Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Post 3 - GOOGLE LOGO - Roxy


The Google logo is instantly recognisable throughout the world today. The basic logo itself has gone through a few changes...


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Google - Previous Logos


The Google logo in 1998. This logo was designed in the free graphics program GIMP.



Google logo in 2001


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The Modern Google
Prototypes for the logo by Ruth Kedar...









"We ended up with the primary colors, but instead of having the pattern go in order, we put a secondary color on the L, which brought back the idea that Google doesn't follow the rules." says Ruth Kedar, the designer of the modern Google logo.


In 2010, Google updated their logo once again with shadowless lettering. It was designed by Ruth Kedar with the Catull typeface


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Google Doodle

Google Doodles are interesting arty versions of the origional Google logo, usually used for holidays, significant events or anniversaries. The first Google Doodles was designed by the creators or Google itself, Sergey Brin and Larry Page in 1998.


Dennis Hwang now designs the Doodles for Google. He has said the designing the logos is only 20% of his jobs. Wow!

Google has also run competitions for creating its Doodles.

Some of the Google Doodles...


This image was used on the day of our resent Australian election, 2010



71st Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, 2010


PacMan's 30th Birthday, 2010. Click Here to play.
This Doodle was an actual game of Pacman you could play on the Google homepage.
Google lost 4.82 million dollars every hour over this. After three minutes of being on this page, I forgot what I was searching for, so I just exited.



Anzac Day Australia, 2010



April Fools Day USA, 2010


Different logos used throughout the Winter Olympics, 2010.



Issac Newton's birthday, 2010.
This logo was animated, where an apple dropped from the branch and sat under the word.








Sesame Street, 2009




20th Anniversary of Wallace and Grommet, 2009



First day of Spring (using The Very Hungry Caterpillar art), 2009



Dr. Seuss' Birthday, 2009


Valentines Day, 2009

Astro Boy, 2008


50th Anniversary of LEGO, 2008

Louis Braille's Birthday, 2006


Halloween, 2004


Leap Year, 2004






There are now over 900 Google Doodles.


http://www.google.com
http://www.google.com/logos/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_logo
http://www.wired.com/techbiz/startups/multimedia/2008/02/gallery_google_logos?slide=8&slideView=3
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Google_Doodles
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/07/19/google.logo/index.html
http://www.google.com/pacman/
http://blog.rescuetime.com/2010/05/24/the-tragic-cost-of-google-pac-man-4-82-million-hours/

1 comment:

  1. Excellent topic. I have been scoping these for a while.
    Interestingly I was sent a link to a site with an animated typo/infographic that is all about how goole are taking over the world.
    It is worth a watch:
    http://www.desktopmag.com.au/magazine/information-graphics-patrick-clair/

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