I like CATS: Brighton-based Illustrator Creates Quirky Designs

Posted on Jun 25 2014 - 2:59pm by Brighton Style

We love cats. No really, we LOVE cats. We don’t know if it’s a girl thing, enjoying the the idea of sitting down with a fluffy feline on your lap, but it’s pretty simple really. We just love them. So when we saw these gorgeous, quirky designs from Toby Oliver Dean, a Brighton-based illustrator, it was obviously one we had to share.

Inspired by childhood pets (aren’t we all!), his brand I like CATS was created back in 2012 bringing quirky and homely designs to the modern cat lover. It epitomises the modern take on a cat lady – why can’t they be stylish? His range of limited edition cushions created from custom-printed cotton fabrics caught our eye, and would make anyone stop and turn if they saw it displayed on your sofa.

“I like drawing, designing and making, and most of all I like CATS.”

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With bright, bold colours and fantastic illustration, the cushions will not only brighten up the room, spark a conversation, and remind you of your love of cats, but also add a bit of personality to your home. Who wants plain beige accessories… especially when you’re in Brighton.

“As an art student I used many different mediums to create work, from painting and sculpture to film and collage, using illustration, textiles and knitting along the way,” said Toby. “Animals have always been a key theme of my creative process, and most especially cats, having grown up surrounded by several beautiful furry felines.”


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His designs are also printed on those little extra touches, in the form of prints, clocks and mugs for a lazy day.

“After graduating I continued to create and design, and decided my love for cats would become the main inspiration behind creating beautiful products. I design and make everything from my seaside flat in Brighton which is a wonderful and inspiring place to live and work.”

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Trust us, you’ll want to buy it… even the cats like it



Ready to shop? Visit I Like Cats Etsy shop.