The Google Doodle Team

Frequently the Google homepage is taken over by artistic “google doodles” celebrating the anniversary or birthday of a significant event, individual or location. But who creates these doodles? Just three examples of the past doodles, a Pac-Man game, a playable Les Paul Guitar and an interactive underwater world, to celebrate the birthday of Jules Verne, […]

Wizard of Oz Google Doodle

On August 12th 2010 the Google homepage was taken over by a doodle celebrating the 71st Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. The doodle, which was created by doodler Mike Dutton, appeared throughout the majority of the world. The style used to create the doodle was a traditional painted portrait. In the doodle the heroes […]

Samuel Morse Google Doodle

Visitors to the Google homepage on April 29th 2009 were met with “–. — — –. .-.. .” instead of the Google logo. The humorous doodle was a celebration of what would have been the 218th birthday of Samuel Morse. The doodle was written in Morse code, a method of transmitting information using a series […]

Pinocchio Google Doodle

On July 7th 2009 a doodle appeared on the Google homepage celebrating the 126th anniversary of the publication of Pinocchio. The doodle, which can still be viewed by clicking here, had a carpenter’s workshop theme. In the doodle the letters of the Google logo were comprised as follows, the first “G” of the logo was […]

NASA Google Doodle

Google celebrated the 50th birthday of NASA, or the National Aeronautics Space Administration, with a dedicated doodle on July 29th 2008. The doodle, which only appeared on the search engines homepage in the USA, can still be viewed by clicking here. By modern doodle standards the NASA doodle is relatively basic. The background of the […]

Leonardo da Vinci Google Doodle

On April 14th 2005 the Google logo on the search engine’s homepage was replaced by a doodle celebrating what would have been the 553rd birthday of inventor, artists and scientist Leonardo da Vinci. In the doodle, the letters of the Google logo were depicted in the style of da Vinci’s journals. The colour red was […]

John F. Kennedy Google Doodle

January 20th 2011 saw the Google homepage taken over by a doodle celebrating the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. The doodle was created by doodler Mike Dutton. Surprisingly, perhaps, due to the popularity of Kennedy and the impact he had on the globe, his doodle only appeared on the search […]

Harry Houdini Google Doodle

Thursday March 24th 2011 saw the Google homepage pay doodle based tribute to one of the greatest illusionists the world has ever seen, Harry Houdini. The doodle, which appeared on the search engine’s homepage globally, celebrated what would have been Houdini’s 137th birthday. The dedicated doodle, which can still be viewed by clicking here, featured […]

Gideon Sundback Google Doodle

On April 24th 2012 the Google homepage was taken over by a doodle celebrating what would have been the 132nd birthday of Gideon Sundback, the inventor of the zipper. The doodle featured an interactive zipper down the middle of the logo. Users were able pull the zipper up and down, the doodle and associated blog […]