Google’s Interactive “Happy Halloween” Logo For 2012

It’s Halloween, and Google’s got a special logo to celebrate the day. Click away to reveal ghosts of the not-so-scary kind to spell out Google!

At first the logo looks kind of sad, just a deserted street scene:

 But as you click on the various doors, ghosts are revealed that begin to spell the Google logo:

Eventually, you can spell out the entire name “Google” in ghosts, by clicking on doors:

If the noise bothers you, click on the mute button by the tree in the lower right corner.

When you’ve opened all the doors, a black cat appears from the trash cans on the left slide. Click, and the cat jumps out to run across the screen, making all the ghost disappear and bringing up Google’s search results for “Happy Halloween!”

Here’s our video of the logo in action:

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Over at Bing, by the way, there’s a scary haunted mansion:

Be sure to wait a moment, and you’ll see ghosts appear under the tree and fade, while another walks past the main window.

Also see our related stories today, For Halloween, Google Makes Bats Appear For Horror Movie Searches and Facebook Update Status Box Now Prompting Users With Halloween-Related Questions.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Logos


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  • KeepBiking

    Slick – except on iPhones and iPads – where it’s just one static image

  • The Omega Man

    And the skeleton dances!

  • Riddhi Dipan Dasgupta

    If I remember correctly even the crow had a use ^_^

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