Google Doodles

Google is noted for having one of the most cleanly designed home pages on the Web, with its iconic logo and white background. But one of the things I like best about Google design is how they “doodle” their logo to commemorate anniversaries and special days. I grab a copy of these special doodles whenever I see them. Here are a few.

This 2009 doodle is a double nod to Thanksgiving and to the classic cartoon show, The Great Pumpkin.

Celebrating the discover of water on the moon in 2009.

In observance of the 2010 Martin Luther King day. The use of a grayscale image reminds us of the black & white photography of the 1960s that chronicled Dr. King's struggle for Civil Rights.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2010, reminiscent of the 1960s black & white photography that chronicled Dr. King’s struggle for Civil Rights.

The filename for this one was go_gle, with the underscore representing the missing "o" being abducted by the UFO. If a Google user clicked on the logo, they were taken to the search results page for "unexplained phenomenon"

I’m looking forward to future doodles by Google.

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