Two A4 (Not a) Lost Cat posters are free but there is a charge to cover postage and packing.

The (Not a) LOST CAT project

One day whilst walking I saw a lost cat poster.  Whilst it was sad that somebody had lost their cat I couldn’t help but notice how majestic the picture was of the animal.  Tall, proud, slightly cross-eyed.   The picture made me wonder whether the cat was actually lost or whether the owners were just showing off what a great cat they had.

When I got home I painted the cat and then decided to turn the piece into a poster to show off my painting of the magnificent beast.  A couple of days later I took a bunch of posters and put them in random places around London.  Surprisingly they elicited a remarkable response with pictures of  my (Not a) Lost Cat posters popping up everywhere on social media and people asking if they could get involved.

On the back of the London experiment I decided to expand the project and see how many locations around the world I could get the (Not a) Lost Cat posters put up in.  Since then the project has taken on a life of its own with posters now in 56 countries across all seven continents.  There is a wonderfully written and more in depth story of the project by journalist Ellie O’Byrne here as well as this piece in CreativBloq.

Do you want to be part of this utterly pointless project? 
If you would like to join the thousands of people who have already taken part then for just £2 you can buy TWO posters – one to keep and one to put up somewhere. If you send me a photo of your poster I will add it to the global map below. 

CURRENT MAP/LIST OF POSTER LOCATIONS

The map above shows where posters have been put up.  A list of countries and locations can be found below.

England
Abingdon
Ashton-under-Lyne

Barnsley
Basildon
Battle
Beverley
Bramley
Birmingham
Bishops Stortford

Blackpool
Bradford-on-Avon
Bridgwater
Bristol
Broad Oak

Brockenhurst
Boscombe

Burnley
Burton on Stather
Cambridge
Cheltenham
Clifton

Coniston
Derby
Douglas (Isle of Man)
Dungeness
East Wittering
Eastbourne
Esher
Falmer
Falmouth
Farnham
Formby

Frome
Gateshead
Gosport
Gloucester
Guildford
Hastings
Hebden Bridge
Hereford
Holme
Hove
Instow
Ipswich
Kingston-upon-Thames
Knayton

Knebworth

Leeds
Leighton Buzzard
Letchworth
Lichfield
Lincoln
Littlehampton
Liverpool
London
Long Hanborough
Mansfield
Manningtree
Margate
Manchester
Milton Keynes
Mullion
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Newport (IOW)
Newquay
Norwich
Nottingham
Orpington
Plymouth
Pocklington
Portland Bill
Portslade
Portsmouth
Ramsbottom
Ramsgate
Redruth
Sheffield
Sherbourne
Southampton
Southend-on-sea
Southwick
Stevenage
St Albans
St Ives
St Leonards on sea
Swindon
Totnes
Truro
Twyford
Walberswick
Warminster
Waterlooville
West Malling
West Mersea
Weymouth
Whitworth
Worcester
Worthing
Wroughton
Wotton-under-edge
Yealmpton
York

Scotland
Dunfirmline
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Inverkeithing
John O’Groats
Kelso
Leith

Linlithgow
Luncarty
Oban
Pentland Hills
Perth
Pitmedden
St Monans
Stornoway
Tomintoul

Wales
Aberystwyth
Bangor
Brecon
Cardiff
Crickhowell
Harwarden
Knighton
Little Haven
Llandovery
New Quay
Newport
Penarth
Porth
Tenby
Wrexham

Northern Ireland
Bangor
Belfast
Lisburn

Antarctica
McMurdo Station

Argentina
Córdoba
Puerto Madryn

Austria
Salzburg
Vienna

Australia
Braidwood
Melbourne
Perth
Queensland

Belgium
Brussells
Liege

Brazil
São José do Rio Preto
São Paulo

Canada
Kettleby
Nova Scotia
Surrey
Toronto
Vancouver

Chile
Sán Pedro de Atacama

Cayman Islands
George Town

China
Beijing
Wuhan

Columbia
Bogotá

Cyprus
Aiya Napa
Latsi
Paphos

Denmark
Aarhus
Bagsværd
Copenhagen

Estonia
Põltsamaa

Finland
Tampere

France
Buc
Chalais
Dunkirk
Essarts-En-Bocage
Morzine
Paris
Saint Cyprien
St Tropez

Germany
Aschaffenburg
Berlin
Bonn
Erfurt
Essen
Gau-Bischofsheim
Hamburg
Mülheim
Münchweiller
Pellworm
Schwäbisch Gmünd
Spay

