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seal script that looks like cat kanji

Wakanomori is providing me with all kinds of interesting items these days. For today, have some cat kanji. It looks made up, doesn't it? But it's a bone fide form of seal script--that is, stylized kanji used for signature seals. The source is 篆楷字典 (Tenkai Jiten), a dictionary of seal script (tensho) and kaisho, a very clear, blocky style used in inscriptions.



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dark_phoenix54
Oct. 20th, 2017 12:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear, they really do look like cat images! Cat wearing blindfold. Cat gesticulating. Two cat sitting on rooftop. Cat with mumps.
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2017 01:49 am (UTC)
Sort of a guide to how to draw simplified cats in many different positions and situations!
sartorias
Oct. 20th, 2017 02:06 pm (UTC)
Those are awesome!
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2017 01:49 am (UTC)
Agreed--very nifty.
heliopausa
Oct. 20th, 2017 10:47 pm (UTC)
These are certainly fun! The last few not only look like cats, but like cats from another planet. :)
(Is making a seal script like inventing a typeface? Who would use this seal script?)
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2017 01:50 am (UTC)
That's a very good question, and one I'm afraid I don't have the answer to! I'll see if Wakanomori knows.
oiktirmos
Oct. 21st, 2017 07:34 am (UTC)
Cool.
They should make a seal script of Maru leaping into a box.
asakiyume
Oct. 21st, 2017 12:21 pm (UTC)
In the left-most column, about halfway down, I think we may have Maru walking around with a box on his head.
xjenavivex
Oct. 21st, 2017 09:25 pm (UTC)

That's cool

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