Does Twitter Logo Look Like Batman? New Bird Looks Like Caped Crusader

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Larry in his new guise (left)...and as the caped crusader (right) |

Twitter’s little blue bird is undergoing something of a transformation of late.

On Wednesday he officially debuted a slick new hairstyle…and shortly afterward, several internet users had transformed him into a superhero.

Tweeter @JoshHelfferich found that turning the feathered mascot (named after basketball legend Larry Bird) onto his side (and adding a black mask, natch), Larry bears an uncanny resemblance to Batman.

Josh Helfferich
So uh... if you turn the new Twitter logo upside-down, it's Batman.

Helfferich’s observation went viral and was even retweeted by actress Alyssa Milano.

Alyssa Milano
So... if you turn the new Twitter logo upside-down, it's Batman. /via

While Helfferich’s caped version of Larry swooped through the online world, he wasn’t the first to observe the likeness, as Mashable points out.

Earlier on, a similarly brooding version of Larry was submitted by pentahelix on Reddit and on Wednesday Twitter user @CarlosRHZ posted his interpretation.

New twitter bird logo looks like a brooding batman when on its side. That is all.

Larry’s official moderations were announced on Wednesday and is a simplified version of the blue bird Twitter has used in the past.

Creative Director Doug Bowman debuted its new "universally recognizable symbol" in a blog post, explaining how the design came about: "Our new bird grows out of love for ornithology, design within creative constraints, and simple geometry.

"This bird is crafted purely from three sets of overlapping circles -- similar to how your networks, interests and ideas connect and intersect with peers and friends.

"Whether soaring high above the earth to take in a broad view, or flocking with other birds to achieve a common purpose, a bird in flight is the ultimate representation of freedom, hope and limitless possibility.

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