Can you imagine…

…illustrating something that is as famous as the twitter bird and selling it on istock and then finding it on something like twitter?
I have found the original twitter bird illustration! after a hint from @aigacharlotte. Apparently Simon Oxley (a British designer living in Japan…he actually went to Japan to find a wife – which he did) also created the istockphoto character (and he says the logo but I’m not sold on that).
You can catch his interview here:
By the way, since it’s actually still a royalty-free image, you can have the twitter bird too.