One Bird to Rule Them All: Twitter Tweaks Its Branding Strategy

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By: Mike Isaac |

Throughout the company’s history, Twitter’s branding has consisted of a handful of icons, each distinct in its own way while remaining recognizably Twitter-esque. There’s the lowercase “t” symbol surrounded by an app-like square, the familiar bubbled text of Twitter spelled out in full, and, of course, the company’s little bluebird mascot.

But more than one icon can be too many. At least, that’s the philosophy Twitter Creative Director Doug Bowman seems to espouse. Twitter will lose all superfluous branding images — like said bubble text and “t” icons — offering instead a single, iconic image: A redesigned little blue bird.

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