Google’s Happy Holidays Logo Number Three: Same Theme Again, But With Snow Cabin Feel

holiday-series-2013-3-4504416610680832-hp We have been covering the Google Happy Holidays logos from Christmas eve to Christmas day and now, the day after Christmas - also Kwanzaa. Today, Google went with a wintery, snow cabin look, for there holiday logo. Here is the Google logo today: Yesterday, Christmas Day was this: On Christmas eve, the logo looked like this: In case you missed yesterday’s Google logo story, here’s a quick recap of Google holiday logos for the last five years: Google 2012 Holiday Logo: Google 2011 Holiday Logo: Google 2010 Holiday Logo: Google 2009 Holiday Logo: Goo [...]


Happy Holidays Google Logo Day Two: Same Theme, But With An Urban-Inspired Illustration

Google Logo December 25 2013 Today's Christmas Day Google logo looks similar to yesterday's logo, with the same layout and border; but, includes artwork inspired by a more urban scene compared to yesterday's horse-drawn sled. The logo includes an illustrated image of a city block complete with lighted buildings, cars, a bus, and Christmas tree, with Google listed in its trademark colors underneath the oval snapshot. Same as yesterday, clicking the logo delivers results for the search phrase 'Happy Holidays'. In case you missed yesterday's Google logo story, here's a quick recap of Google holiday logos for the last f [...]


Happy Holidays From Google On Christmas Eve: A Recap Of Google Holiday Logos Since 2008

Google Happy Holidays logo 2013 Today's Google logo includes a Happy Holidays greeting in time for Christmas Eve. Using a simple holiday portrait of a horse-drawn sled riding through the snow, the logo serves up results for the search phrase 'Happy Holidays'. This year's logo is a much more "classic" holiday-styled image compared to last year's festive logo with lots of color and marching toys. Compare for yourself with our recap of Google holiday logos during the last five years; you can find out more about the logos by clicking on the individual images. Google 2012 Holiday Logo: Google 2011 Holiday Logo: G [...]


Crossword Inventor Arthur Wynne Behind Google Logo Marking 100th Anniversary Of The Crossword Puzzle

Google crossword logo Today's Google Crossword puzzle logo may not have made it in time for crossword puzzle fanatics on the East coast to enjoy with their morning coffee, but it's up now and will keep many cruciverbalists busy for the afternoon. Celebrating tomorrow's 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle, Google's interactive logo offers players a digital crossword puzzle along with Google+, Facebook and Twitter icons to share the logo and #GoogleCrossword hashtag on their social networks. Clicking the search icon delivers a results page for "Crossword inventor" with Arthur Wynne at the top of the searc [...]


Grace Hopper Honored With Google Logo To Mark The Computer Scientist’s 107th Birthday

Grace Hopper Google Logo Not only a pioneer in the field of computer programming, Grace Hopper was the oldest active-duty commissioned officer in the US Navy at the time of her retirement. While serving in the Navy Reserves, Hopper was one of the original programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and is credited with developing the first compiler for a computer programming language. Hopper's accomplishments include working on the programming language that would eventually lead to the development COBOL. Google's logo in honor of Grace Hopper shows the computer scientist at work on the Harvard Mark I computer, progr [...]


Maria Callas Gets A Google Logo To Celebrate The Opera Singer’s 90th Birthday

Maria Callas Today's Google logo honors opera great Maria Callas on what would have been the singer's 90th birthday. Born Sophia Cecelia Kalos in New York City on this date in 1923, Maria Callas was a Greek soprano who would become one of the most celebrated opera singers of her time. Along with her mother and sister, Callas moved to Greece as a child following her mother and father's split. She began her musical education in Athens, and would go on to study under Elvira de Hidalgo at the Athens Conservatoire, honing her talents as a Bel Canto performer. Callas would have more than 50 opera performance [...]


A Round Up Of Today’s Thanksgiving Themed Search Engine Homepages & Logos

Google Thanksgiving logo 2013 While's Google's Thanksgiving Day logo may have the best music, it's not the only site to celebrate the holiday. Here's a quick round up of Thanksgiving themed homepages and logos from a few popular search engines: Bing's Homepage: Yahoo Thanksgiving Logo: Ask.com: Dogpile: Google's Homepage and Video of Its Thanksgiving Day Song: [youtube width="560" height="315"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGspoOoK69s#t=40[/youtube] [...]


