Lost: Lost and Found Pet Posters from Around the World - download pdf or read online

By Ian Phillips

ISBN-10: 1616893966

ISBN-13: 9781616893965

Regardless of the entire visible distractions of the electronic age, one low-tech type of mass conversation is still as well known as ever: the misplaced puppy poster. Stapled to cell poles and bulletin forums in towns and suburbs world wide, those usually rapidly made symptoms are quirky mixtures of hand-drawn representation, emotional longing, and unusually offbeat humor. For greater than a decade, artist and animal lover Ian Phillips amassed misplaced and located puppy posters from round the world.

LOST positive aspects the main impressive choices from Phillips's assortment selected for his or her cleverness, humor, sorrow, entreaties, rewards, and—in numerous instances—sheer outlandishness. that includes a veritable Noah's ark of animals—from daily pets corresponding to puppy, cats, hamsters, and turtles to more odd partners, together with ferrets, parrots, cows, and cockatiels—these amazing posters are their very own kind of people paintings. Telling stories of friendship, loss, and wish, they're a robust testomony to the affection and devotion shared through puppy vendors all over.

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FRANCE Illinois USA Ontario CANADA Toto was lost during a snowstorm. She was eventually found alive and well. ” FRANCE Quebec CANADA Ontario CANADA Quebec CANADA California USA Ontario CANADA Ontario CANADA Oregon USA ENGLAND “Her name is Puss Puss” SWITZERLAND California USA Before this poster appeared, owners of the cat asked neighbors not to feed her because of her strict diet. ” FRANCE Ontario CANADA Kitty Lang came back a year later, well groomed and overweight, with a second cat. Since a new office cat had taken residence, Kitty moved out to the country farm of a relative of one employee and the second cat was adopted by another.

Pets—Posters—Catalogs. 3. Pet loss—Posters—Catalogs. 4. Phillips, Ian—Poster collections—Catalogs. 5. Posters—Private collections—Canada—Catalogs. I. Title: Lost and found pet posters from around the world. II. 6-dc21 2001007799 Contents Dog Gone 7 Population of Missing Pets 11 Dogs 12 Cats 80 Birds 174 Others 194 Missing Pet Poster Tips 222 Acknowledgments Thank you to everyone who contributed posters to the collection over the years. Special thanks to Grant Heaps, Sonja Ahlers, George Banton, Peter Buchanan-Smith, Patricia Collins, Rachel Crossley, Mike Dyar, Derek McCormack, Mark Pawson, Julee Peaslee, Stangroom, and Gerardo Yépiz.

My distraught roommate put up missing cat posters everywhere in the neighborhood. After a couple of weeks, we received a call. A veterinarian had performed surgery on Nava's broken paws, legs, and jaw. A medical bill for over 3000 Swiss francs had to be paid in order to retrieve the cat. My roommate paid the sum. A few years later Nava ran away from his new home in the country and was never seen again. I wanted to see what missing pet posters looked like in other parts of the world. I advertised in a variety of zines and contacted a network of friends, family, penpals, and artists.

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