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Archive for December 10th, 2007

Anonymous Avatars With A Little Something Extra

Monday, December 10th, 2007

For a long time, I've been seeing the same standard anonymous avatars for people listed in comments at sites like johnchow.com. These avatars come from places like MyBlogLog and Gravatar. You've probably noticed them too. These are the ones I've seen:

Today I saw this one:

That got me thinking that taking a standard anonymous avatar and tweaking it a bit could be funny. You get so used to seeing the same old ones that when one of them is different somehow, it jumps out at you. So I made a few:

Feel free to right-click and save for your own personal use!

I really like the backwards silhouette, because that's just subtle enough to evoke a "WTF?" I also like the inverted ones, especially the plain types, where the only change is the color inversion. It's like they represent someone from a negative universe. The upside down ones I think are funny too, because there seems to be some blasphemy there. And of course, the evil ones!