Beatnik Cats Duffle Bag / Backpack
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I used a "Beatnik" logo which was for a stereo sound system, (I think that's what it was). I thought the way they made the word Beatnik look so stylized was terrific. It almost looks like graffitti.
(That's supposed to be a microphone up near the cat's face and I tried to make the curl of his tail like a cymbal). The "B" is like a base instrument.
I used glow-in-the-dark yarn for the cat's eyes and the word "Cats" which is sort of overtop the word beatnik. I hope it's readable. Oh well. Graffitti is supposed to be difficult to make out, right?
Here he is demonstrating how it closes. Just pull the two rope ends and it cinches together like a laundry duffle bag. I strung some colored wooden beads on the ends of the rope.
This is the other side. The stripes are actually a dark purple and cream. The straps are also in the stripe pattern. It reminded me of those kind of striped shirts beatniks would wear.
Here's a great photo from about 1965 with Cher, Sonny, and Bob Dylan. Sonny's got on one of those striped shirts. (Along with a very hairy jacket/coat). LOL!!!
Like, cool, Daddy-o!