If you’ve ever tried to look up something on the internet, chances are you’ve come across one of Google’s famous “Doodles”, which are modified and sometimes abstract versions of the classic Google logo that celebrate certain dates, either for their historic importance, cultural value, or to give a special recognition to someone who is somehow associated with that date.
Google Doodles started out being very simple and slight modifications or revisions of the Google logo, made by the founders of Google themselves, but eventually they became one of the most important and recognizable aspects of the brand, and because of this, it needed to be taken to a much higher standard.
As the frequency of Doodles increased consistently over the years, and as Google slowly became more notorious and global, the diversity of the subject matter they addressed widened and the mediums on which the Doodles were made progressed and diversified as well.
One of the most notable ways of progression that Google’s Doodling team incorporated over the years is the ability for users and visitors to interact with the Doodle in some way, usually by just clicking on them to learn more about the subject they address or celebrate. This is because Google usually prioritizes socially important subjects and the works made by remarkable people that changed the world, so raising awareness and information across their audience goes hand in hand with Google Doodle’s purpose.
The diversity and subject matter of their Doodles widened and increased, Google’s team incorporated different kinds of media to represent their logo, which has made them much more lively and visually attractive. Some of them include:
Nowadays, more than 2000 doodles have been created since the projects first started in 1998, and there are more to come every day. One of the most notable aspects of Google’s more recent doodles is the fact that they are localized to certain countries and regions. They pay mind to many artists, anniversaries, and special dates that are relevant and important to cultures and minorities. This is possible thanks to the teams large number of members, and their openness for suggestions and participation from the public.
There’s a lot of many crazy and creative doodles to come on Google’s famous search engine, and who knows how they will be able to top their incredible innovations over the past decade.