Google imagery and logos

Early days

Early Google doodle

Burning Man Google logo

One of the earlier Google logos was motivated by the annual Burning Man festival. This logo was attributed to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

According to Google,

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 users.


Spring 2008 Doodle


These modified versions of the Google logo were called Google doodles.

Google doodles that appeared in the years that followed included a celebration of the arrival of Spring and a Mars Rover landing commemorative image, with two rather cute little blue-ish green aliens sitting on the second “g” of Google.

Mars Rover

Google Doodle commemorates the Mars Rover landing

How many doodles has Google done over the years?

The doodle team has created over 300 doodles for in the United States and over 700 have appeared on international domains.

Braille commemorative doodle

Google in Braille

Where can I see all the Google doodles that have been done over the years?

All doodles can be found on the Google logos page.

How I can take part?

I love Google and have designed my own doodle. Where can I send my fan logo?  How can Google users and the public tell Google about ideas for future doodles?

You can send your fan logos and requests for doodles to [email protected].

What’s your process for selecting doodles?

Generally, we look for non-denominational doodles that are fun and quirky from a variety of categories, such as those that celebrate the lives of artists and inventors.

Gropius Google doodle

Remembering architect Walter Gropius

A rather special, interactive Google doodle was introduced this year, in honor of the 183rd birthday of Jules Verne. It ran for one day last month. The Trend Hunter provided very thorough coverage, for those who are curious.

Doodle 4 Google

Doodle4Google is a yearly contest held for children up to 18 years of age. The deadline for this year’s contest submissions was March 1, 2011. Winners have not yet been announced. More information about the contest requirements and past winners is available on the Doodle4Google history page.

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