Urban legend is that a former mailroom employee at Nabisco, William Turnier, designed the embossed print seen on each Oreo cookie disk. Although Nabisco denies the rumor, Bill Turnier, William’s son, allegedly has an original blueprint of the Oreo design, featuring 12 flowers, 12 dashes and 12 dots, with his father’s signature and the date 7/17/52 written on the back.