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Google Doodles

Who designed the Catull typeface? Don’t know? Google it! If you use Google as much as I do, you’ve probably noticed that the logo is adorned with festive embellishments several times throughout the year. The official Google logo was designed by Ruth Kedar, based on the Catull typeface, but these special logos, known as Google Doodles, are designed by Dennis Hwang.

The first doodle was designed in 1998 by Google founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. While interning at Google, in 2000, Hwang was asked to design a logo for the French holiday Bastille Day. He has been creating the doodles ever since.

Doodles are produced for holidays such as New Years, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving. They have also been made to celebrate the birthdays of several famous artists, authors, and scientists. Doodles are also created every September to mark the founding of Google.

Below are a few examples check out the Logo Archive for more.

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