The series of toys for Creationist Cat offered some unique problems. The initial set of three toys featured a very detailed style, with a focus on making sure the cat’s fur properly curves around the face and tail. This detailed style would be something I’d later regret a little, as the decision to design four more cat toys.
The original CC toy is the “naked” cat holding a copy of the bible, the client gave a lot of input to how the cat’s face should look, changing the mouth and eyes multiple times to give the perfect, cheeky expression. Later holiday themed versions of the model featured the cat in different outfits and costumes.
This project came out pretty good, but looking back on the design years later, it’s clear things could have been done differently. The scarf for example looks a lot like a slug.
Focusing on the parts of the design I’m proud of though, the gloves were a bizarre undertaking. Each individual stitch on the gloves was re-coloured by hand to create the “HO-HO” artwork as well as the green strikes along the gloves. The Starbucks cup in the cat’s hand was inspired by a “controversy” involving Starbucks providing all red cups for Christmas instead of a design that outright said “merry Christmas”. Some far right groups viewed this as anti-Christian, despite the company never giving out a cup with that message previously.
The logo on the cup shows a cat with its paws up, and an earlier version featured a demon. The name on the cup is that of the human behind the character of CC.
Client : Creationist Cat
Creationist Cat is a satirical Youtube channel about a cat who was “zapped” by God through the internet, granting him super intelligence and telekinetic powers, which he used to spread the word of Christ. The character of Creationist Cat often finds himself in online debates with online sceptics, who despite seeing a talking, super intelligent cat, demand more proof of the lords power.
I was commissioned to create a set of downloadable models as rewards for the channels online patrons. After the initial set of three toys were finished, more were designed to co-inside with various holidays.