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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.

3 Comments

  1. isabella wrote:

    i like googles things. it is so cool and amazing

    Sunday, June 21, 2009 at 8:50 am | Permalink
  2. Kate Welch wrote:

    They have a contest every year for children to submit doodles: doodles 4 google. The winning doodle is used on the website for a day or so. http://www.google.com/doodle4google/

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 5:06 am | Permalink
  3. rioradar.com wrote:

    I always used to study paragraph in news papers but now as
    I am a user of net so from now I am using net for content, thanks to web.

    Friday, May 3, 2013 at 8:02 am | Permalink