New Delhi: The Twitter bird has gone for an image makeover. The new look Twitter bird was unveiled by the microblogging service in a blog post.
Though the new Twitter bird looks a lot like the old Twitter bird, it is in fact a simplified version of the old bird. With the new bird logo, Twitter does away with other Twitter symbols. "From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. (Twitter is the bird, the bird is Twitter.) There's no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase 't' to represent Twitter," said Twitter in its blog post.
"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," Twitter further explained the idea behind the new bird.
Major differences between the new and the old Twitter bird are:
1. The new bird is in a darker shade of blue.
2. The new bird looks upwards, whereas the old bird looked ahead.
3. The wing of the new bird curves upwards instead of downwards.
4. The tuft on the head of the old bird is missing in the new.
5. The new bird looks leaner.