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“I’m Thumbody” pin

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

    Anyone know the designer?

    Source: License: All Rights Reserved.

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


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    3 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.

    3. Deb says:
      May 19th, 2016  8:50 pm
      I have a photo of me and my cousin in my bedroom in 1976, and in the background is a “Thumbody Loves You” poster with this pink thumbprint. I have no idea now where I got it…

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