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


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!


Mon Jun 30, 2008 at 09.38 pm

John Panzer

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


Tue Jul 1, 2008 at 10.04 am

Tijs Teulings

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


Wed Jul 2, 2008 at 06.06 am

Chris Messina

@Tijs: We’ll get right on that! ;)


Wed Jul 2, 2008 at 07.33 am

Tijs Teulings

@chris glad to hear that :)


Tue Jul 8, 2008 at 01.27 pm


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


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