Animal Blueprint Company Adds Rescued Mutts + Cats Art

Paying homage to the classic American dog, the Mutt, Animal Blueprint Company, detailed, hand-drawn dog and cat portraits created in the original style of a 1950’s blueprint complete with schematics and design notes calling out the special features of each breed, has just added rescued American Mutts and Cats to its collection. Gift givers can find the new American Mutts and Cats, as well as over 60 dog breeds done in the company’s signature blueprint style online at and in select retailers.

Giving new meaning to “barkitecture”, the artwork features a distressed finish to give them the look and feel of working blueprints used by architects, engineers and construction supervisors in mid-20th century. The classic renderings are perfect for animal lovers or those who want to combine style, design and nostalgia in their homes. A great stand-alone piece of art or as a collection, Animal Blueprints start at $110 with a variety of framing and matting options available and also make excellent gifts. Custom orders for specific breeds or individual pets are also available.

Artist Robert Redding was inspired to create the Mutt series after his own dog, Maddie, who is a mutt mix.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each American Mutt print is being donated to local animal shelters throughout Southern California. Robert also recently added the cat series to the Animal Blueprint collection, featuring seven of the most popular feline breeds, thanks to the demand from cat lovers who had seen his work.

About Animal Blueprint Company
Inspired by a passion for animals, art and architecture, Animal Blueprint Company, is the creation of artist and graphic designer, Robert Redding, who prior to this latest endeavor spent more than a decade designing apparel for the surf and sportswear industry. Located in San Juan Capistrano, California, the company focuses on animal renderings drawn in the original format of blueprints used by design and construction professionals in the 1950’s.

Gift ideas for active kids, entertainers, foodies, pet lovers + the pencil obsessed

At TO Media Co., we believe it is more important than ever to give gifts that are thoughtful and honor the receiver’s hobbies and things they love. So this holiday season, we wanted to share our top picks for: active kids, the entertainers, the foodies, the pet lovers and the pencil obsessed!

Pulse Charger Electric Scooter (Walmart; $99) – Great for kids ages 8+, this NEW scooter travels up to 10 mph and is available in several different colors that are great for boys and girls.

American Mutt Art from Animal Blueprint Company (; starts at $110) – A great way to mix classic and contemporary style, this new series paying homage to the classic mutt are done in the style of a 1950’s architectural blueprint.

Personalized Pencil Dish from Timree (; $28) – What a cute addition to any desk! This is for sure a favorite for the teacher, kid or office pal!

Blacktop 360’s Pit Pan (; $19.95) – This fun way to cook over an open fire transforms any party in the backyard, not to mention it is fun for the kids to make pancakes on it when you are camping.

Vonny Designer Casserole Carrier and NEW Pie Carrier (; Casserole $48; Pie $64) – This is perfect for the pot luck queen or the home entertainer. Who doesn’t want to show up in style with their dish?!

Antique 1940’s Mother of Pearl Beads and Sterling Antique Brittish Medal (Engraved “MacKay Cup 1933” on the back) from Little Relics (; $185) – Caitlin Whelan is a 20-year old jewelry designer phenom with her own store, Little Relics in Newport Beach, CA. She focuses on one-of-a-kind pieces and mixes antique jewelry to create her signature recycled, re-purposed, and hand-made pieces.

Star Wars Helmet (Toys R Us; $25) – For the kids ages 5+, we love this NEW helmet because it’s a character and movie we can get behind plus the kids love. Nothing like reliving your childhood through your kids!

Blacktop 360 Party Hub Grill Fryer (; $249) – This award winning, NEW bad boy of the tailgating industry has 11 different cooking functions in one unit so you can do everything from fry to grill to griddle. Love it!

For photos, samples or more information, please contact: Allison Olmstead at TO Media Co. 949.722.8688;