In a university hall in Santiago, Chile there is a graffiti work depicting an intricately illustrated, colorful cat. It previously drew little attention from viewers but since a copy of its image was shared digitally, the internet has transformed the stationary stenciled work into a mesmerizing gif now widely revered as Hypnocat. The entrancing animated image is inspired by Hypnotoad from the animated television show Futurama. Much like the hypnotic dancing eyes of the cartoon amphibian, this Hypnocat’s psychedelic body has all that come in contact with it chanting “ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOCAT.”
While the identity of the artist behind the original work is unconfirmed, the mural appears to be tagged by a Chilean street artist who goes by the moniker pos 420.