100 Creative Twitter Backgrounds Featuring Illustration

If you’ve ever created a Twitter account and customized it with some text, you would have discovered that the amount of text that you can display to describe yourself is very limited.

This is where designing, creating, and publishing a creative Twitter background and using it as your billboard comes into place.

Many designers and creatives utilize actual illustrations and images that will attract the viewers’ attention. By capturing a reader’s imagination in the process, illustrative backgrounds will most likely remain within their memory for a longer period of time.

Here are 100 creative Twitter backgrounds that feature illustration, that should inspire your own Twitter designs.



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Scott Clark

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Rogie King

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James Ridlo

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Twestival Jozi

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Andy Sowards

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Brian Paulwicz

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Kiam Dean Art

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Paul Boag

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Jason Later

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Tony Chester

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Melissa Scroggins

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Brad Smith

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Brian Sweeney

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Aaron Miller

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Lorenzo Gabba

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Andrew Murphy

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Matt Davis

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Holey Coww

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Jen Parks

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Think Design

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Graphic Identity

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Niko Bellic

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Adam Kayce

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Lizette Gagne

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CSS Girl

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Sean Carter

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Mr. Tweet

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Ed Dale

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Just Tweet It

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Dark Motion

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Elitists Snob

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Leeanne Lowe

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Best Deals (Amazon)

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Sean Boone

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Web Designer Depot

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Local Hero Design

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Paul Miser

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Gareth Hardy

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Gerri Elder

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Must Have Menus

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Mail Chimp

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Maggie Summers

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Blink Interactive

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Sophie Miller

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Nicholas Patten

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American Hell

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Desizn Tech

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Bryan Lagos

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Adrian Herritt

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Sneh Roy

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Cyan Banister

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Michael Parenteau

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Simona Buzatu

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Jan Cavan

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Patrick Ruddell

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Nalora Burns

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Kevin Dove

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Lynn Chyi

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Satyakam Misra

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Travis Bucholtz

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Charity Michot

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Jonathan Nelson

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Weird News

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Koko Hinson

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Jolly Lizard

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Tucker Kimball

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Shirt Pizza

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Rob James

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Karl Bastian

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Which ones are your favorites? Feel free to share other examples that we may have missed.


  • http://bryantamayo.wordpress.com/ Bryan Tamayo

    Very Cool Twitter Backgrounds!

    I agree with Tony the Tiger on this one… THEY’RE GRRRREAT!!!



  • http://www.webdesign-ne.ws Web Design News

    inspiring collection here, I believe if they center the background people will be able to do even more…

    • jim


  • http://www.peternudo.com Peter Nudo

    Check my digs – http://twitter.com/peternudo

  • http://twitter.com/nomeacuerdo nomeacuerdo

    @simonwilchesc, my favorite

  • http://www.gigglecomputer.com Phaoloo

    Now I can understand why they have so many followers :D

  • http://blog.marialavis.com Maria Lavis

    Agreed, nice list!

    I sketched my own twitter background too: http://twitter.com/marialavis/status/2339897363

  • http://twitter.com/Prestorikan prestorikan

    Hey you missed out my profile.Probably the best on twitter

  • http://www.annettefix.com Annette Fix

    Check my writer’s to-do list bulletin board

  • http://www.twitter.com/marcellpurham Marcell

    Great designs and inspirations

  • http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/track24/ Zeva

    check out mine!!


  • http://www.powersponsorship.com Kim Skildum-Reid

    I really love the graphic background for my Twitter homepage. It really works with the rest of my branded stuff (web page, etc) and has just the personality I was looking for.


  • Prem Piyush Goyal

    I have tricolours of Indian flag all over http://twitter.com/prempiyush

  • RoaldA

    Sweet! Is it hard to make twitter BG’s?

