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Twitterigami

After reading Lee Munroe’s post about creative Twitter backgrounds I discovered a list of 20+ Twitter Bird designs.  It seems to be fastly becoming the latest craze to create your own Twitter bird for your blog.  And I’m all about crazes!  Here’s what I came up with.

I really wanted something a bit different and obscure than the traditional ‘cartoony style’ bird so I went for an origami one.  Any thoughts/opinions on it are welcome.  I had a look at some origami birds and then designed my own over the top of the original Twitter logo, using the same colours to make it a bit more recognisable to twitter addicts.

I kinda like the fact that only people who are really familiar with and love Twitter for the right reasons should be able to recognise it.  Twitter has crossed a line recently with Britney Spears creating an account.  Don’t get me started on that.

Anyway, feel free to use the files below on your blog/site if you like it :)  Im a true believer in the open source life so just shoot me an email if you use them. :)  Also you can find me on Twitter at paddydonnelly.

Transparent Gif versions below.

Cheers!

Comments (46)


  1. Kyle


    4 Nov

    Impressive… wonder if I can come up with one? We’ll see…


  2. Lee Munroe


    4 Nov

    Very creative Mr Donnelly! Very Michael Scofield of you.

  3. I like….

    so when you going to create the whole origami icon set? That would be pretty cool.


  4. paddy


    4 Nov

    Thanks guys,

    @Lee Haha, yeah need to get myself some tattoos next.

    @Michael They are on the way! :D


  5. Joke


    4 Nov

    Michelango of origami :) ‘Goe gedaan’ that’s what we would say!


  6. Declan ONeill


    13 Nov

    These are really impressive, I would like to use them in a presentation I am putting together on twitter.


  7. Paddy


    13 Nov

    Go for it Declan!

    Check out the full range of icons also.

    Let me know how the presentation goes :)


  8. WL


    13 Nov

    Awesome!!!! How long did it take you to create the first one?


  9. Paddy


    13 Nov

    @wl It took a while to illustrate the first time, but after a bit it got easier to envisage how it would look if it were paper.


  10. Gabe Diaz


    23 Nov

    Very cool work! It’s amazing how these birds have taken on a life of their own.

  11. I love this origami twitter bird! And kudos to you for sharing the files.

  12. This is by far my favorite set! I love these!

  13. tks youu elrıne salgık


  14. essay writing


    13 Jan

    twitter^^) AW It is really cool, I think you should make some sort of exhibition, like at some web summit:)


  15. Origami Lover


    22 Jan

    Good post. I just found this Origami-inspired Twitter icon at Digg, which you can use on your blog if it is running WordPress.


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