Fast Company Design: Inside Twitter’s Obsessive Quest To Ditch The Egg

Fast Company Design: Inside Twitter’s Obsessive Quest To Ditch The Egg. “Once upon a time, the designers responsible for Twitter’s look and feel reveled in the service’s association with birds. For instance, they not only stuck their winged mascot–known at the time as ‘Larry the Bird’–into the interface itself, but gave him a field of clouds along the top edge to soar through. And when they unveiled a major redesign in 2010, they provided every new user with a default profile picture that depicted fresh beginnings in a decidedly Twitter-esque way: as an egg.”