The subject in this piece is of a black cat which was found by the owner of the club advertised in the piece. The owner found the cat during major renovations and decided to use its visage to portray the edgy and provocative nature of cabaret nightlife. This piece seems to be fairly simple at first glance, as there seems to just be a cat and some text, but Steinlen used some subtle techniques that make this piece great. Repetition of large black capitol letters for each word in the advertisement help the eye flow along the text. The text "Chat Noir" is all in uppercase to contrast it with the rest of the words, and "Salis", the owners last name is directly in line with the rest of the text, with his first name to the left and covered by the cat's tail to ensure that his full name is known, but it was likely that Salis was the part of his that was popularized. Above and behind the cat's is what seems to be a stylized, red moon filled with lettering. The lettering is the location of the club. Steinlen's use of the space and unique design elements make this piece highly memorable and these types of ideas and principals have influenced artists and designers even to today.