Dezeen Wire: social network Twitter has launched a new logo featuring a simplified version of the bird that's already associated with its identity.
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The bird will become the universal symbol for twitter, replacing the previous bubble-letters of the main logo and lowercase 't'.
Here's some more information from Doug Bowman, creative director at Twitter:
Taking flight: #Twitterbird
Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird. The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with Twitter the service, and Twitter the company.
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.
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.
To learn more about our new trademark, visit the Twitter brand resources page. You’ll find updated guidelines, new image downloads — everything you need to start using it immediately.