Les chats de Dubout

ChatsI can tell you without any doubt that these little cats are my favorite cats in the world. I collect them for my boyfriend because he is just as crazy about them as I am. Every time I go to Paris, I buy one or two cats. Not more, it should stay something to look forward to. You can buy the ‘Les chats de Dubout’ only in a few shops in Paris. Not all souvenir shops have them because they are quiet expensive. I always buy them at ‘Le Hameau d’Eugénie’, a cute souvenir store in Montmartre. 

Back to the cats. They are created by the French illustrator Albert Dubout (1905-1976). Animals were always a big source of inspiration for his graphics and illustrations, especially his own cats. Kikou, his favorite cat was even granted the unique privilege of entering his studio while he worked (an area totally off limits for all human creatures!) In 1962 he produced his first series of cat drawings and with success!

Go buy your own cats! Here’s the adress of the store:
Le Hameau d’Eugénie
18 Rue Ravignan, 75018 Paris, France




Applause to the forgotten postcard illustrators!

Chat postcardThe little things in life make me feel so happy. I mean, look at this postcard. It’s just hanging on my closed but those little cats make my day! The goal of this post is that I only want to share this cool postcard with you, and the good news is.. there are many more! The cats on these postcards are so cute and the decors are very creative. I have 3 more postcards of them, hanging on my closed, next time I’m visiting Paris I buy the whole stock, no joke :) Gladly, that isn’t a problem because, you can buy them at almost any souvenir shop in Paris. Especially in the area of Montmartre and near the Notre-Dame!

I think that postcard-illustrators are being a bit forgotten in the world of creating and art, don’t you think? Because I bet that almost no one, looks at the back of a postcard to see who’s the illustrator. Which is of course a normal reaction, but if you want to discover some new artists, you should do it from now on :)

So this time, a big applause for Dominique Bazin the illustrator of these postcards and of course huge thanks for making my day ♥