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Designer of original Twitter logo only made $4 for drawing

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Jul 2013 11:26 User comments (1)

Designer of original Twitter logo only made $4 for drawing Designer Simon Oxley and his drawing of a bird in a tree were Twitter's first logo, but he did not receive much for his drawing.
Oxley designed the picture (below) for iStockPhoto, the subscription depository that offers hundreds of thousands of pictures that customers can pay to use for design and other projects.

Twitter's founders browsed the site when looking for a logo and selected Oxley's drawing. That decision made the designer about $4.

The designer says he spent just 30 minutes on the original drawing, and doesn't actually remember doing it.

Oxley is also famous for designing the GitHub Octocat. The cat-headed octopus rights were purchased by GitHub directly, avoiding iStock rules.

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118.7.2013 16:40

Looks like an alien Hello Kitty

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