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 –