Georgia
Tbilisi

Greece
Milies
Larisa

Greenland
Constable Point

Hong Kong

Wan Chai

Hungary
Budapest

India
Bangalore

Ireland
Cavan
Cork
Dublin
Fermoy
Skibbereen
Waterford

Israel
Tel Aviv

Italy
Bellagio
Cisternino
Ostuni
Palmero
Rome
Taranto
Turin
Venice

Japan
Amagasaki
Osaka
Shinjinku

Lithuania
Kelmė

Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

Mexico
Baja California Sur
San Pedro Garza García

Montenegro
Porto Montenegro

Morocco
Kenitra

Netherlands
Amsterdam
Grave
Maastricht

New Zealand
Christchurch
Taradale

Norway
Oslo
Trondheim

Panama
Panama City

Poland
Kostomłoty

Portugal
Lisbon
Porto
Silves

Russia
Moscow
Saratov

Spain
Ávila
Barcelona
Madrid
Mallorca
Palafruggell
Santander
Salamanca
Seville
Tenerife

South Africa
Cape Town
Timbavati

South Korea
Jinju city

St Helena
Half-tree Hollow

Sweden
Gotheburg
Karlshamn
Karlskrona
Malmö
Sundvall

Switzerland
Basel
Lausanne
Zurich

Thailand
Bangkok
Phuket

Turkey
Istanbul
Izmir

Ukraine
Kharkiv

Uruguay
Montevideo

United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi

USA
Annapolis (MD)
Arden Hills (MN)
Ashland (MA)
Bellingham (WA)
Bloomington (IN)
Bryan (TX)
Cedar Rapids (IA)
East Alton (IL)
Farmville (NC)
Hollywood (CA)
Houston (TX)
Indianapolis (IN)
Juneau (AK)
Los Angeles (CA)
Madison (CT)
Madison (WI)
Mansfield (CT)
Moab (UT)
Myrtle Beach (SC)
Newport Beach (CA)
New Orleans (LA)
New York (NY)
Niskayuna (NY)

Philadelphia (PA)
Pittsburgh (PA)
Portland (OR)
Roswell (NM)
Saint Joseph (MI)
San Francisco (CA)
San Jose (CA)
Santa Cruz (CA)
Saratoga (NY)
Schenectady (NY)
Scranton (PA)
Seattle (WA)
Seekonk (MA)
Springfield (MA)
St Louis (MI)
Waimea (HI)
Washington DC (DC)
Whipple Dam (PA)

Zimbabwe
Harare

GALLERY
Here’s a small selection of images from around the world to inspire you.  Click on the map above to see all photos from all locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the point/objective of this?
I’ve no idea. I’m just curious as to what will happen and where the posters might end up.

Where do I put the posters?
Anywhere you like.  It’s totally up to you – that’s all part of the experiment.  Ideally it would be great if they ended up where loads of people can see them and go “eh?”.   Also, it would be great if you could avoid sticking them on sensitive stuff (such as cultural memorials etc.) and avoid sticking them where they obscure the work of other street artists.  But essentially it is up to you.

How do I stick up my poster
Again this is up to you.   People have used blue tack, tape, paste, glue, wheat paste.   Whatever feels appropriate for where you are putting it (see above).

How soon do I need to put up my poster?
There’s no time limit but it really helps me if you can put it up ASAP after you have received it.

What do I need to do after I’ve put up the poster?
Please take a photo of it and send it to me via e-mail or Instagram/Twitter DM with details of the location.  I will then add it to the global map of posters.

How do I know if there is a poster already in my area?/Can I put up another in an area that already has one?
You can see where posters have already been posted and where they’re on their way to via the map/list above.   The world is a big place and there can never be too many (not a) Lost Cat posters in one area.

What if somebody takes the poster?
Street Art is always transient.  Some posters will no doubt stay in place for a long while, others will disappear within minutes of being put up.  That’s OK with me and all part of the experiment.  And if your poster disappears and you’d like to replace it you can always order some more.

How comes the posters cost £2 now?  Didn’t they used to be free?
Yes.  I sent out around 500 posters for free and then a further 3,000 with a nominal postage cost. The time has come where I need to start charging a nominal fee for the posters to cover the costs of running this project.

What other weird projects have you done?
Lots.  Including the world’s first silent podcast featuring special guests and the conference that was the opposite of TED.  You can read about them all here.

Can I interview you about this project and other projects for my blog/podcast/TV show/Broadway musical?
Yes.  Get in touch via stevexoh@gmail.com or Instagram DM.