Studio Theolin
A design studio specialising in events and experiences promoting human interaction and serendipitous moments.

LOLCAT – Teh Exhibishun




4-week long group art show exploring the weird and wonderful world of lolcats.

I brought together an array of cool cats and witty kitties – including graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, animators, and writers. Ignoring the crudely makeshift LOLCAT aesthetic, each of these artists came up with their unique take on the theme to create a piece of beautiful, amusing and exquisitely crafted LOLCAT art. The exhibition took place at The Framers Gallery and was held in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

How much energy and chutzpah can one woman have? Jenny has proved herself to have the right blend of charm, patience and an ability to cajole to take one of the basest forms of human entertainment (cats and captions) and get 40-odd professional creative types to attempt to raise it real art. Along the way she’s secured international coverage (The front page of the Huffington Post, Wired, The Independent, Design Taxi, Laughing Squid, Creative Review…) the likes of which most PR agencies can only ever dream of. This is someone who if she says she’ll do something, you can rest assured she’ll overcome fire, flood and fickle support to deliver it. Top marks.
— NEIL AYRES Digital publishing editor and producer

• 45 Exhibitors
• Hosted by The Framers Gallery, W1
• Exhibition runs: Jan 23 – Feb 15
• Live Twitter Art Auction on Aug. 8th, 2012
• Sponsored by Artefact Picture FramersEventBriteVestel Vodka and The Framers Gallery
• Raised over £8K, of which £4K donated to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

It was a huge pleasure to be involved in the LOLCAT project and to work with Jenny. Full of enthusiasm, creativity and passion she took an internet phenomenon and turned it into an incredible and very unique exhibishun! Her professional and energetic nature combined with her tremendous capabilities, not only attracted a wealth of talented artists, but also secured substantial PR and helped the project raise significant funds for which Battersea Dogs and Cats Home are hugely grateful.
— ALISON LAST Event Manager, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Selected art work

Chris Piercy

Charlie Farncombe

Pete Hawkes

Victoria Kochow

Victoria Kochow

James McKenzie-Blyth

Martin Parris

Jordan Hemsworth

Manuel Archain

Manuel Archain

Private View



We Heart, 2013
Lolcat – Teh Exhibishun Opening

Silicon Republic , 2013
I can has exhibishun: LOLcat art goes on display in London 

Daily Dot , 2013
A critical jaunt through lolcats teh exhibishun

Art Info , 2013
Lolcats exhibition opens at london’s Framers Gallery

The American , 2013
Jan 2013 ‘arts choice’

We Heart , 2012
Lolcat – teh exhibishun; applying genuine art to iconic internet meme

FAD Website, 2012
One-off, One-Day-Only Charity Art Auction. Bid via Twitter. In aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

It’s rude to stare, 2012
Internet meme sells out

The Fluffington Post, 2012
Notorious catnip dealer convicted on 3 counts

Pussies on Parade, 2013

The Beholder’s Eyes Inferno Blog, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Flotsam And Catsam, 2013
Lolcat Teh Exhibishun Not To Be Missed!

LeCool, 2013
Lolcat Teh Exhibishun

Interstate Blog, 2013
I can haz lols

FAD Website, 2013
LOLCAT Teh Exhibishun Opening Tomorrow Tuesday 22nd January 2013

Tikichris, 2013
#LOLCATEXHIBISHUN – A Mewving Exhibition of Cat Inspired Art

Culture Junkie, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Mandy Fleetwood Blog, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Design You Trust, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Catster, 2013
LOLcats Are Elevated to Art at "Teh Exhibishun"

Turquoise Brands Blog, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Cheezburger, 2013
Cyoot Kitteh of teh Day: Innocent Until Proven G-- Meh, Whatever... I Did It!

DBLOG, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Murray Somerville Website, 2013
Butr Kitteh

Crackjack, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Creative Inspiration, 2013

Charlie Farncombe Blog, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

FLYOTW, 2013
Katnip Kartel

Magic Rabbit Creative, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun 

BBC News (VIDEO), 2013
Lolcat art: gallery hosts exhibition of cat phenomenon

The Independent , 2013
What it feels like to be savaged by a lolcat

The Independent , 2013
Not many lols at lolcats

The Independent , 2012
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun – picture preview

The Independent, 2012
Paws for thought: Why we’re still a nation of animal lovers

Dagens Nyheter (SWE), 2013
Viralt kattfenomen har fått egen utställning

De Standaard (BE), 2013
Lolcats zijn kunst

Feber (SWE), 2013
Virala katter får egen utställning i London

The Londonist , 2013
Lolcat: teh exhibishun

Huffington Post (UK) , 2013
New Exhibition Of Original LOLCATS Raises Money For Charity: Enjoy Guilt-Free

Huffington Post (UK) , 2013
LOLCAT Art: Internet Meme Becomes Real Life Exhibition At London Gallery

Huffington Post (US), 2013
LOLCats Exhibition Debuts In London, Whether You Like It Or Not (PHOTOS)

Timeout blog , 2013
For the LOL of cats: the purrfect exhibition for internet cat lovers

Fox News , 2013
The weird and wonderful world of lolcats

Wired  (US), 2013
LOLCat: Teh Exhibishun Showcases Our Fascination With Furballs

Wired (UK), 2012
Atists, poets and musicians celebrate web kitties with Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Buzzfeed , 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

UZOO (VIDEO), 2013
LOLCAT: Teh Exhibishun

Don’t Panic, 2013
Lolcat: Teh Exhibishun

Computer Arts Issue 209 , 2013
‘Lolcat Teh Exhibishun’ Q&A

Creative Review , 2013
More Lolcats

Digital Arts , 2013
Eelevating the lolcat phenomenon with a feline themed group show

Laughing Squid, 2013
Lolcat; Teh Exhibishun, a group art show focusing on lolcats

Huffington Post , 2013
New exhibition of original lolcats raises money for charity

Design Taxi , 2013
Creatives collaborate for ‘lolcat: the exibishun

Cap & Design (SWE), 2013
Lolcats intar finsalongen

Form Ffty Five , 2013
Inspiration / Lolcat – Teh Exhibishun

Weekend Notes, 2013
Lolcat – teh exhibishun

Click Tempus Lifestyle , 2013
Llolcats exhibishun at the framer’s gallery in london

The Week Viral World, 2013
What caught fire on the internet this week

Your Cat, 2012
Art show explores the wonderful world of lolcats

Are you a venue or artists in need for a PR and/or event expert? Or are you a creative with an idea you need help realised, get in touch!

If you enjoyed this case study, have a look at Comic Sans for Cancer as well – another art & design exhibition I put together.

For more information, send me an email and I will tell you all about this event, or chat to you about yours!

/ Jenny Theolin