It occurred to me last night that this little head is seen by more people each day than anything else I’ve ever drawn. It’s the default Tumblr avatar.
For years I shared the same office space with David Karp, the wonderkind Internet entrepreneur. In April 2007, he walked over to my desk and asked me to design a little head logo for this new application he was building called “Tumblr.”
I drew a couple versions and he picked one.
It’s still the default avatar (for the time being!) I certainly didn’t realize how huge Tumblr would get but I should have because…Tumblr is AWESOME!