Thanksgiving 2013 Google Logo Wishes Everyone A Happy Holiday With Banjo Music & Dancing Animals

Google Thanksgiving logo 2013 To celebrate the holiday, today's Google homepage includes a Thanksgiving themed logo complete with a banjo-playing fox, a dancing turkey and slew of forest animals building their very own vegetarian holiday meal. Clicking the play button in the middle of the logo starts a brief interactive image of forest creatures scrambling through the woods, each carrying a portion of their Thanksgiving day feast. Banjo music plays as the animals collect pies, an ear of corn, squash and a pumpkin. Midway through, the music halts just before the fox delivers a banjo solo while the racoons, mice, turke [...]


Doctor Who Gets A Google Logo & Video Game For Its 50th Birthday

Google logo Dr. Who Google is celebrating the 50th birthday of the BBC's Doctor Who series early, with a global release of a Doctor Who-themed Google logo and game on its homepage today. The actual anniversary of the show is tomorrow, November 23, but Google has already started rolling out the tribute logo and video game on a number of its international homepages. It's not up on Google US yet, and we've asked Google about this. But, as today is also the 50th anniversary of the death of US President John F. Kennedy, we suspect Google decided not to run the logo in the US today. Likely, it will appear tomorrow. [...]


Veterans Day Google Logo Commemorates Holiday With A Portrait Of A Veterans Day Parade & Float

Google Logo Veterans snapshot Today's Google Logo commemorates Veterans Day with a portrait-styled image featuring soldiers atop a red, white and blue parade float. In the painting, parade onlookers watch a Veterans Day float with a prominently displayed American flag and a collection of men in uniform. Google's letters have been painted in red, white and blue stripes as well. In November of 1919, President Wilson declared November 11 Armistice Day, a national holiday dedicated to those who gave their life in World War I. According to the Veterans Affairs website, Wilson proclaimed: To us in America the reflections of [...]


Hermann Rorschach Inkblot Inspired Google Logo Lets Users Share What They See

Hermann Rorschach Today's Google logo is inspired by Hermann Rorschach's famous inkblot test on the anniversary of the Freudian psychologist's 129th birthday. The Rorschach Inkblot test is a psychoanalysis process where patients are shown ten different inkblot paintings and report what they see in the images. The goal of the test is to gain insight into unconscious portions of a patient's personality projected onto the inkblots. The Google logo is framed from the eye of the user holding an inkblot image, with a psychoanalyst sitting to the left, waiting to record answers. The Google letters are arranged in [...]


Raymond Loewy, Father Of Industrial Design, Gets Streamlined Google Logo For His 120th Birthday

RaymondLoewy Today's Google logo marks the 120th birthday of Raymond Loewy, the Father of Industrial Design. The logo highlights the industrial designer's work for Pennsylvania Railroad, where he designed a number of locomotives. While Loewy did not design the GG1 locomotive, he did create the streamlined, welded construction used on it and many future locomotives. It is this smooth design that Google has featured to blend with its own name. Loewy began his career in 1928, designing the shell of the Gestetner mimeograph machine, a design that would last for 40 years. While working for Pennsylvania Ra [...]


Shakuntala Devi, AKA The “Human Computer,” Honored With Google Logo To Mark Her 84th Birthday

shakuntala Quick, without Googling the answer or using a calculator -- what is the cube root of 188,132,517? Did you get it 546,372,891? In 1977, Shakuntala Devi was able to solve this problem faster than a computer. The Indian born math prodigy's astounding capacity to calculate complex numerical expressions in record time won her a spot in the 1982 Guinness Book of World Records, as well as a Google logo in her honor today. As a child, Shakuntala's arithmetic and memorization skills were quickly identified by her father. She would grow up demonstrating her keen math talents around the world, gain [...]


