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Artist Turns New Twitter Logo Into Pop Culture Icons


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Artist Turns New Twitter Logo Into Pop Culture Icons

You might know him best for his role as PC alongside Jason Long's Mac in the old Apple campaign. Koford is nodding to Hodgman's 2011 book, That Is All, in which his "deranged millionaire" prepares for the end of the world. Granted, if the apocalypse was coming, most of us probably would find out on Twitter.

1. John Hodgman

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The Simpsons' infamous clown could stand to try out some of his NSFP (not suitable for primetime) comedy on the social media platform.

2. Krusty the Clown

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Marilyn was the ultimate tabloid celebrity. Just imagine if they'd had Twitter back in her days on top. She'd have put Bieber to shame.

3. Marilyn Monroe

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This Marvel bombshell is apt for a Twitter logo; after all, she does derive her powers from a psionic firebird.

4. Phoenix

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Hayao Miyazaki's sweet and cuddly creature gets the watercolor treatment in this illustration.

6. Totoro

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I guess you could say Koford was flipping the bird in this final illustration of another famous little feathered creature.

6. Woody Woodpecker

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Check out how Koford worked these famous characters into the new Twitter logo. For more of his variations on the old Twitter logo, visit his Flickr .

7. Works in progress

You might know him best for his role as PC alongside Jason Long's Mac in the old Apple campaign. Koford is nodding to Hodgman's 2011 book, That Is All, in which his "deranged millionaire" prepares for the end of the world. Granted, if the apocalypse was coming, most of us probably would find out on Twitter.

2. Krusty the Clown

The Simpsons' infamous clown could stand to try out some of his NSFP (not suitable for primetime) comedy on the social media platform.

3. Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn was the ultimate tabloid celebrity. Just imagine if they'd had Twitter back in her days on top. She'd have put Bieber to shame.

4. Phoenix

This Marvel bombshell is apt for a Twitter logo; after all, she does derive her powers from a psionic firebird.

6. Totoro

Hayao Miyazaki's sweet and cuddly creature gets the watercolor treatment in this illustration.

6. Woody Woodpecker

I guess you could say Koford was flipping the bird in this final illustration of another famous little feathered creature.

7. Works in progress

Check out how Koford worked these famous characters into the new Twitter logo. For more of his variations on the old Twitter logo, visit his Flickr .

When Twitter’s creative director Doug Bowman looks at the new “little blue bird” logo, he sees “the ultimate representation of freedom, hope and limitless possibility.” When artist Adam Koford looks at it, he sees a cynical, addiction-riddled, burnt out clown.

At least, that’s what you’ll find in his newest collection of variations on the Twitter brand icon, which includes The Simpson‘s Krusty the Clown alongside other characters from film, television, and the pop culture vernacular. Koford shared this fresh batch with Mashable for their online debut.

This isn’t the first time Koford, a.k.a. @Apelad , has made his mark on the Twitter brand identity. Back in 2009, he started a collection of Twitter avatars that included such characters as Yoda, Fred Flintstone, and Barack and Michelle Obama.

When he isn’t remixing brand identities, Koford is a story artist at Disney Interactive, where he’s worked on video game versions of Bolt, Toy Story 3, and Cars 2. For more of his illustrations, you can check out his blog, Hobotopia .

Which avatar is your favorite? Got a character you’d like to see worked into the Twitter logo? Let us know in the comments.

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