Jon Tan / silo / Blue Beanie Bowler Day (ran from 2008–2010)

Blue bowler hat

In honour of Jeff Zeldman’s blue beanie day for web standards, and in a typically British twist, the incorrigible Jon Hicks popped on a blue bowler via Twitter in 2008. What a great idea. I thought I’d share mine. In 2009, Kevin Cornell drew a new beanie so the bowler has changed to be a poor interpretation of his characteristic style. In 2010 we did it again, but we called a halt in 2011. Feel free to still use the blue bowler .png vector if you like and add yourself to the official Flickr group.

Get the blue bowler .png vector file.

Get the blue bowler .psd flat file.


Created on Friday, 28th November, 2008, and amended on 30th November, 2009, 2010, and 2011 by @jontangerine with Twitter API and other nefarious hacking from the mighty @dotjay.


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This is the archive of version one, made in 2006, launched in 2007, and active until 2012. It’s archived to preserve the original design and its content that was referenced in multiple posts, books and galleries. There's a holding page before the new site arrives.