30 Beautiful Examples of Illustrated Twitter Backgrounds

By / Oct 22, 2009 / Inspiration
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Twitter can be a powerful tool to communicate and connect with people through words, but it can also be a great way to promote your brand through visual design. Twitter does limit you when it comes to customizing your page, but you do have full control over the background image. There are a lot of creative twitter backgrounds out there, but some of my favorites are those that have a more illustrated style.

If you know of more really good illustrated twitter backgrounds, let us know.

@arinee

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@shirtpizza

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@mj12982

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@spurrachel

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@peachpops

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@Go_Media

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@boxmodel

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@chadworth

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@DesignerDepot

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@carywood

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@smashingmag

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@meghunt

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@mikebithell

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@mailchimp

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@doubleolee

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@anousone

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@canvascubed

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@sickbrain

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@fragments77

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@happytreefriend

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@Hicksdesign

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@Malarkey

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@meetblink

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@sallid

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@carsonified

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@KrisColvin

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@bongobrian

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@Krftd

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@Vectips

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@djambazov

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About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

44 Comments

  1. mkm
    October 22, 2009

    frankly I don’t find @smashingmag’s background all that terrific. I expected something more interesting than a few branches and a couple clouds.

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  2. Ilona
    October 22, 2009

    Wow! Nice ones! I definitely got to design new layout for my twitter page. Thank you for inspiration!

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  3. jrenvoye
    October 22, 2009

    Check this one :) http://twitter.com/julienrenvoye

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  4. nezua
    October 22, 2009

    here’s mine:

    http://twitter.com/nezua
    and
    http://twitter.com/XOLAGRAFIK

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  5. Kerri
    October 22, 2009

    These are great! I was trying to think of what I would do for mine. Now I have some great inspiration!

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  6. Phil Franks
    October 22, 2009

    Those are all cool, but you forgot one! http://twitter.com/phil_franks

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  7. Jan Cavan
    October 22, 2009

    Thanks for including me on this list! :)

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  8. neagaoleg
    October 22, 2009

    smashinmag is default background on twitter

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  9. w3bdesign
    October 22, 2009

    http://twitter.com/w3bdesign

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  10. shane
    October 22, 2009

    thumbs up or thumbs down on my illustrated background? http://twitter.com/shanesnow

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  11. Shawn
    October 22, 2009

    I’m more than a bit biased but, I think our CD Nik did a awesome job on our background (also a robot):

    http://www.twitter.com/rtraction

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  12. Martin Leblanc
    October 22, 2009

    What about: http://twitter.com/iconfinder ?

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  13. Liz
    October 22, 2009

    I’m disappointed not to see mine (http://twitter.com/nwjerseyliz) as I think @HughBriss did an excellent job.

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  14. shirt pizza
    October 22, 2009

    I appreciate the @shirtpizza mention – thanks Henry!

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  15. John Campbell
    October 22, 2009

    Very nice collection Henry! I keep wanting to spruce up my @designbumped background but I just haven’t gotten around to it!

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    • Henry
      October 22, 2009

      @John Campbell: Same here. I have been neglecting our twitter background forever. :)

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  16. Nap Warden
    October 22, 2009

    Where’s mine? http://twitter.com/napwarden

    Nice list, but Smashing is a default:(

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  17. Sorin Istudor
    October 22, 2009

    for twitter background have a look at mine: http://twitter.com/istudorsorin

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  18. Ant Robinson
    October 23, 2009

    My Fav background at the moment is @gentingcasino http://twitter.com/gentingcasino

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  19. adrien
    October 24, 2009

    twitter.com/FreestyleMVT and twitter.com/AdriensAne have illustrated elements..

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  20. Simon
    October 24, 2009

    All look rubbish on a 1024×768 resolution!

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  21. chris
    October 24, 2009

    what about mine: http://twitter.com/inspirebit

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  22. IdealHut
    October 25, 2009

    Very useful post to take many different ideas.

    & what about mine: http://twitter.com/idealhut

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  23. F.Fx
    October 26, 2009

    Good Job ;)

    Not bad : http://twitter.com/brin_de_web

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  24. lipelip
    October 26, 2009

    Nice collection

    Here’s mine http://twitter.com/lipelip

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  25. David
    October 26, 2009

    Nice ones!!! Here is mine: http://twitter.com/Laplanted

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  26. Erica
    October 30, 2009

    @KRisColvin’s “illustrated” background is a tiled, seamless graphic from istockphoto. It’s been my bg for almost 2 years.

    @ericablonde

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  27. Melody
    November 2, 2009

    I love how everyone is putting up their own haha..Mikebithell’s is sick!

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  28. Computer Video Tutorials
    November 3, 2009

    Mine: http://twitter.com/namln. It’s not beautiful or great, but I really like it.
    Anyway, thanks for this post.

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  29. yaskii
    November 3, 2009

    I like my twitter background too http://twitter.com/inogando

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  30. Richelle
    November 4, 2009

    Love @canvascubed … awesome stuff!
    great collection thanks …
    mine is http://twitter.com/conceptn_design

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  31. Bobby
    November 4, 2009

    Check this guy out… He’s good!

    http://www.twitter.com/dancaina

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  32. UXPassion.com
    November 4, 2009

    Take a look at http://www.twitter.com/viborc and http://www.twitter.com/adebak – they are Twitter backgrounds optimized for different screen resolutions :)

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  33. PrintRadar
    November 16, 2009

    Jeeez this mailchimp is in every list out there.. Not saying it is bad though :) And yes.. smashingmag is a default twitter background and it is nice but still default one so can I be in the list then? :D

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  34. Nick Brookfield
    November 16, 2009

    check out mine!
    http://www.twitter.com/nickbrookfield

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  35. PixMan™
    November 19, 2009

    Check out mine too!! @pixmaniaco

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  36. Tom
    November 23, 2009

    I would add this one to the list http://www.twitter.com/campleaders

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  37. emily
    November 30, 2009

    birds in suits anyone? http://twitter.com/EmilyHaggar

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  38. Adri Alves
    December 2, 2009

    Good job! ;)
    What about: http://twitter.com/mencione

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  39. Michael Chanter
    December 2, 2009

    How about this one – http://titter.com/redbilby

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  40. xethorn
    December 3, 2009

    I don’t really like the design of hicksdesign, it’s pretty simple, already used on his website. It has no originality. 30 is also a super short list compared to the amount of creative background. Your list is good, I really enjoyed to see most of my fav’.

    @xethorn

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  41. Romulus Olivier
    December 3, 2009

    Take a look at http://www.twitter.com/romulusremo

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  42. David Contois
    March 1, 2010

    Please take a look at twitter.com/dcontois

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  43. Bollicao
    April 13, 2010

    Check my background please…It´s cool.

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