Google Honors Nelson Mandela With Doodle On His 96th Birthday

google-nelson-mandela-logo Google is remembering and honoring the late Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5, 2013. His birthday is today, the first birthday after his death, and to honor Nelson Mandela, Google has a special Google Doodle. The Doodle is a video showcasing some of what he believed in and contributed to the world. Here is a video capture of the Doodle: Google Doodler, Katy Wu, helped design and come up with the concept behind this Doodle. She told her story about the Doodle explaining: Something that stood out to me about Nelson Mandela was his eloquent way with words. I thought his w [...]

Google Posts 63 World Cup Logos Since Start Of Tournament – Here Are 10 Worth A Second Look

Google logo world cup 2014 The Google Doodle team outdid itself during this year's World Cup, posting a total of 63 World Cup inspired Google logos from the start of the tournament until yesterday's final game. To kick-off the FIFA 2014 World Cup, Google posted the above image of Rio De Janerio on its global homepage on June 12. The animated illustration included the World Cup host city landscape, along with cable cars traveling up to Sugarloaf Mountain, and Brazil's famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Many of Google's World Cup logos were game-specific like this one posted on June 16 for the United States vers [...]

Independence Day USA Google Logo Delivers An Animated Short Set To “Stars & Stripes Forever”

July 4 2014 Google Logo Today's Google logo marks the July 4th holiday with an animated short of a marching band performing John Philip Sousa's patriotic "Stars and Stripes Forever." The logo was designed by Google Doodler Betsy Bauer, with art direction mimicking the classic 1950s cartoons created by the UPA Animation Studio - the same studio that gave us the Mr. Magoo cartoon series. Bauer says she wanted to make sure the logo's "story" felt sweet and and sincere, but still celebrated Independence Day. "When I was a toddler, my dad was a high school band director and baritone player in a couple of communit [...]

World Cup 2014 Google Logo: Day 5 Goes To The Fans

World Cup #12 Google logo Today's Google logo is another to celebrate the FIFA 2014 World Cup. It is the fifth in a series of World Cup logos Google has posted since the first one last week to mark the tournament's kick-off. "The football/soccer craze is making waves for...just about everyone," writes Google on its Google Doodle website to explain the animated illustration that includes letters as World Cup fans, all doing the wave, except the "l" in Google. He (or she?) apparently is more  of a book reader. With nearly a month to go until the World Cup's final matches, the Google Doodle team has their work [...]

World Cup 2014 Google Logo Gets Father’s Day Treatment On Day #4

Google Fathers day world cup logo 2014 Today's Google logo continues the site's celebration of the World Cup with a Father's Day themed animated illustration as the tournament enters day four. The Google Doodle team has turned the two "Os" in Google into a father-son pair, each wearing matching green toboggan styled beanies. The father figure is sporting a mustache, while the son carries a soccer ball with his stick legs moving double time to keep up with dad. Google kicked off the World Cup four days ago with the following logo, and has kept the worldwide tournament front and center on its homepage every day since. [...]

Google Apologizes For World Cup Logo With Wrong Flag, Not “Ghana” Happen Again

Before & After Ghana Flag [caption id="attachment_194099" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Google logo showing Ghana flag at top; Cameroon flag on bottom[/caption] Google scored a goal against itself by mixing up the flags of Cameroon and Ghana in a special logo highlighting the Mexico versus Cameroon match happening today in the World Cup. Well, it is Friday the 13th. Google's already fixed the logo and tweeted an apology with a pun: p.s. thanks to followers for calling attention to the graphical error in our Mexico vs Cameroon doodle. We're not Ghana let it happen again. — Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) [...]

