New Logo for Twitter

Known worldwide, the little blue bird of the micro blogging website twitter has been given a makeover or as some would say a ‘stripped back’.

In a video yesturday, Twitter unveiled their simpler, sleeker logo design.

For the past six years we have seen hundreds of variations of the cute little blue bird to represent our use of the social networking website, twitter.

Over the full span of its lifetime we have seen literally hundreds of designs, colour’s and alterations on the original Cartoon like bird. Some have chosen to use just a bubbled lower case “t” some change the colour’s to suit the schemes or brand some add additional working to highlight it’s use but as of today we have been given strict guidelines for its use.

The new logo has been designed based on 3 sets of overlapping circles. It is said to be a representation of how the networks, interests and ideas of the company connect with others.

Twitter has laid down some do and don’t Usage guidelines


  • Use our official, unmodified Twitter bird to represent our brand.
  • Make sure the bird faces right.
  • Allow for at least 150% buffer space around the bird.


  • Use speech bubbles or words around the bird.
  • Rotate or change the direction of the bird.
  • Animate the bird. Duplicate the bird.
  • Change the color of the bird.
  • Use any other marks or logos to represent our brand.

Twitter has new logo Guidelines








Please note that these have been taken directly from

The new logo set can be downloaded directly from

So …. what are your thoughts on the new logo, we’ed love to hear from you.

  1 comment for “New Logo for Twitter

  1. Mike Rowley
    13th June 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Nice article, thanks. I’d better change my logo then 🙂

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