  • http://www.embed-design.com/ Oliver

    wow long list. nice one

  • Michael
  • http://www.mirkocianca.com mirko cianca

    see my background if you want


  • http://www.camilledelrosario.com Camille

    Nice list :D
    Mine illustrated bg can be found here: http://twitter.com/fudgecookie18

  • http://twitter.com/regula_b regula_b

    :oD this is so inspiring!
    I love @twestival_Jozi @Canvascubed @peachpops @Desizn Tech @lychyi.
    And here ist mine, I drawed it: http://twitter.com/regula_b

  • Julien
  • http://twitter.com/giographix Giovanni Cruz | GIOGRAPHIX

    Very cool indeed!

    Thanks for including us on the list!

  • http://webmasterpeers.com Farrhad A

    Thanks for including me in the list! :)

  • http://www.whysoserious.com Joker

    A french guy, i Love his background: http://twitter.com/jbgouraud

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk Adam

    That’s pretty cool – having never used Twitter I didn’t realise there was such an abundance of design capabilities on the platform. It’s cool seeing famous companies like Technorati customising their pages. I like the Shirt Pizza design most.

  • http://drewneil.com Drew Neil

    Well I can’t draw, so a background featuring illustration is out of my reach!

    I’ve been experimenting with using text to draw people in to my collective nouns experiment – which is all about language, so it seems fitting. Check it out here: http://twitter.com/collectivenouns

  • http://vintagesoul.org Cheri

    These are way to cool. -drools at other people’s talent-

  • http://www.aledesign.it aledesign.it

    Fantastic!!!! I wanna try!!! Very cool backgrounds! Nice collections!

  • http://twitter.com/go_avi hanna

    I love them all <3 people are soooo creative *___*

    check out my twitter: http://twitter.com/go_avi

  • Adam Jessop

    Sheffield International Venues (A leisure venue company where I live!) have a nice one to reflect their current summer campaign.


  • http://www.leemaplesden.com Doubleolee

    Great list, thanks for the include!

    i agree with ‘web design news’ above, would be brilliant if you could center a twitter background

  • Gaks

    Nice List!! I luv all of them!!

    Check out mines here > http://twitter.com/gaksdesigns

  • ssn4k3

    Check this out:


  • http://www.submundos.com Riey
  • http://www.multidesign.com.mk multidesign
  • http://www.reefbeasties.com Suzy Walker

    Very Cool Twitter Backgrounds! Its a pity more people wont see them since so many people are using 3rd party apps and not going to twitter directly…

    check out mine and see what you think? http://twitter.com/scuba_suzy

  • http://www.elitestyles.co.uk Marek Holeszowski

    Thanks for putting me on the list :) Wooooo!

  • http://www.ree-she.com Rishi Luchun

    You forgot mine!!



  • http://www.patternhead.com Patternhead

    Some cool background. Thanks for sharing :D

  • http://www.littleboxofideas.com/blog/ Sneh

    Thanks for featuring both @LBOI and @starswelove

    Awesome round-up you have here!!

  • http://www.orphicpixel.com Mars

    those were a very nice background

  • http://www.transparentpixel.com.br Sergio Almeida

    Nice designs. I also made one by hand too: http://twitter.com/sadesigner

    Also, I created a tribute to Michael Jackson. “Who’s Bad Poster”: http://www.transparentpixel.com.br/tutorial/tutorial-1-whos-bad/

  • http://www.laberso.ru laberso

    My twi: http://twitter.com/laberso Old-school and creative :)

  • http://mrcave.com Mr. Cave

    My favorite is http://twitter.com/ridlo because of the easter-egg hiding on the far right side of the background image.

  • http://www.behance.net/azbeen aristotelis falegos

    may I point out that the background mr. Brian Sweeney is using is not an illustration by himself. Rather it is on of scott jacksons artworks (an illustrator from england)……
    you can see it here as well as more of his work http://www.iamscotty.com

  • http://www.dougbarba.com Doug Barba

    Great list. Some of these were my inspiration for the design of a great environmental twitter site… http://twitter.com/resourcecasella

    Yours is pretty funny Bryan Tamayo.

