Twitter iOS Icon

These are my renditions of the twitter icon for iOS (the 2 on the top row, the official is on the bottom). I tried a few variations to illustrate the ‘twitter’ part of the brand such as adding clouds or a sky, but these detracted from the focal point being the bird.

In the end I chose to go with a world map (and a really subtle paper texture) as these were congruent with the brand but kept the focus on the logo. The hardest part is deciding between having or not having a glossy reflection on the icon.