The hotel wants to advertise itself as a pet friendly place. The florist wanted to provide a few square feet of grass and needed some metal framework to both show it off and protect the space. The hotel's initials were to go in the black circle.
Alas, the project imploded.
My first design thought was that if some folks want to travel with their dogs, surely cat owners want to travel with THEIR cats. That supplied the sense of humor that let me begin. What would keep the dogs attention? Several balls and one cat....
Here's my design. Double click to enlarge.
|Dogs and cat papercut ©2010 Patrick Gracewood|
|This was my initial sketch. You can see I wasn't sure about the cat.|
There's symmetry and interesting negative spaces that keep you looking at all the different kinds dogs: two mixed breed mutts falling for the snooty poodle at the right, calm big dogs at left, yapping beagles, odd Yorkies. Is your dog in the mix somewhere? (There's only one kind of cat. Unique.)
Since this design will not be in cut bronze at the Heathman, do you think it would make a fun card for dog/cat lovers?