When you want to know what is happening in the world, Google is the first port of call for many people. Google also brilliantly knows how to mark and celebrate important global events in a fun and creative way, and this is through their brilliant Doodles. Google Doodles are where they redesign the logo to reflect important days, birthdays and events. Many of these are also animated or even interactive, and there have been dozens of fantastic ones over the years which we will be taking a look through today.
10. Burning Man
The one that started it all, the very first Doodle was used in 1998 and was designed as an “Out of Office” message for co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The pair were attending the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and found this as a fun and creative way to let people know that they would be unavailable for the duration of the festival in case the servers crashed. This Doodle design simply sees the stick figure of the logo stood behind the second “o” in Google. Although this design is very simple in comparison to the ones that would follow, it is still one of the greatest and most important ones to date. After this Burning Man Doodle was used, they would hire a team of specialists to design and create these Doodles, and these employees are now brilliantly called “Doodlers.”