Google Logo Dressed Up As A Halloween Witch Today

Google Witch To celebrate the spookiest of all holidays today, Google has replaced its logo with an interactive image of a Halloween witch browsing her book of spells. By clicking the play button on the logo, the book transforms into a caldron and users are prompted to select a bone, potion, skeleton or apple to add to the witch's brew. After choosing two items, users are offered a series of Halloween games, including: a monster-hand version of whack-a-mole, Three-card Monte with coffins, lighting pumpkins, finding green goblins in a darkened forest, moving howling ghosts toward a full moon or knocking [...]


Edith Head Gets Her Own Google Logo Celebrating Her Career As One Of Hollywood’s Most Famous Designers

Edith Head Today's Google logo celebrates the triumphant career of Hollywood costume designer Edith Head on the occasion of her 116th birthday. Born Edith Posener in San Bernardino, California, Head would catch her first big break as a Paramount Pictures costume sketch artist in 1924 after working as an art teacher at Bishop's School in La Jolla. The logo places Edith Head front and center of her more famous costume creations, starting with a dress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the film A Place in the Sun. The second dress in the logo is the iconic red velvet dress trimmed in white fur worn by Rosemary [...]


Google Logo Doubles As Parachute Game Before Answering The Question: When Was The First Parachute Jump?

Google Parachute Logo1 The Google logo team has been busier than usual this week. After celebrating salsa singer Celia Cruz yesterday, today's Google logo includes an interactive image to mark the first parachute jump. Performed by Andre-Jacque Garnerin on October 22, 1797, the jump occurred 216 years ago at Parc Monceau in Paris from a descent of approximately 3,000 meters out of a hydrogen balloon. Two years after his historical parachute jump, Garnerin's future wife Jeanne Genevieve Labrosse would become the first female parachutist. The logo includes an interactive game that lets users shift the parachute' [...]


Google Logo Celebrates Salsa Singer Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz Google Logo Today's Google logo remembers salsa singer Celia Cruz on what would have been the artist's 88th birthday. Cruz began her career singing lead vocals for the famous Cuban orchestra Sonora Matancera in 1950. Born in Havanna, Cuba, Cruz and her husband Pedro Knight became a citizen of the United States in 1959 after Castro took control of Cuba. Cruz recorded eight albums for Tico Records, before recording the more famous record Celia y Johnny with Johnny Pacheco in 1974 for Vaya Records label. While  with Vaya, Cruz and pianist Larry Harlow performed at New York City's Carnegie Hall. After [...]


Yosemite National Park Gets A Google Logo To Mark Its 123rd Birthday

123rd-anniversary-of-yosemite-national-park Today's Google logo celebrates the Yosemite National Park, which congress established as a national park on this date in 1890. The logo includes a collection of badges with "Google" front and center on a yellow badge featuring the park's famous Half Dome Mountain. A John Muir Trail (JMT) badge is included along with others to highlight park activities like rock climbing and camping. With the Lincoln land grant in 1864 to preserve the area, the Yosemite Grant was the first time the US federal government designated an area of land to be preserved for public use. As a result of the combined [...]


Google Celebrates 15th Birthday With #GoogleBirthday Piñata Logo & Game

balloons-featured The world's most popular search engine turns 15 years old today. Started in 1998 by Stanford PhD students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google has grown to be the leader in search, owning more than 70 percent of the worldwide desktop search market share. To celebrate its 15th birthday, today's Google logo is an interactive piñata game. By clicking the arrow on the birthday cake in the middle of the logo, users are instructed to hit their space bar to start the game. With 10 swipes at a star-shaped piñata, players collect points based on the number of candies they can make drop while a music [...]


Official: Google Rolling Out App Launcher, Flat Logo

google-app-launcher-box The testing is over. Google has confirmed its plans to add a new app launcher to the main Google navigation bar that will give users quicker access to other Google products. It's the same grid-style app launcher that many users will already recognize from Android devices and Chromebook computers. Google has been testing this nav launcher since February, if not earlier. Here are screenshots provided by Google: Also announced today is a very slight change to Google's logo. It's hard to notice in the image above, but the logo is flatter (the hot thing in design at the moment) and [...]


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