Rob Snow’s Humorous ‘Animal Behaviour’ Art Prints

Break Time

These witty animal art prints by Rob Snow are visual twists on popular sayings. I like the intellectual humour in the Animal Behaviour series, which is sometimes more obvious and sometimes takes a closer examination of the image to see the joke. Some of the illustrations also act as satirical comments on society — such as Sheep, which shows two sheep sitting and watching television, and which suggests that average viewers flock like sheep to bad television.

All sorts of members of the animal kingdom are represented, from a snail and a crab to a rhinoceros and a giraffe. The animals themselves are generally highly realistic in appearance, but they are sometimes performing actions that make them seem more anthropomorphic – such as reading a newspaper or riding in a car – and some are wearing clothing. The prints have a very clean design, all with backgrounds that are a subltle grey texture. Many of the prints have the title or a related phrase in a classic-looking, seif type. The illustrations start as pencil drawings and are finished digitally.

Fly in My Soup shows a frog, dressed in a suit and sitting in a fancy armchair, telling a story that begins, “So I said to the waiter…” — a nod to the classic joke. Pimp My Ride shows a tortoise who has transformed his shell into an Airstream trailer. A dung beetle crawls over a roll of toilet paper in Shit Happens!, and a mole spills his popcorn in excitement over seeing with 3D glasses in 3D.

“The notion is to show a little of the quirk way that humans associate with animals. Whether through mixed meaning in works, items of use, or a twist in a definition,” says Snow in his description of the series.

Snow began the Animal Behaviour illustrations in 2011, and now has more than 40 prints in the series, many of which are available as fine art prints and framed prints from arthaus. The series has also been collected into two books.

The Sneaker - Art Print by Rob Snow

The Sneaker


Fly in My Soup - Art Print by Rob Snow

Fly in My Soup


3D - Art Print by Rob Snow



Break Time - Art Print by Rob Snow

Break Time


Pimp My Ride - Art Print by Rob Snow

Pimp My Ride


Shit Happens! - Art Print by Rob Snow

Shit Happens!


Sheep - Art Print by Rob Snow



Can't See It Myself - Art Print by Rob Snow

Can’t See It Myself


Riding High! - Art Print by Rob Snow

Riding High!

Tom is a writer, artist, and multi-media guru from Pennsylvania, U.S. He holds a Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication, but he has also taken several university-level courses in fine arts, art appreciation, graphic design, printmaking, and Asian art. He has been blogging for Monde Mosaic since February 2014.

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