Inspired by Twitter’s logo, a Paris-based designer, Dorota Pankowska, decided to give herself a design challenge.
For those who don’t know, the famous blue bird logo is created with 13 perfect circles! On her blog, Dori the Giant, she claimed she wanted to add some simple artwork into her portfolio. Thus, she made 13 animal illustrations with the same design principle as Twitter’s logo.
She said on Bored Panda, “I doubt most of the animals will even be recognizable… but surprisingly, I was pretty happy with what turned out.”
The designer posted a series of GIFs showing how the circles are placed to form the logos. From the images, we see that the circles are carefully overlapped. The designer would crop out unnecessary parts, leaving only fragments of the circles to outline the shape of the animals.
“Sometimes I was even happy before I hit 13 circles, and I would ‘cheat’ a little by adding the remaining circles on a sharp corner to simply round it out a little, instead of being forced to change the shape of the animal,” Pankowska said.
Out of the 13 illustrations, the most complicated ones seems to be the toucan, the rabbit, and the walrus.
Many companies have also used these circle-centric logos to represent their brands. Some of the best examples include Target’s bullseye logo, Apple’s logo, and Nike’s swoosh logo.
These 13-circles logos may not be something new. But, the designer’s ability to use the design principle is superb – not to mention that her illustrations are lovely to look at.