DOODLE FOR GOOGLE 2013 AMERICAN
Google unveils latest doodle: 20th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit
Google has unveiled its latest “doodle” on its homepage, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Wallace and Gromit.
When users click on the Google logo, they are directed to a results page featuring the Aardman Animations characters created by Nick Park.
The characters Wallace and Gromit have become two of the most recognisable faces of modern British culture. They first appeared in A Grand Day Out 20 years ago, a 30-minute film where the pair travel to the moon to obtain cheese, Wallace’s favourite food.
The pair have starred in a number of 30-minute films since, including The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death, and one feature-length film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, which won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.
The homage to the characters is just the latest in a long line of Google doodles. Most recently, for Halloween, users were treated to a series of Hallowe’en 2009-themed images.
The 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing of 1969, and the 50th of James Watson and Francis Crick’s discovery of the shape of DNA, are among other events marked by the “Google Doodle”.
As I’m a Google lover and I really like their Doodle for Google idea I’ve decided to get some cool samples of the Doodles to show here to you. The official Google logo was designed by Ruth Kedar and it is well known to all users. The logo became so familiar that Google visitors and also some designers started sending drawings and ideas for Google to apply to the their logo. The idea to keep constantly changing the logo was so good that they have already a huge amount of doodles at the Holidays Logos page to show. Personally I really would like to have the talent to produce a doodle, but while I can’t, here some of the best already produced.
I had a lot of fun working on this doodle and wanted to share a scrapbook-esque look at some of the development sketches that went into making it. As you can see, a good deal of thought can go into even the simplest of illustrations!
Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists.
How did the idea for doodles originate?
In 1998, before the company was even incorporated, the concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. They placed a stick figure drawing behind the 2nd “o” in the word, Google, and the revised logo was intended as a comical message to Google users that the founders were “out of office.” While the first doodle was relatively simple, the idea of decorating the company logo to celebrate notable events was born.
Two years later in 2000, Larry and Sergey asked current webmaster Dennis Hwang, an intern at the time, to produce a doodle for Bastille Day. It was so well received by our users that Dennis was appointed Google’s chief doodler and doodles started showing up more and more regularly on the Google homepage. In the beginning, the doodles mostly celebrated familiar holidays; nowadays, they highlight a wide array of events and anniversaries from the Birthday of John James Audubon to the Ice Cream Sundae.
Over time, the demand for doodles has risen in the U.S. and internationally. Creating doodles is now the responsibility of a team of talented illlustrators (we call them doodlers) and engineers. For them, creating doodles has become a group effort to enliven the Google homepage and bring smiles to the faces of Google users around the world.
How many doodles has Google done over the years?
The team has created over 1000 doodles for our homepages around the world.
Who chooses what doodles will be created and how do you decide which events will receive doodles?
A group of Googlers get together regularly to brainstorm and decide which events will be celebrated with a doodle. The ideas for the doodles come from numerous sources including Googlers and Google users. The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries that reflect Google’s personality and love for innovation.
Who designs the doodles?
There is a team of illustrators (we call them doodlers) and engineers that are behind each and every doodle you see.
How can Google users/the public submit ideas for doodles?
The doodle team is always excited to hear ideas from users – they can email firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas for the next Google doodle. The team receives hundreds of requests every day so we unfortunately can’t respond to everyone. But rest assured that we’re reading them
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Post date : November 9th, 2011 05:35 AM | Update date : January 11th, 2013 11:23 AM