Top banging purple bird
Lastnewsbd, 16th February, Dhaka: Weiler said she got the idea while visiting Minneapolis. “I was sitting by a pond and there were just pigeons everywhere,” she said. “I had never thought about pigeons before. They’re funny little birds. They have really shiny, colorful, almost rainbow-y feathers, but then they bob around and waddle and beg for food. They’re like doves but they eat trash.” She made the images of the bird, available on iOS 10, last year, creating them digitally based on her original drawings. She even streamed their creation live on Twitch.TV, where she’s a “full-time creative streamer,” creating art in front of viewers daily which, Weiler said, is “like monetizing a YouTube channe,” reports Mashable. Then at the end of January, the stickers hit Facebook, fueling their popularity, especially on the other side of the world. Weiler was taken by surprise, “I woke up and everyone was tagging me and sending me these Thai news articles that I couldn’t read but had my picture on them.” The stickers have made their mark across Facebook, even, as noted by The Verge, invading Facebook comment sections of sites like Vox and The New York Times. The comments section on a recent post by Weiler shows that even the creator can’t escape the monster meme.
A purple, head-banging bird has taken over the internet. It’s on Facebook, YouTube, in the comments on New York Times stories and even in your texts. The popular pigeon has become a meme monster, reports Mashable. The bird is the creation of illustrator and visual development artist Syd Weiler who unleashed the fowl upon the world after some unexpected inspiration.
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