OAuth

June 30 , 2008 6 comments

Once upon a time…

my friend Larry Halff im-ed me and asked if I had time to work on the OAuth Summit t-shirt design. OAuth is “An open protocol to allow secure API authentication in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications.” For those of you still wondering what that means, basically an API that acts as a valet key, so that API doesn’t give full access but partial access. Larry handed off my contact to Eran Hammer-Lahav and we started working on a concept for the OAuth summit that was held last week was hosted by Yahoo!

OAuth logo

Chris Messina designed the logo.

The OAuth Summit T-shirt design

The t-shirt was based on the LOL Cats that we’ve all fallen in love with. So I created a cute illustration of a cat with the talk bubble of “I can has open.” I was limited on time but it worked! :) How could you deny a kitty cat access? :) Incorporating Chris’ logo was a bit tricky. The logo had a lot more detail than allowed on a screen printed tshirt. Since it wasn’t possible I simplified the logo down to the A in a circle. I used that “token” for the collar of the cat.

OAuth:Tshirt final

They handed out stickers and such at the event too.

For tomorrow's event

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Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 07.25 pm

Chris Messina

Great work Cindy! I realize the logo is pretty complicated, but I think you did a great job simplifying it. Nice work!

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Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 09.38 pm

John Panzer

Thanks Cindy!  I had no idea you designed the shirts; I love mine.

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Tue Jul 1, 2008 at 10.04 am

Tijs Teulings

Hot shirt! Any chance these will ever be on sale online somewhere?

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Wed Jul 2, 2008 at 06.06 am

Chris Messina

@Tijs: We’ll get right on that! ;)

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Wed Jul 2, 2008 at 07.33 am

Tijs Teulings

@chris glad to hear that :)

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Tue Jul 8, 2008 at 01.27 pm

Martin_Ringlein

That is great, really nice shirt design! Going to have to get my hands on one of those stickers :)

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