Metallicat by NemiMakeIt oozes charm. I love the playful anger of this cat, whose short, chubby limbs and huge eyes feel so at odds with his ferocious pose and mean face. The cuteness is strong, and well-accented by the harsh clash of the red and yellow accents. Those lightning bolts and the musical theme make it easy to picture this heavy metal kitten yowling its off-key song, maybe even literally shredding the guitar with its claws. And of course the Metallicat text is a good way to ensure the clarity of the concept while also adding a nice pop culture reference in the type’s style. All in all, I think a lot of metal fans with some affection for cats will enjoy this one, and it also has plenty of crossover appeal for non-metal types because the cuteness of the art is such a strong draw.
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