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Here’s one black cat you’d be lucky to cross paths with

I don’t know about you, but the famous Le Chat Noir poster has to be in my top ten cat-themed Art Nouveau advertisements for nineteenth-century French cabaret establishments. Anthony Forsberg’s LEGO rendition captures this iconic piece of art with an attention to detail that would make the original artist (Théophile Steinlen) proud. Two aspects stand out to me: first, the plates and tiles at a variety of angles and configurations to get the lettering just right; and second, the vertical and horizontal plates in dark tan to achieve the outline of the cat. All the techniques come together for (I’m deeply sorry for the pun in advance) a near-purrfect recreation of a classic artwork.

Tour of the Black Cat in LEGO