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18/02/2011 Doodle Art

Posted by Funky Business at 17:35
Feb 182011

There’s this brand that has kept its clean homepage unaltered for years, but redesigned its logo whenever felt like celebrating a holiday. And only last year, there were over 270 occasions worthy of Google’s celebration.

It all started back in 1998, when founders Larry and Sergey thought of a fun way of letting the Google users know that they were ‘out of office’ to attend a festival (read more about the doodles’ history here).

Today, the doodles are yet another mark of the brand’s creative spirit and an integrated part of the Google experience, but also a great way of spreading the word about unique holidays celebrated all over the world. Here is a small selection of our favorite doodles from this year and 2010. Browse the whole collection on google.com/logos.

Dec 23, 2010 – Happy holidays from Google

Jul 20, 2010 – Nam June Paik (Korea)

Jan 14, 2011 – Festival of Kites (India)

Feb 11, 2011 – Thomas Edison’s Birthday

Jan 10, 2011 – Coming of Age Day (Japan)

Sep 15, 2010 – Agatha Christie’s 120th Birthday

Oct 31, 2010 – 2500 years from the first Marathon

Dec  1, 2010 – Romania National Day 🙂

Oct 09, 2010 – John Lennon’s 70th Birthday. Courtesy of Yoko Ono Lennon/Bag One Arts, Inc.
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