kittigawa Hiroshige to Mary Catsatt and Meow Weiwei, this is the perfect light reading book to curl up with this Christmas.

You can check out her designs and purchase her work directly on her very comprehensive website

For more of the best cat themed coffee table books, check out this post here.

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