Google Supports Gay Pride Month With Rainbow Colored Banner For LGBT Related Searches

Google gay pride banner June 2014 Continuing its commitment to gay rights, Google has designed a rainbow colored banner to accompany LGBT related searches throughout June to show its support for gay pride month. Search terms like "same-sex marriage", "gay rights" and "LGBT" will return a search results page that includes the rainbow banner. Google has never shied away from its support of gay rights. This year, the search engine posted a rainbow-themed Sochi Olympics logo to protest Russia's anti-gay legislation, and included copy on its homepage from the Olympic Charter Sochi Olympics Google Logo: Last year, Go [...]

World Cup 2014 Google Logo Day 2 Mirrors Opening Ceremony With Dancing Trees & Drum

Google World Cup logo day 2 Today's Google logo continues the FIFA 2014 World Cup celebrations with a dancing tree and drum-playing letter "e" to mimic Brazil's World Cup opening ceremony. From the Google Doodle homepage: The World Cup opening ceremony was so inspiring–and what an unbeleafable coincidence–our next doodle has a dancing tree person too. Congrats Brazil! Same as yesterday's World Cup Google logo, a share link is included, allowing users to post the World Cup logo on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Clicking the logo takes users to a search results page for "World Cup 2014" with a tournament sched [...]

World Cup 2014 Google Logo Goes Global

Google logo world cup 2014 Today's Google logo  kicks-off the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament. The animated logo on Google's homepage begins with an the word "Google" in an alternative font to the logo's usual typography and a soccer ball (or football, if you're from outside the US) bouncing across the screen. The Google letters transition into World Cup players as the background unfolds to reveal Rio De Janerio, the Brazilian capital where this year's tournament is being held. The illustration includes Rio De Janerio's city landscape, with cable cars traveling up to Sugarloaf Mountain, a rotating sun, and the cit [...]

Doodle 4 Google Winner Awarded $30,000 Scholarship & Spot On Google’s Homepage

Google Doodle Winner 2014 Today's Google logo is an illustration by eleven-year old Audrey Azhang, this year's Doodle 4 Google winner. In response to the question, "What would you invent to make the world a better place?" more than 100,000 Google Doodle contest entries were received from students in grades K - 12. Azhang told Google: To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier. It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a [...]

Google Takes Down Japan’s Honinbo Shusaku Doodle On Google UK On D-Day, Offers Apology

honinbo-shusakus-185th-birthday-6002788731453440-hp The Telegraph reports Google has taken down a Google Doodle, aka Google Logo, from Google UK and some other countries, out of respect for D-Day. The Doodle featured Japan's Honinbo Shusaku, a top professional Go player. Go is a board game for two players that originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. The Doodle was featured on several Google home pages but never made it global, based on my tracker tools. Google told the Telegraph that the Honinbo Shusaku Doodle had been a global one, and had been put up "in error". It did make it on to Google UK for a period of about 8 hours [...]

Rachel Louise Carson Remembered With Google Logo On The Environmentalist’s 107th Birthday

Rachel Carsons Google Logo Google is commemorating Rachel Louise Carson on its homepage today with an illustration to mark the environmentalist's 107th birthday. The Google logo shows Carson in the wild, observing the creatures and environment she dedicated her life to preserving. Born on this date in 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania, Carson was an accomplished writer, marine biologist and environmentalist. In her lifetime, Carson would write numerous articles about the environment for a variety of publications including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker and Reader's Digest. Her 1962 novel Silent Spring, a [...]

Google’s Logo Moves Some Pixels Around

new-google-logo-pixel-1401105721 Google made a slight change to their logo recently, as a Reddit user posted. The "g" in the latter part of the word was moved left one pixel and the "l" in the Google logo was moved down a pixel. Ron Amadeo made an animated GIF, the one used above, so you can notice the change yourself. No, this has no impact on your Google search results, rankings or honestly every day life. But Google so rarely changes their core logo, it is useful to document this change. [...]