  • http://www,tmw.com.br Abner Rodrigues
  • http://www.personare.com.br Joana

    Really cool backgrounds, have to agree… Even though I missed mine in that list, I think it is very nice too: http://www.twitter.com/EquipePersonare – Check it out. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/sandropereira sandro pereira

    OK, but… what about MY background? #lol

  • http://www.gabrielscapin.com.br Gabriel Scapin
  • http://creative-city.ca Matt Bergmann

    Great list. Some very creative and talented designers.

    Check out Creative City on Twitter.


  • https://twitter.com/mateusbonini matt
  • Bad_Self

    It’s interesting how many “creatives” create the same look.

    That said, nice job Michael Parenteau.

  • http://superheroindustries.com Superhero Industries
  • http://www.revenuerobot.com revenue robot

    great collection with inspiring designs…! thanks

  • Tayane
  • http://cg-levelseven.blogspot.com C.G.

    The main problem I found with full backgrounds in Twitter, is that people with lower resolution screens don’t get to see them complete, or if they’re too small, they get “chopped” when viewed with higher resolution screens.

    Also, shameless plug to mine: http://twitter.com/rosecg

  • Iana

    Very interesting!
    My background is simple but is my face

  • Gabriel

    I think my company twitter should be in this list. See http://twitter.com/MinhasEconomias

  • Jessica

    This one is sexy.


  • http://www.twitter.com/kinho_kd Carlos Henrique
  • http://twitter.com/muereelkin El Pastor Culión

    Muy buenos, aunque me gusta mucho el mio.

    no hablo ingles asi que…..

  • mark

    Very cool!

    Check out mine…what do you think?


  • http://www.andysowards.com Andy Sowards

    Thanks for the mention! I am honored to be among such great designers!! I am a big fan of your site so Thank you!

    Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.twitter.com/caitescott Caite

    Seen quite a few of these before but I love @Riku and @ShirtPizza – I think there is a lot of scope for people to be creative with Twitter backgrounds – be even better if they made them scalable for different res monitors. I really enjoyed making mine http://twitter.com/caitescott

  • http://www.thehut.com Paul Bonner

    These are cool. Our designers are pretty good to, check out our background http://twitter.com/thehut_com

  • http://peekr.net Lil’ Peekr

    Awesome, thanks! I’m all about looking at custom Twitter backgrounds and there are a bunch here I haven’t seen yet… :-)

  • http://pqrdesigns.com/wordpress Pamela R.

    I have never beaten my own drum before but I do feature my illustrations right now on my current twitter page so here it is: perhaps you’ll like it ;-)

  • http://www.simonowendesign.co.uk Simon Owen Design
  • http://www.tkinnovation.com Thad

    Great compilation. Fun to see

  • http://www.sampeck.co.uk Sam

    Fantastic list well done, I’ve done one as well:

  • http://cahcepu.com Om Ipit

    AMAZING showcase…
    i think, the best background is no background :-) faster


  • http://www.twitter.com/ThatActress Heidi

    These are great! I’ve done a few myself:


    A lot of great creativity here.

  • http://coghillcartooning.com George Coghill

    I think Shirt Pizza’s background take the cake!

    Check out mine here: http://www.twitter.com/gcoghill

  • http://eveltdesign.com joel k.

    Andrew Murphy twitter says
    “That page doesn’t exist!”

  • paulp

    Check out the twitter page for Nike’s shoe recycling program, Nike Reuse-A-Shoe: http://www.twitter.com/nikeras. Really cool.

  • http://www.entropia.com.br/old Claudio Delamaer

    There are some great designs here! I like them.
    Here’s mine: http://twitter.com/mr_numbersix

    • http://www.entropia.com.br/old Claudio Delamare

      Oops! Bad typing :) is DELAMARE

  • http://www.twitter.com/gfxmaven gfxmaven

    Great site (regular reader here)… Thanks for including me in the list!

