Have you ever wondered how Google goes about manipulating its logo when you enter its website? Well, I was always interested in finding out myself, because I noticed during holidays or special events in history, Google's logo would have a design doodled that would create a pleasing visual to look at. It made users want to come back just to see if there would be a new design everyday. I found out that the 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. There is probably no other company that changes their corperate logo as much as Google. This is part of how they brand, and it illustrates the creative and innovative personality of the company itself.
"It all started in 1998, 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 our users."
"A year later in 2000, Larry and Sergey asked current webmaster Dennis Hwang, an intern at the time, to produce a doodle for Bastille Day. Pleased with the result, Dennis was then appointed Google’s chief doodler and doodles became a regular occurrence on the Google homepage. In the beginning, the doodles tended to celebrate largely visible holidays; nowadays, doodles represent a wide array of events and anniversaries from the Winter Games to the Mars Rover landing."
The doodles enrich the Google homepage. There have been 300 doodles created in the United States and 700 internationally. The team of designers work together and even hold contests and let the public submit designs. If you are interested the doodle team is open to user ideas; requests for doodles can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in seeing the logos created over the years here is the site www.google.com/logos.
Oh yeah, I completed forgot to show you how they go about designing these logos, and here is an example.