You may not have noticed but Twitter have revamped their logo with a simplified version of the iconic, blue, Larry the bird. Apparently in development for 2 years the change sees Larry slimmed down, sleek and raised up, leaving him looking much more confident and proud than before.
They have also decided to follow the likes of Starbucks in dropping their brand name from their logo, making Larry the sole recognisable symbol of Twitter, stating:
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.
Starting today you’ll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird. 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.
As with any changes to a major site like Twitter users have begun to notice and in some cases critique the new logo, however unlike the frequent rants on Facebook the majority of comments are positive. Here are a few of our favourites: