CAT PEOPLE IS A bilingual (English/Japanese) magazine – featuring 146 Pages of interviews & work by cat-obsessed artists, designers, photographers & writers.

Issue One features the cats and lifestyles of four “cat people”, including interviews with fashion designers Vivetta Ponti (Vivetta) and Suzanne Clements & Inacio Ribeiro (Clements Ribeiro), illustrator Mat Maitland, and artist Tanya Schultz (Pip & Pop). In addition, we are delighted to include a new photo-essay by photographer Takashi Homma (Japan), and work by illustrator Olimpia Zagnoli (Italy) and artist Lucy James (Australia).

The magazine launched in September 2013 at the Tokyo Art Book Fair, and sold out all advance copies. 

A donation of $1 AUD will be made to Animal Refuge Kansai (ARK) from every copy of the magazine sold. This contribution will assist ARK's re-homing and rescue efforts, helping animals impacted by the recent spate of natural disasters in Japan.

CAT PEOPLE is published in Melbourne by art director Jessica Lowe and photographer Gavin Green.

Printed annually, in an edition of 1000.

For media requests and high-resolution images, please get in touch. 

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"FINALLY! A magazine made specifically for and by cat lovers" 
- It's Nice That

"A wonderful example of the strange corners magazines can occupy" 
- Mag Culture

"Delicately designed with the air of a contemporary art or high fashion title, Cat People … is proof of the diversity, talent and breadth of independent publishing" 
- Monocle

‘Hit Print’, 17/11/13. 
- New York Magazine

‘Pussycat, Pussycat, We Love You’, 1/11/13.
- Broadsheet Melbourne

‘Review of 2013, Best Publications’, 27/12/13.
- It’s Nice That

‘All Things Cat’, 26/11/13.
- Freunde von Freunden

‘Tokyo Art Book Fair’, 9/13.
- Brutus 

'Mag of the Month', 4/14.
- Nylon

‘Cat People’, 6/5/14.
The Design Files

‘Fashion, art and cats’, 9/7/14.
- Daily Metal

‘Australian Design Biennale 2014 awards the top of the crop’, 18/11/14.
- Desktop Magazine



Distinction, Entire Magazine  Magazines and newspapers.
Australian Graphic Design Association, 2014.

Finalist, Front cover Magazines and newspapers.
Australian Graphic Design Association, 2014.

Premier Award, International Typographic Awards.
International Society of Typographic Designers, 2014.

Best Indie Magazine, Print Medal Finalist.
- The Society of Publication Designers, SPD 49.

Best New Magazine, shortlisted.
- Magpile Awards, 2013.



ISTD – 2014 International Typographic Awards (De La Warr Pavilion, UK) .
25 October - 23 November 2014 .

Neko Matsuri Nyah! Nyah! Nyah! (Standard Bookstore, Osaka, JP).
1 - 15 July, 2014.

Facing Pages (Dutch Art Institue, NL).
28 March - 7 April, 2014.

Tokyo Art Book Fair (Tokyo, JP).
21 - 23 September, 2013.



'Favourite Zines', Tokyo Art Book Fair (Tokyo, JP).
23 September, 2013.

'First Five Out', AGDA (Melbourne, AUS).
2 April, 2014.