Looking out for the Google Legendary Doodle has become a part of every occasion/celebration. Doodles have transcended the function of Google from being search engines to a meticulous timeline. These modified versions of the classic Google Logo have a different tale to tell. The world waits with a bated breath to see the latest creations of the creators of Google. Be it paying homage to popular celebrity, rejoicing the birth of the Opera or the centennial celebrations of countries, Google has it all Doodled.
1. The Playable Pac-Man: The Pac-Man Cult, as everyone knows it, was the first of the interactive doodles that Google published. The main page showcased a maze showing the company’s logo and the little Pac-man trapped in with the monsters. The event marked the 30 birth anniversary of the legendary game, which was celebrated with much fervor with people going gaga over the game at workplaces and colleges.
2. Jim Henson 75th Birthday: A nifty Doodle was added on Jim Henson’s birthday, wherein, users could create their very own puppet show. The Google Muppet show became so famous that some spent hours on the blank Google Web Page, having the time of their lives creating and playing with the Muppets.
3. Google Chile: On the event of the 199th anniversary of Chile’s (South America) independence from the United Kingdom, Google decided to celebrate it with some pomp and what the world saw was a quirky look on the logo and suddenly firecrackers went off on the main page. Doesn’t it revel in going all mysterious!
4. Mark Twain’s 176th Birthday: This one was a keeper, with the marvelous Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, ‘Whitewashing the Fence’ with extravagance. This was the best reminiscence gift to the phenomenal Man himself. You will see the photos of Tom mischievously munching into the Huck’s Apple, while Huck tirelessly paints the Google Logo on the fence.
5. Martha Graham’s 117th Birthday: The poise, grace and charm of Martha Graham, all captured in one small piece of art. Yes! That’s what it was, a piece of art. The Doodle showed the various spectacular dancing poses of Graham at the click of a button. You could see her do the famous split, to the somersault and then the final leap. That’s how Google depicted 7 decades of Graham’s dancing career in those 15 seconds. A fitting Tribute!
6. Happy Holidays 2011: The festive season was rightfully captured by the Doodle with bright lights and trinkets on the screen. The soft humming of ‘Silent Night’ would have been perfect!
7. Marie Curie’s 144th Birthday: Google would have done Marie Curie proud with their creative intelligence. Google depicted this scientific genius at work, a mind that earned two Nobel Prizes, was definitely worth the symbolic tribute.
8. Les Paul’s 96th Birthday: An Electric Guitar is what the world saw at its feet when they entered Google. Les Paul himself was the creative genius to have experimented with innovative recording techniques. Google recreated the magic by giving the opportunity to everyone to play and enjoy making music.
Here are the choicest of the thousands of Doodle’s that Google has sported in all these years. Go on to their website and you never know what’s awaiting you. Doodle Away!
Guest Post by Claudia, who is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on luxury and technology. These days she is busy in reviewing Samsung C3011. Soon she will be writing an in detail review about it.