Designing for Twitter

I’d like to say when I was designing the logo for WeTheChurch.org I put a ton of thought into it.

The truth?

I had one thought. Knowing that Twitter was going to be a huge part (if not the biggest) of the interaction with the site, I wanted a logo that would stand out on the “friend grid.” I’m not sure what the official name is, but you’ll notice below it’s a grid. Of friends. A friend grid if you will.

Anyway, I wanted the logo to stand out as much as it can in a small form. Most of the icons in the grid are faces. Because of that I wanted an exact circle contrasting with the square icon to draw the eye. Add a simple two-color look and there you have it. Total time, it took about 10 minutes.

This is my Creative Chaos entry.

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Comments

  1. says

    part of me wants it louder. the dark blue doesn’t shout at me. the first thing i notice on the screenshot is the futurama guy, then the red circle on white, then the gold/yellow sunset thing two to the left, and then the blue/white WTC.

    i think it would be cool if the circle+two color was the mark, but the color’s could change. but that’s just me.

  2. says

    We tried a lot of color schemes before settling on this one. For the logo a brighter color would have made it stand out more. However, for the actual site, the brighter colors just didn’t fit at all.

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