Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponcomment this pageEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on Tumblrfark this page

Kitten photography gets a makeover in the work of Vancouver artist Tania Hennessy whose Emoji Kittens series places emojis next to adorable kittens.

Hennessy’s digital art is what you could call the perfect combo of two things the internet adores, cute kitties and emojis. But as well as bringing together two online collective passions, Hennessy has also freed kitten photography from the confines of cheesiness.

“For far too long, fluffy feline starlets have been confined to garden flower pots and baskets.” writes the artist. “We’ve given them only balls of wool with which to pose, and expected them to light up with kittenish glee each time we place a googly-eyed goldfish in a bowl before their eyes. All of this for the slim chance of earning a coveted slot in an annual kitten wall calendar.”

Well, no more! Now they get to look super cool in a glazed emoji donut.

Or stare inquisitively at a smiling pile of poo.

“My explorations in emoji art actually began with Doughnut Kitten, that pastel-frosted single-serving confection who first launched his tiny doughnut emoji across screens around the world back in June.” notes Hennessy. “In the grand tradition of Nyan Cat, Doughnut Kitten’s single purpose is to spread smiles as his hypnotic rainbow trail creates a portable, pointless-yet-pleasing piece of digital art.”

If you’re wondering where Hennessy got hold of so many cuddly kittens, she borrowed them from the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association.

Take a look at the series below and head to Hennessy’s Instagram for more of her work.

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_calendar__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_doughnut__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_fish__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_poop__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_ribbon__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_speech_bubble__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_sunglasses__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Emoji_Kittens_Tania_Hennessy_tear__2016_Tania_Hennessy

 

Tania-Hennessy

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on RedditShare on StumbleUponcomment this pageEmail this to someonePin on PinterestShare on LinkedInDigg thisShare on Tumblrfark this page
Loading...
culture

Creative librarians, do they actually exist, is that phrase a paradox or maybe ‘Creative librarians’ is actually an oxymoron. Who knows? How about Books, can you remember…

culture

The grim and stark realities of the today’s world are brought to vivid and grotesque life by British animator and artist Steve Cutts. From the Banksy school…

entertainment

Whoah. The subject of incest is never something you can laugh at. Is it? Things take a turn for the disturbing in this funny short film by…

humor

‘Mate vs Mate’ prank wars makes you feel very grateful you don’t count internet prankster Shammi as a best friend, because if you did you could very…

animals

If you have a pet, you are probably aware that there are times where they look at you in a certain way and it makes you wonder…

tech

So who needs a 4.2 billion pound super sewer then? Well, apparently London, the capital of England does funnily enough. Have you heard about it? The super…

Loading...
humor

Adam Buxton, in case you don’t know him, is a British comedian who was one half of comedy duo Adam and Joe with Joe Cornish. They had…

futurism

It’s possible that the you sitting there is but one you in a multiverse of yous. Which means that there are many earths and many alternate realities….

animals

Derpy animals are everywhere, if you look hard enough, especially on Google image search. Perhaps you even have one as a pet. Derpy, if you needed reminding,…

culture

A billboard in Toronto is causing drivers to question the ethics of Wathan Funeral Home who proclaim in huge letters “Text and Drive.” The idea is that…

funny pics

We’ve all in our time walked away from the barbers full of regret, but many of us have never sported a haircut as bad as a ‘Say…

tech

It’s probably a lot of kids’ dreams when they grow up to whizz along in a race car or fly high in a fighter jet. Josh Cartu…