"Twitter is the bird. The bird is Twitter"
According to Twitter, starting today - June 7, 2012 - users will begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird; One that doesn't have two odd bangs or any accompanying text. "From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. There's no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase 't' to represent Twitter."
But how did the designers come up with this ever slightly revised icon exactly? Doug Bowman - Twitter's Creative Director - explains, "Our new bird grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry."
"This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles — similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends. Whether soaring high above the earth to take in a broad view, or flocking with other birds to achieve a common purpose, a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope and limitless possibility."
Don't you love how he put the last sentence? You can tell the people behind Twitter are driven by a clear vision. No wonder the social networking site is doing this well.
Anyway. Earlier, I checked how Twitter is starting to implement its new icon across different sections of the site.
It's already live on the homepage --
I dunno. I think the homepage looks kinda odd and dry without the Twitter text logo. Maybe they need to also change the design of this page to highlight the new #TwitterBird. What do you think?
You can also see the new icon on status updates on Facebook for users who linked their account;
However, as of writing, the Twitter favicon remains to be the old bird with bangs. I wonder when they'll change it.
TP Friends, do you like the new Twitter bird? What can you say about it?