November 14, 2018

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Edwin Gonzalez

CATEGORY

The Best Google Homepage Logo Recreations

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With this year being Google’s 20th anniversary, it seems like the perfect time to revisit some of the most iconic Google Doodles. The concept of the doodle originated when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin tweaked the logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival (1998). From that …

With this year being Google’s 20th anniversary, it seems like the perfect time to revisit some of the most iconic Google Doodles. The concept of the doodle originated when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin tweaked the logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival (1998). From that moment, the idea of decorating the company logo to celebrate notable events was born.

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The next doodle wouldn’t show up until 2000, when Larry and Sergey asked Dennis Hwang (webmaster, but intern at the time) to produce a doodle for Bastille day.

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Because it was so well received by users, Dennis was appointed Google’s chief doodler. Since then, doodles have been showing up on Google’s homepage regularly and celebrate a range of events from the Birthday of John James Audubon to the Ice Cream Sundae.

Let’s take a look at some of the more memorable doodles:

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Discovery of Water on the Moon, 13 November 2009

This doodle was the first ever created in one day. It also showed that Google doesn’t need to restrict itself to celebrating the past, that it can also celebrated the future.

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30th Anniversary of Pac-Man, 21 May 2010

This one is a personal favorite of mine. Pac-Man is one of the first games I ever remember playing as a kid so being able to open up a new tab and play a quick game of Pac-Man was awesome. It serves as the first interactive doodle Google created. It also showed that the internet can be used for more than just publishing and printing information.

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International Women’s Day 2014, 8 March 2014

This was the Doodle that featured the most people. Google realized that a majority of their doodles were celebrating men. Google now always starts the year with making sure that the doodles start the year of half-and-half men and women. This particular doodle ended up with hundreds of submissions and can be watched here.

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44th anniversary of the Birth of Hip Hop, 11 August 2017

This one was fairly recent. Outside of the O’s being turned into records, it grew into a platform where people could play different records, a way to celebrate different cultures. People could physically scratch the turntables, so it worked really well on phones. It also helped reached a global audience since it featured so much music. Listen to some good music here.

If you’re interested in learning more about the doodles, you can read all about them here. You can even browse through all of the doodles. Which one is your favorite?