Bower is made by lots of people across the globe, contributions large and small. Be a part of it.

Bower was created at Twitter by @fat and @maccman, originally released as part of Twitter’s open source effort in 2012. Since its release, numerous individuals have made contributions. Bower is a team effort.


Help make Bower better. We welcome contributions of all kinds. Please take a moment to review the guidelines for contributing.


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  • #bower on Freenode


Bower is Bower with a capital B.

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The Bower logo was designed by Dave DeSandro and Isaac Durazo. It illustrates a flame bowerbird performing its sultry mating dance.


Bower t-shirts are available on Cotton Bureau. T-shirts get printed every couple of months.

Bower shirts

Bower stickers are available on Unixstickers.

Bower stickers


Dark brown #543729 Red #EF5734 Gold #FFCC2F Green #2BAF2B Blue #00ACEE Light gray #CECECE

The bowerbird

Bower is named after the bowerbird, a family of birds where males build a structure [the bower] and decorate it with sticks and brightly coloured objects in an attempt to attract a mate. Bower does just that. Bower brings together bits and pieces from across the forest so you can build your structure.