“Google Doodle” Google’s special logo

Posted by Diya on June 9, 2011 in Google,Interestingness

My day usually starts with opening web browser with default home page as google. Google likes to give us a new logo known as doodle quite often and when sometimes I like the logo , I hover my mouse over it to get the details about it.

What is a Doodle anyway?
Doodles are known as decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries , and the lives of famous artists and scientists. It started way back in 1998 when google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in Nevada desert. Till now google has released 300 google for U.S and 700 internationally.
Google doodles have made searching on google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. Google know that many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new dodle and some even collect them.

Designers
Google has a team of designers who make these google logo designs that you see on google.com
Google also organizes competition like google4doodle where it invites kids from k-12 to create their own logos and participate in google logo design contest. If have a hidden designer inside you and have a great idea for logo, go ahead make your own google logo and share it with google’s designing team. Google fans who have designed google logo using any google logo maker can email it to proposals@google.com.

Who decides the winner of doodle  competition?
Google invites guest judges like Jim Davis ( Creator of Garfield comic strip), Evan lysacek (Gold Medalist & World Champion, Ice Skating) , Michael Phelps (Gold Medalist & World Champion, Swimming), Nicole Stott(NASA Astronaut),Beverly Cleary (Author, Children’s Books) and many other prominent guests.

Below is the list of few google logos which I found interesting.

May 25, 2011

Jordan Independence Day – (Jordan)
Google has many times dedicated its home page to independence day of many countries.Below is the latest one in the series.

jordan logo

May 20, 2011

Doodle4Google US Winner – (US)
This logo was designed by Matteo Lopez who was the winner of Doodle 4 Google 2011, a competition where google invited K-12 students(U.S) to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign Google’s homepage logo for millions to see.

logo winner

May 11 2001

Martha Graham’s 117th Birthday. This was animated by Ryan Woodward, choreographed by Janet Eilber and danced by Blakeley White-Mc-Guire (Global)

martha graham logo

May08 2011

Mother’s Day (Selected Countries)

mothers day

Feb 19, 2011
Start of Cricket World Cup 2011 – (Selected Countries)

cricket world cup
Nov 27, 2010
Bruce Lee’s 70th Birthday – (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan)

google brucelle logo

 

Nov 14, 2010

D4G India Winner / Children’s Day – (India)

childrens day india

Nov 08, 2010

Discovery of X-Rays – (Global)

xray logo

Oct 31, 2010

Happy Halloween – Part 5 – (Selected Countries)

happy halloween

Sep 30, 2010

50th Anniversary of the Flintstones – (Global)

google flintstones

Sep 04, 2010

25th Anniversary of Buckyball – (Global)

buckyball

May 21, 2010
PAC-MAN’s 30th Anniversary Doodle – PAC-MAN™  – Global

google pacman logo

Apr 24, 2010

Hubble Space Telescope’s 20th Anniversary – (Global)

google hubble logo

Apr 12, 2011
50th Anniversary of the First Man in Space – (Global)

first man in space

Apr 01, 2010

April Fools! – (US)

april fool

Nov 13, 2009
NASA finds water on the moon – (Global)

google nasa logo

Today google also launched a doodle with an animated guitar which user can play and record their own music.

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