Last Updated on July 24, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar
Many a times, we see that Google has made changes to its logo to mark a special occasion. You might have seen one today, honouring Maria Sybilla Merian. They transform their logo and make it related to the occasion. Welcome to the world of Google Doodles. Doodles are basically works of art that Google uses to commemorate special events like anniversaries, historical events etc.
So how did it all started? It all started in 1998, when the founders of Google Larry Page and Sergey Bin toyed around with the classic Google logo. They inserted an element of the Burning Man festival in the Neveda desert, which apparently they were going to visit that day. By 2000, the idea of doodle was taken seriously by Google.
Now, a dedicated team, known as ‘doodlers’ are responsible for the creation of Google Doodles that we see on various occasions. For more on the origin and initial stages of Google Doodles, check this out.
Sometimes, the logos are just like plain old images. When you hover your mouse over the logo, it will tell what the Doodle is related to. But on certain occasions, Google has made interactive Doodles. Once, famously, Google put up a Pac man game as a doodle! Another notable interactive doodle was the ‘bucky-ball’ doodle. You can find more on animated and interactive Google Doodles here.
You can contribute too!
Google launched the ‘Doodle4Google’ competition, where children could participate and submit their own doodle! The Indian version of this competition was started in 2009. For more details on the Doodle4Google, India competition, visit this page. You will find all details related to the contest, the previous winners, terms and conditions etc.
You may also check this link for the entire gallery of Google Doodles created till date.
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I am Vishnu Nambiar a career and educational blogger from India. I am also a full time educational consultant having more than 12 years of experience in the educational sector.
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