Twitter 'Larry the Bird' logo updated

Larry & Magic Credit: flickr/_Fidelio_

The light blue bird named Larry, Twitter's logo, has become darker and less whimsical.

While users send their 400 million tweets per day, will they notice the new logo? The changes are fairly subtle, with a slightly darker blue, upward-looking angle, three feathers instead of four, and no mussed hair. Twitter believes the new logo is common enough they can do away with any text or "t" to symbolize the company, says The Verge (with short Twitter video).

The old Larry the Bird had a topnotch and looked straight ahead. The new Larry, according to Twitter, "grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry," and perhaps looks more optimistic. Fancy explanation for slight changes in a logo that few will remember changed by next month.

Misfire

The new bird looks drunk, like he’s about to fall over backwards.

neave on theverge.com

Looks like the new Twitter logo has gotten Fat and Bald with a Bigger Mouth.

A Flock of Smegal's on gizmodo.com

The new one… hmm. It’s mechanically nice, but lacks soul.

DarkOwl on theverge.com

The old one was better... The hair was cute, the wings were nicer, and the position as well. Now it looks like a peace dove.

Celine Schmahl on techcrunch.com

Improvement

The new one looks cleaner. The old one tried to do too much. We still know it is a bird twerping.

saltboy on gizmodo.com

This is actually a really good refresh. It has all of the familiarity of the old logo, but with a fresh, progressive, and forward-thinking approach.

Steve Pye on techcrunch.com

The old logo was too silly/cartoonish, and it was poorly executed.

Jory on gizmodo.com

The hair

Give his hair back! :’(

7-down on theverge.com

bird got a haircut. big deal.

TheBoze on gizmodo.com

GIVE HIS HAIR BACK!!! RAWRRRRRR

Vinoth on techcrunch.com

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