By Sudarshana Banerjee
Google’s doodle’s have been getting curioser and curioser (Alice’s words, in a different context. Yes, the wonderland girl) over the years. This year, for Halloween, Google’s logo is actually a video. You can see how the shoot was organized in the embedded vid. The first time shoot for a doodle, carving actual carvings!
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. Way back in 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin 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.” The Google doodle was officially born. Since then, Google has created over 300 doodles for Google.com in the United States and over 700 have been designed internationally.
Other famous cousins of the Google logo has featured animated muppets, and strings you can actually play.
(Sudarshana Banerjee is consulting editor with techtaffy.com. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)