A great way to start the Chinese New Year! Two awards in the Unpublished category in this year’s Applied Arts Illustration Competition. The first for a proposal for a Spanish stationery company celebrating their 175th anniversary – a Daliesque cat in a bit of a surreal situation – and the second, for a proposal for a coffee cup and display box – a happy go lucky sailor who meets up with a coffee loving mermaid and playful octopus. Bonus – there is a semi-secret message hidden in the signal flags. Applied Arts is Canada’s foremost design and media publication.