30 Beautiful Examples of Illustrated Twitter Backgrounds

By / Oct 22, 2009 / Inspiration

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.

  • mkm

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

  • http://www.intoweblog.com Ilona

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

  • http://www.justatalk.fr jrenvoye
  • http://xolagrafik.com nezua
  • http://www.thesavalots.com Kerri

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

  • Phil Franks

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

  • http://www.dawghousedesignstudio.com Jan Cavan

    Thanks for including me on this list! :)

  • http://suieratura.com neagaoleg

    smashinmag is default background on twitter

  • http://d4u.hu w3bdesign
  • http://shanesnow.com shane

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

  • http://www.rtraction.com Shawn

    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

  • http://www.iconfinder.net Martin Leblanc
  • http://spiral-scratch.blogspot.com Liz

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

  • http://www.shirtpizza.com shirt pizza

    I appreciate the @shirtpizza mention – thanks Henry!

  • http://designbump.com John Campbell

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

    • http://henryjones.us Henry

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

  • http://www.napwarden.com Nap Warden

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

    Nice list, but Smashing is a default:(

  • http://www.sorinistudor.ro Sorin Istudor

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

  • http://www.digitalwelly.com Ant Robinson

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

  • http://freestylemovement.com adrien

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

  • Simon

    All look rubbish on a 1024×768 resolution!

  • http://www.greatcreativelinks.com chris
  • http://www.idealhut.com IdealHut

    Very useful post to take many different ideas.

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

  • F.Fx

    Good Job 😉

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

  • http://www.lipelip.be lipelip

    Nice collection

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

  • http://www.koleo.ca David

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

  • http://twitter.com/ericablonde Erica

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

    @ericablonde

  • http://sexidesign.com Melody

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

  • http://www.vtechtip.com Computer Video Tutorials

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

  • http://www.behance.net/yaskii yaskii

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

  • http://www.conceptiondesign.ca/blog Richelle

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

  • Bobby

    Check this guy out… He’s good!

    http://www.twitter.com/dancaina

  • http://www.uxpassion.com/ UXPassion.com

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

  • http://www.printradar.com PrintRadar

    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? 😀

  • Nick Brookfield
  • http://www.pixelactivo.com.mx PixMan™

    Check out mine too!! @pixmaniaco

  • http://www.projectink.co.uk Tom

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

  • http://www.emilyhaggar.com emily

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

  • http://www.mencione.com Adri Alves

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

  • http://www.redbilby.com.au Michael Chanter

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

  • http://silent-strength.com xethorn

    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

  • http://www.romulusolivier.com Romulus Olivier
  • http://BluSkyeGroup.com David Contois

    Please take a look at twitter.com/dcontois

  • http://www.twitter.com/tigretonybolli Bollicao

    Check my background please…It´s cool.