  • http://www.opalegraphic.com/graphic/blog Opalegraphic

    Great source of inspiration, thx !

    I really appreciate the differents styles that can be found : brushes, clean, funky, oldschool etc… Very nice !

    Check out mine : http://twitter.com/Opalegraphic

  • gilles

    hi all,
    this page doesnt load on my ms IE (no backgrounds).
    OK on firefox

    use of a crapy library?

  • gilles

    many of these backgrounds (with no blank right side) have a crapy look on my 1680×1050 lcd screen…
    like anousone, andy, american hell,…

    any universal solution ???

  • http://twitrounds.com twitter backgrounds

    Very cool collection of twitter backgrounds. I love seeing all the designs that people put together and get on their profiles. It’s really unique and fun to sink time.

  • http://www.leovictorio.com.br Leonardo Victório

    I’d like to share my twitter background.

    Just to explain the concept of the art:

    I live in Rio de Janeiro and the beaches here have a little animal that goes under the sand and hide from the waves and they call here “TATUÍ” and i made the “TATWITTER”.


    I hope you guys like.

  • Bon Appethink

    This one’s nice and funky-smart:


  • http://thedesignsuperhero.com/ aravind

    wow.. Great composition!
    Now I definitely need to redesign my twitter background!

  • R

    I see half of those twitter backgrounds are from vector stock stuff. Unoriginal and VERY amteurish.

  • http://www.webmasterdubai.com webmasterdubai

    check out mine http://twitter.com/umefarooq ppl will love it.

  • http://www.cssstyle.me Lars

    Thank you they are really great…
    Check out mine : http://www.twitter.com/cssstyle

  • http://www.stonecoldstuff.com/blog StoneCS

    Too cool! Actually saw a few I’m following. I’ll have to send them a link. I’m still pretty new to Photoshop, but I threw something together better than the twitter defaults.


  • http://www.TopEnergyClub.com Holli Diel

    So many great designs!
    Mines pretty kwel too….Peace…In Lak’ech

  • http://www.friendadderelite.com/twitter-friend-adder-elite.html Twitter Friend Adder

    These are great backgrounds. I think having a background makes your profile standout and makes people want to follow you. Thanks for posting these.

  • http://circleboxblog.com/ Callum Chapman

    Lovely list.. I need to create a background for my twitter account!

  • http://twitter.com/Marouanatix Dmarouane

    Wow ! Really beautiful !
    If you would, you can see my background ;) !

  • http://www.nobilityofequals.com nobilityofequals

    This is good:


  • http://www.serkangurkan.com Serkan

    Very Cool Twitters but wheres my Twitter :)

  • http://www.mp3vampires.com sek

    Why i can’t do like that.

  • http://mariuszciesla.com Mariusz

    Check this and tell me what you think, thanks! :)

  • http://www.silver-solutions.co.uk Anthony Woods

    Thanks for including me on the list Designer Depot, such a fan of your blog and to be mentioned is an honour. Awsome list of well designed twitter backgrounds shown on this list which should inspire people who yet don’t have a twitter background, to try their own creative juices in making one and if this article doesn’t do that, then something is seriously wrong ha ha.

    Again, Thanks.


  • Pete

    Nice list!

    Here’s another one that I personally like: http://www.twitter.com/gnobrand

  • http://www.aleloop.com Aleloop

    Some really nice backgrounds! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.nonsensesociety.com Chris Collins

    These are spectacular. Way to go creativity!

  • http://www.hbncdesign.com Charles

    Wanted t giv you heads up and a follow, matbe i can make the cut next time. Great site.


  • http://graphic-identity.blogspot.com A u d e e

    :D Thank you for featuring @graphicidentity to this mega list of twitter background illustrations.
    ….and…looks like there are more creatives to follow over here.