Mary Anning Google Logo Marks Life Of Famous Paleontologist Born Over 200 Years Ago

Mary Anning Google logo Google continues its roll to celebrate the women who have shaped our world, with today's Google logo recognizing one of the world's leading paleontologist Mary Anning. The animated illustration depicts Anning uncovering dinosaur fossils shaped to resemble the Google logo. Born on this date in 1799, Anning began hunting fossils at a young age in her hometown of England's seaside resort Lyme Regis. Anning's first big find was the remains of an ichthyosaur when she was only 12 years old. From London's National History Museum website: The greatest fossil hunter ever known was a woman f [...]

Rubik’s Cube Invention Celebrated With Google Logo To Mark The Puzzle’s 40th Anniversary

Rubiks Cube Google logo 2014 Google went all out today to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rubik's Cube, giving the classic 80's toy its very own interactive logo on the site's global homepage. Doubling as digital version of the toy, the Rubik's Cube logo will most likely prove to be a major time-suck as users across the globe try to solve the online version of the puzzle. Along with the logo, Google included Google+, Facebook, Twitter and email links so players could share the game across their social circles. While the Rubik's Cube is associated with 80's pop culture in the US, the toy was originally create [...]

Doodle Equality: In 2014, Google Features Women In Special Logos Nearly Half The Time

womens-day-2014-6253511574552576.3-hp If you haven't noticed, the Google Doodle team -- which creates those special Google logos -- has been making up for lost time in 2014, adding significantly more women to the number of historic figures featured on Google's various regional and global homepages. Now, nearly half the logos feature women. Google was called out in February after a revealing study by female advocacy group SPARK uncovered Google's considerable lack of female-focused Doodles. The study found only 17 percent of the Google logos honoring historic figures between 2010 and 2013 celebrated women. Google Doodle team [...]

Dorothy Hodgkin Google Logo Marks The Nobel Prize Winning Biochemist’s 104th Birthday

Dorothy Hodgkins 104th Birthday Google Logo Adding another woman to the list  Google logo honorees, today's Google homepage recognizes the accomplishments of British biochemist Dorothy Hodgkin. The logo depicts an illustration of penicillin's molecular structure, a discovery made by Hodgkin in 1945. While it had already been theorized, Hodgkin and her colleagues confirmed penicillin's structure through her research in x-ray crystallography, and later published a paper on their findings in 1949. Hodgkin's dedicated her career to x-ray crystallography, the process used to identify atomic and molecular structures. Among her many a [...]

Mother’s Day Google Logo Celebrates The Superhero In Every Mom

Google 2014 Mother's Day logo Today's Google logo celebrates Mother's Day with a colorful illustration of a caped Superhero mom, cycling along with her two children. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day being a national  holiday in the US. While it is celebrated around the world, Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day an official US holiday in 1914 after Anna Jarvis campaigned for a number of years to create a day recognizing mothers. Jarvis would later regret the commercialization of the holiday, and spend much of her life fighting to reverse her efforts. According to the National Retail Federation, [...]

Audrey Hepburn Google Logo Marks The Star’s Humanitarian Efforts On Her 85th Birthday

Audrey Hepburn 85th Birthday google logo Today's Google logo is a tribute to British actress Audrey Hepburn on what would have been the star's 85th birthday. Hepburn, who is known as much for her style as the roles she brought to life in films like Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady, was an avid humanitarian. Hepburn's Google logo celebrates the actress's commitment to helping improve the lives of impoverished children worldwide. As a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, Hepburn spent time in Africa, South America and Asia, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts with the organizatio [...]

Google Opens Voting To Help Determine This Year’s “Doodle 4 Google” National Winner

Doodle for Google After opening its "Doodle 4 Google" contest to kindergarten through twelfth graders in February, Google has released its list of state winners, and started a public voting forum to help select this year's national winner. Asking students to create a Google logo based on something they would invent to make the world a better place, Google received more than 100,000 submissions. Of the 50 state winners selected, Google will select five finalists by age-group to determine the national winner: Starting today through May 9, you can go to the Doodle 4 Google site to help select one winner for ea [...]

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