Twitter Logo shape and symbol: The current Twitter logo is in the form of a fluttering hummingbird. It was designed by artist Martin Grasser who had just graduated from the Art Center College of Design when he was hired for the task. The illustration was created with 15 circles layered on top of each other.
Why is the twitter logo named after Larry Bird?
Twitter’s official mascot, the bird which features in the company’s logo, is named ‘Larry’. According to a tweet by co-founder Biz Stone, it is called Larry the Bird as a tribute to NBA player Larry Bird, who played for the Boston Celtics, Stone’s home-state team.
Why is Twitter a blue bird?
Twitter designer Douglas Bowman revealed that the Twitter Bird is based on a mountain bluebird, and that the wings are made up of three overlapping circles. It seems Twitter are very protective of this design, as they explain on their website that it is not to be modified in any way.