  • http://www.id8tion.com Sean Carter

    Dude!! Thank you very much for posting my twitter profile (http://www.twitter.com/carterartist) I came here to check out some of the art and find myself being highlighted. Thanks Again!!

  • http://www.sitesketch101.com Nicholas Z. Cardot

    Now I want to redesign my twitter background!

  • http://www.1stwebdesigner.com Dainis Graveris

    amazing to see what can be done just with one image – such creativity! nice inspiration.

  • http://www.nilros.fr Nilros


    Nice twitter Background :)

    I would like show you a twitter background of “blog du barbu”.

  • http://www.magiasebarbaridades.com Fabio Ciccone

    I’d like to share my own :)


  • http://www.abu-farhan.com Abu Farhan

    wow Beautiful background list

  • Mauricio

    Very Nice! :D

    Look my too xD

  • http://twitter.com/airpoint Airpoint

    anybody comments on this one: http://twitter.com/concentrating
    just finished, now it’s ok imo, but curious how it gonna look in the morning lol

  • http://MustHaveMenus.com erin

    Thanks for featuring @musthavemenus! We’re pretty proud of it :)

  • http://spaksu.com Spaksu
  • http://marielydelrey.com/blog Mariely

    Great backgrounds! I’m inspired now. =)


  • http://undershock.blogspot.com Eduardo
  • Jana

    Great list!!
    Two others that I think are pretty nice are these:

    Funny fried twitter birds:

    Awesome pixel art style:

  • http://webstudiomix.com.br/diego/ diego souza

    very good, look the my background


  • http://www.peachpops.com Melissa

    Thank-you for including our Twitter page @peachpops in your list! We’re very honored to be included among such awesome talent. :-)

  • http://www.twitter.com/marcelogs Marcelo

    awesome backgrounds, check mine



    V Cool! I have something similar too! @RUGRLN – http://www.twitter.com/rugrln/

  • http://michaelparenteau.com Michael Parenteau

    Thank you for sharing my background here. It is a drawing I did and was just really fun. The image quality isn’t really as clean as the drawing I did… I will probably update it to look better, and maybe even use a different drawing to change it up a bit! Thanks again! I love this website!!!

  • http://www.getnorthern.co.uk getnorthern
  • http://www.ranielle.hd1.com.br Ranielle Montanini

    Backgrounds Very Cool…

    Visit my Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ranymontanini

  • http://www.itvibes.com itvibes.com

    Nice list and great work on the backgrounds.

    Backgrounds we designed for few profiles:


    We did it many times. We can do it again for you!


  • http://www.thonyconde.com Thony Conde
  • http://laprensagrafica.com JCDESIGNER

    Hey, look at mine.


  • John Besler

    By far the best background >>>>


  • http://www.stylestickers.net Lori Triba

    Great idea to showcase these!!!

    Please add mine to Round Two! ~

    http://www.twitter.com/seekzpeace *AND*

    I am a graphic designer, so my designs are completely original!


    ~ Lori Triba aka Seekzpeace / StyleStickers

  • http://www.jsjcreations.com JanSx

    Some truly wonderful designs here. Please check out mine http://www.twitter.com/jsgcreations or http://www.twitter.com/jansx

  • http://lucasaroundtheworld.blogspot.com Sarah

    Cool. Yahoo could have done better though


  • http://www.twitter.com/zombies_robots Zombies and Robots
  • Daniela

    so many cute designs…


  • http://onlinenetmoney.com nagaraj

    Nice backgrounds.. anyone says where to get such a nice backgrounds for free??

  • http://www.layoutsfactory.com LayoutsFactory

    Very nice collection of backgrounds. I also like to design backgrounds.

  • http://www.holeycoww.co.uk holeycoww

    Wow ive only just noticed i was included on this. Thanks so much!

