Remember those amazing Google Doodles that take the internet by storm every single time they are published to honour a person or an event? These fabulous pieces of art are made with a lot of hard work. But who creates them?
Long ago, in August 1988, the founders of Google – Larry Page and Sergey Bin gave birth to the concept of the doodle. This was a week before they incorporated the now famous company. According to Google, ‘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.”‘
In 2000, they asked an intern to create a doodle for Bastille Day. This intern, who is now a webmaster in Google was named Dennis Hwang. Impressed by the doodle Hwang created and how well the users received it, this became a kind of tradition that is followed even today.
Today, Google has a separate team of illustrators for the doodles and they brainstorm before designing every doodle. They call them as ‘doodlers’. Over 2000 doodles have been created so far!
Last year Google held a Doodle For Google contest in the United States where people could send in their doodles.
Google’s Halloween Doodle, 2017:
If you want to send an idea to Google for its doodles, you can do so by sending them an email at [email protected]
If you are a fan of the doodles, you can visit the doodles archive here : Google Doodle Archive.
Preview Photo : www.google.com/doodles