Legendary Google Doodles

    written by Slobodan Zivulovic

    Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists.
    In 1999, the concept of the doodle was born when Google founders Larry and Sergey played with the corporate logo to indicate their attendance at the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. A stick figure drawing was placed behind the 2nd “O” in the word, Google and the revised logo was intended as a comical message to Google users that the founders were “out of office”.
    While the first doodle was relatively simple, the idea of decorating the company logo to celebrate notable events was well received by Google users.

    The thing is that people do spend so much time on Google. You may access it on your smartphone, at home using broadband from O2 or while you are at work, it is a very common part of all of our days. So it’s great to have these doodles to look at, in fact people start to look forward to what they will be.

    Over the years, doodles on the Google homepage have made searching on Google more fun and enjoyable for its users worldwide. When doodles were first created, nobody had anticipated how popular and integral they would become to the Google search experience. Nowadays, many users excitedly anticipate the release of each new doodle and some even collect them!

    In this showcase we present you retrospective of the best Google doodles from last decade. It is interesting to see how they look and how they change through the prism of time.

    Doodles – simple, cute and fun way of expression, enjoy!

    Nov 14, 2001 – Claude Monet’s Birthday

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    Oct 25, 2002 – Happy Birthday Picasso

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    Mar 06, 2003 – Michelangelo’s Birthday

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    Mar 14, 2003 – Albert Einstein’s Birthday

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    Aug 13, 2003 – Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday

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    Dec 17, 2003 – 100th Anniversary of Flight

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    Mar 30, 2005 – Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday

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    Apr 15, 2005 – Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday

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    Jan 27, 2006 – Mozart’s Birthday

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    May 22, 2006 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday

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    Jun 09, 2006 – World Cup 2006

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    Oct 12, 2007 – Luciano Pavarotti’s Birthday

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    Jan 01, 2008 – 25 years of TCP/IP

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    Mar 03, 2008 – Alexander Graham Bell

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    May 16, 2008 – Invention of the First Laser

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    May 29, 2008 – Anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest

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    Jul 04, 2008 – Independence Day

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    Jul 14, 2008 – Bastille Day

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    Jul 29, 2008 – 50th Anniversary of Nasa

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    Aug 08, 2008 – 2008 Beijing Olympic Games – Opening Ceremony

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    Sep 27, 2008 – Google’s 10th Birthday

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    Oct 16, 2008 – Queen Elizabeth II Visits Google London

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    Oct 20, 2008 – 25th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House

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    Oct 31, 2008 – Happy Halloween! by Wes Craven

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    Feb 12, 2009 – Charles Darwin’s Birthday

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    May 07, 2009 – Alexander Popov’s Invention of the Radio

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    May 08, 2009 – 100th Giro d’Italia

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    May 31, 2009 – 150th Anniversary of Big Ben

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    Jul 10, 2009 – Birthday of Nikola Tesla

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    Jul 12, 2009 – Birthday of Pablo Neruda

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    Jul 20, 2009 – 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

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    Sep 28, 2009 – Confucius’ Birthday

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    Oct 29, 2009 – Asterix Comic’s 50th Anniversary

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    Nov 09, 2009 – 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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    Jan 01, 2010 – Happy New Year

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    Feb 14, 2010 – Lunar New Year

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    Mar 04, 2010 – Vivaldi’s Birthday

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    Mar 14, 2010 – Pi Day

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    Mar 23, 2010 – Akira Kurosawa’s Birthday

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    Apr 22, 2010 – Earth Day

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    Slobodan Zivulovic is a blogger and web design fan who is always looking for inspiration and creativity. He is a music and movie lover. He also likes sports, photography and has a passion for technology. He has a great honor and pleasure to be here as a little help and support to his brother. You can find him on Twitter

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  • Rocky says:

    April 28, 2010

    Very Interesting showcase…

  • designi1 says:

    April 28, 2010

    Great overview !! google always do great thematic logos!!

  • Richie says:

    April 28, 2010

    Cool stuff.. I love ? day the most ;)

  • Richie says:

    April 28, 2010

    Oops… I think the comment system does not understand unicode characters.. what I meant was, I love Pi day, the most :D

  • Ben says:

    April 28, 2010

    Inspirational! There are so many! Upvoted for ya mate =]

  • LukeSF says:

    April 28, 2010

    Always wait for new ones from Google… Among faves are laser, Popov, Moon and last Earth day one. Great creativity!

  • CodeMyConcept says:

    April 28, 2010

    I loved this entry! My favorite one by far is 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Made me remembered the day it happen and I was watching it on TV thinking that I was witnessing history being made.

  • web design cheltenham says:

    April 29, 2010

    Brilliant, I remember some and haven’t seen some thanks for sharing

  • 33bowls says:

    April 29, 2010

    Always appreciate creativity!

  • Shawn Ramsey says:

    April 29, 2010

    Great showcase! Pi Day, Invention of the Radio and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Birthday are a few of my favorites.

  • Shirley Thomas says:

    April 29, 2010

    Huffington Post did this recently but you have more :)

    Einstein remains my favorite but I also like Pi Day and Wes Craven’s Happy Halloween.

  • vivek devaiah says:

    April 29, 2010

    Really interesting collection.

  • CSS-Design-Blog says:

    April 29, 2010

    Awesome collection, my favorite one is “Alexander Popov’s Invention of the Radio”.

  • Konstantin says:

    April 29, 2010

    Great list, hehe ;) Halloween is my favorite.

  • julia says:

    May 4, 2010

    there is one with michael jackson’s feet

  • Ric Evoy says:

    May 5, 2010

    I Had no Idea So Many Existed.

  • Clipping Path says:

    May 16, 2010

    It was really gr8 post!
    thanks for sharing…
    I love it! :)

  • Tony says:

    June 1, 2010

    Now you have to include the Pac Man logo

  • mr man says:

    August 14, 2010

    what about pacman logo interactive the first interactive one than you have woopie goldberg birthday one