• These are the most common typefaces in the database, but there are many more. Try a search!

“I’m Thumbody” pin

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Sep 3rd, 2012. Artwork published in 1971.
Source: © 1971 Princeton Partners Inc. Photo by Dan Goodsell, 2012. License: All Rights Reserved.

Anyone know the designer?


Another version with custom lettering, as shown in a “mid-70's edition of the book World of Logotypes”.

Source: License: All Rights Reserved.

2 Comments on ““I’m Thumbody” pin”

  1. Neil Baker says:
    Feb 6th, 2013  6:22 am

    I was making pen and ink drawings from (donors’) thumbprints at art fairs etc. in the late ’60s and throughout the ’70s and ’80s. References in my character drawings — such as “I’m Thumbody,”  “Thumbody Loves Me”, and “the thumb-buddies” — were attached to many of my thumbprint drawings and my signature on my checks incorporated my thumbprint. The character used by the mental health associations (and later copyrighted by them without my permission) was created by me and sold to them in the form of buttons. All their copyrighted characters embody my thumbprint … and I have the thumb to prove it!

  2. Jan 30th, 2015  10:48 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Neil! Great to have the story told from the thumb himself.

Post a comment