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By aw177

WuTang-Corp.com Twitter Design

On 27, Jan 2013 | No Comments | In Client, Design, Thoughts | By aw177

Another honor for me to design the background, header and avatar for WuTang-Corp.com, the official Twitter page for WuTang-Corp, home of the Wu-Tang Clan and Killa Beez (http://www.wutang-corp.com). 

The client gave me some direction as to what he wanted, but I wanted to take it a step further – instead of using the regular “W” logo from the Wu, I made it more polished and shiny, like an icon you’d find on an Apple product. I felt this gave it an up-to-date feel while still maintaining the ‘razor sharp’ edge of the famous logo.

The avatar used the new “W” logo and I made the wording in black on a white overlay and high-res so you can see it better on tweets and on mobile devices:

AW177 x WutangCorp Twitter Avatar High Res Blog

The header was sized so that when the avatar sits on the image on the main page (http://twitter.com/WuCorp), it doesn’t cover up any of the Wu-Tang member heads – it looks like it’s floating right in the middle of them.  I also made the header image grayscale and a bit darker to bring out the white lettered information better:

AW177-x-WutangCorp-Twitter-Header-3 Blog

The background contains information that is simple and concise – “W” logo with title and URL.  The group picture gave it a bit more flair and was sized so that those with larger monitors can see more of it.  Client wanted a dark brick wall texture so I put that in but made it more subtle to give it a more refined look:

WuTang-Corp Twitter Background Blog

Full image of all the designs put together:

I really enjoyed working on this project and hope I can work with Wu-Tang again in the future.  Props goes out to Wu-Tang; please go visit the WuTang-Corp.com Twitter page and follow them!

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