temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepages to commemorate holidays and events
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary logo on Google's homepages that celebrates holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures. The first Google Doodle honored the Burning Man festival in 1998, and was designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin after comparing the size of each other's doodles.
Future Google Doodles were designed by an outside contractor until 2000, when Page and Brin asked public relations officer Dennis Hwang to design a logo for Bastille Day. Since then, a team of employees called Doodlers have organized and published the Doodles.
By 2014, Google had published over 2,000 regional and international Doodles throughout its homepages, often featuring guest artists, musicians, and personalities.
- ↑ "Doodle 4 Google". Google.com. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- ↑ "Burning Man Festival". Google.com. August 30, 1998. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
- ↑ "Meet the people behind the Google Doodles". The Guardian. April 12, 2014. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- ↑ "Google blunder over D-Day doodle". BBC News. June 6, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.
- ↑ "How Google made its Valentine's Day Doodle". Time Magazine. February 14, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014.