  • http://killertweets.com Killer Tweet

    Thanks for including several of our backgrounds in the list! Many thanks. :-)

  • Evko

    hey hey! look at mine pls
    resolution: 1680×1050 (1280×960) or higher

  • http://www.srizzil.com Marc

    Some really nice ones there:

    Check out mine :D


  • http://nanuki.deviantart.com/ Noha Hesham

    check mine too , its really nice :) http://twitter.com/Nanuuki

  • http://www.smashingbuzz.com Smashing Buzz

    excellent twitter backgrounds for web designer inspirations, really like most of these listed backgrounds. thanks

  • http://www.innerclick.com Innerclick

    This is a very nice background there was some thohgt in it.

  • http://www.innerclick.com Innerclick

    This is a very nice background there was some though in it http:twitter.com/innerclick

  • http://ehmad11.blogspot.com/ Ehmad11

    Most of these creative design doesn’t look ny gud on most of common screen resolutions like 1024*780 . However thanks for such nice post.


  • http://www.konchukos.com/ Jhonatan Acuña
  • http://www.mxky.com Infographiste

    That a great list of very inspiring background. Thanks for sharing :)

  • http://www.webdesign-gm.co.uk Website design bristol

    theyd look good on anybodies Twitter space thanks

  • http://r7.com/rosana Rosana Hermann
  • http://twitter.com/collin248 fish

    great list you got here. I’m tempted to go work on my background right now. How cool would it be to end up on your guys list here.

  • http://www.safakara.com Safa Kara

    Great & Creative designs

  • http://pablodelriob.site11.com Pablo del Rio

    Super cool and Nice backgrounds!! Check my twitter:

  • http://odevlik.net ödev indir

    Super cool and Nice backgrounds!!

  • http://www.sanalsirket.com sanal şirket


  • http://twitter.com/top5record Maruu

    This is GREATS! thanks! ♥
    Esto es genial! Gracias! ♥

  • http://www.webseobg.com/blog Radoslav

    awesome backgrounds, thanks for sharing here

  • PixMan

    Nice collection!… BTW, check my own twitter! http://twitter.com/pixmaniaco

  • http://www.voltagenewmedia.com matt magi

    Some very cool ideas there, might have to spice mine up a bit but I still like it: http://twitter.com/voltagenewmedia

  • http://www.innerclick.com Innerclick

    You have found a lot of great looking backgrounds tell me that you think should I update or make a new background. http://twitter.com/innerclick

  • http://www.ontarioelevator.com/ jeff

    could use these when I go to make my twitter site. thanks

  • http://www.dvirreznik.com Dvir Reznik

    Thanks for compiling this – some brilliant examples!!
    It also helped me make the case to change our twitter background.. ;-)
    Feedback is always welcome: http://twitter.com/inkod

  • http://viuu.co.uk TwitterBackgrounds

    Great roundup :) It gave me the idea to maybe also do an illustration section on our Twitter backgrounds website http://viuu.co.uk . Those backgrounds you’ve selected are really nice. I didn’t think that I would like fully illustrated backgrounds but they look great. Thanks for sharing.

  • http://wildgames.es kyoshin
  • http://www.argeseajans.com Matbaa

    Very beautiful

  • http://twitter.com./qutequte kelly

    Very nice list here which I found while looking for some design inspiration! :-)

  • http://www.kialna.nl Sharon

    Nice collection, I did something with my page aswell:

  • http://www.jpoplive.com/ JPop

    Woow!! I really love all these Twitter themes! There are so gorgeous :D

  • http://www.aubuzz.com saurav

    very nice collection of themes…!!!

  • http://www.fptservice.com/ adsl fpt

    Very nice background but it will cost a day to complete this illustrator background:D

  • http://www.norahhollowayinteriors.com Norah Holloway

    Some of these are so cool, I NOW have to get my own customized, tired of the standard look and 6 or so choices twitter gave you. I always wondered how it was done. Thanks.