This year's holiday banner

aoa holiday banner 2012 sampleA lot of people have been asking about this year's AOA holiday banner -- and we understand why, it makes us smile, too! It was designed by Phil Pascuzzo, who -- as you might know -- is a very talented local designer known for his many book cover designs, and his work on the Twitter bird, as well other excellent designs (posters, album covers, and so on).


And Saint Rose alum! Sorry...had to throw that in there. Word is the creator of AOA is too (?). :D

Was the Twitter bird design for a special project? Twitter's logo and brand usage rules say not to use the styled up version.

For branding reasons, Twitter only wants to use the revised logo from now on. The two logos I worked on with Biz Stone were used by Twitter from around 2009-20011.

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