Cat Says Meow: and other animalopoeia

Lead DesignerMichael Arndt
Prize(s)2nd Place in Print / Books
Entry Description

animalopoeia (animals + onomatopoeia) are animals who LOOK the same as they SOUND. Each of the 25 animal's features—and even personality—is created typographically by the letters of that animal's sound. The minimal, graphic illustrations are made from simple, organic shapes in solid colors and both positive and negative letters. This is a glossy hard cover book with matte varnish.


Michael Arndt is an award-winning graphic designer whose love of animals and typography inspired Cat Says Meow and other animalopoeia. He lives in New York City with his yellow dog Clooney who sometimes says woof and his black cat Aiden who often says meow. Please visit to discover more.