Doodle 4 Google: Creativity at it’s best

Google has had a long history of interesting and sometimes funny ‘Doodles’ i.e. innovative and artistic ways of displaying the Google logo on their search home page. People who have read ‘The Google Story’ may recall that the idea started from the logos for the ‘Burning Man’ festival on their home page many many years ago, when Google had just started out as a company. Through these drawings they not only celebrate the birthdays of famous people, but also commemorate important events in history. I’ve always loved them and have waited to see what they would churn out for a special day or an event; and I know I’m not in a minority here.

They recently conducted the ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition, where school children from various countries got a chance to design these Doodles and win various prizes apart from an opportunity to see their Doodle displayed on the Google search home page for an entire day. This competition was also run here in India. Some of you may know about this already, but for those who don’t, do check out the entries of the finalists. Some of them are simply mind-blowing and they give us an idea how imaginative and creative school children can be!

You can read more on Dennis Hwang, the man behind the Google Doodles. There are also some related YouTube videos.

Time lapse video of Google Doodle creation by Dennis Hwang –

Doodle 4 Google: Doodlers in Action –

Doodle 4 Google Awards Ceremony –

This is probably the most lovely and intuitive doodle animation ever created by Google –

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8 thoughts on “Doodle 4 Google: Creativity at it’s best

  1. I totally agree with you. Thats an awesome amount of talent amongst school children today. Had a great time seeing all the doodles and the ideas behind each :). thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. @Ashish: Glad you liked them!

    @Priyanka: Yes the ideas blew me away too! It was a great initiative by Google and judging by the videos it looks as if the kids really had a gala time 🙂

  3. Hey……. From where did you get such a brilliant stuff to post on your blog man!!!! Seriously all the videos are very nice…..

  4. Thanks Ketaki 🙂 Well.. a friend of mine had sent me a mail about these ‘Doodles’ sometime back and I was so fascinated by them that I read more about them and looked for related videos on YouTube.. and then thought of sharing it all with a larger audience here on my blog! I’m glad you liked them!

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