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A Closer Look At The Evolution Of Twitter’s Logo
By Yap Yen, 22 Mar 2016
Left: 2006 logo designed by Linda Gavin in one day, right: current Twitter bird logo
To mark a decade of Twitter, Creative Bloq looks back at how the Twitter logo has changed over the last 10 years.
Inspired by photo-sharing platform Flickr and the five-character length of American SMS short codes, Twitter was originally named “twttr”—seen in the first ever tweet from co-founder Jack Dorsey. The first prototype logo designed by co-founder, Noah Glass, is completely unrecognizable when compared to what we have today. Instead of the blue we have come to know and love, the “twttr” logo was a weird, lumpy green.
Thankfully, the Twitter founders turned to graphic designer Linda Gavin, who was given just one day to develop a new logo. The final sky blue logo was kept till September 2010, when the company debuted the now famous Twitter bird. Named after NBA Celtic’s player, Larry Bird, Twitter’s ‘Larry the Bird’ logo is a plumper version of the current ‘Twitter Bird’ logo which has since become synonymous with the company.
Read more about how the Twitter logo evolved here.
just setting up my twttr— Jack (@jack) March 21, 2006
Original prototype logo for ‘twttr’
Larry the Bird logo
The current Twitter Bird logo
[via Creative Bloq, Twitter]
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