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.
- 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.