Google’s 2010 Holiday Logo: From St. Basil’s Cathedral To Chili Pepper

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Google has posted its 2010 Christmas holiday logo. It may be the best yet!

A Holiday Card From Google by the Wall Street Journal has a detailed article on what went into the logo. Google reportedly started working on this logo back in July, spending 250 man hours between five different “doodle” designers to create the 17 interactive images that make up this year’s Google holiday logo.

The 17 portraits lead to the following search queries on Google:

  1. St. Basil’s Cathedral
  2. Acropolis
  3. Buche de Noel
  4. pierogi
  5. Great Wall of China
  6. Mt. Fuji
  7. Indian dance styles
  8. Sahara desert
  9. chili pepper
  10. oud
  11. Sydney Harbour
  12. Venice gondolas
  13. Nepal
  14. Chilean vineyards
  15. African kanga
  16. Henna lamp
  17. Up on the housetop

The logo went live today at 9am EST and will remain on Google for two and half days. Michael Lopez, Google’s Chief Doodler said, “We want to end the year with a bang.” The 17 interactive portraits displayed in the holiday logo represent holiday scenes from around the world. Google originally planned to introduce each portrait individually over the course of the 2.5 days that the logo is to be displayed, but Google’s executives decided they all needed to be displayed at once.

Here is a video demo of the logo:

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Postscript: Also see Santa Pegman Comes To Google Maps.

Postscript #2: If you want to see the other logos from other search engines like Yahoo, Bing and Ask, check it out at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos

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