June 07, 2012, 10:56 AM —
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.
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
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
GIVE HIS HAIR BACK!!! RAWRRRRRR
Vinoth on techcrunch.com
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