Twitter logo named after Larry Bird who used to play for the Boston Celtics

Twitter logo named after Larry Bird who used to play for the Boston Celtics

Since Twitter began in March 2006 its brand logo has evolved over time but remained anonymous, until recently…

Twitter’s Platform/API product manager Ryan Sarver let slip that the world-famous blue bird was in fact actually called Larry.

Ryan posted a picture from a Twitter meeting, and wrote: ‘Going over Design @Twitter. The evolution of the Larry the Bird logo.’ He also tweeted: ‘We were glad to see his wings fully develop. He looked like a sickly bird for a few years.’

While it used to fly straight ahead, Twitter’s new bird logo has its beak held high, representing a company ready to take off, not just cruise on. Twitter is expected to generate $1 billion in sales in 2014, so it’s fitting that the Twitter bird is looking skyward and has a new professional haircut…

“This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles” says Twitter, as you can see in the video below.

The bird is named after Larry Bird, who used to play for the basketball team that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone supports – the Boston Celtics

larry bird twitter logo

Twitter blue bird logo named after Larry Bird, who used to play for the basketball team that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone supports – the Boston Celtics