As a search engine, nothing beats Google. And for something we use so often, it’s a wonder we still haven’t mentally stopped looking at their logo as we search for something else.
It’s part of what keeps us coming back: wondering whether a new design commemorating a holiday, event, or person has been released.
They rarely disappoint; some even verge on brilliance. These are our favorites.
Martha Graham’s 117th Birthday – (Click to view the animation)
Absolutely stunning. Not only in terms of animation but in capturing her some 7 decades of modern dance history in 15 seconds.
Howard Carter’s 138th Birthday
Ancient history, exotic antiquities, the sense of adventure. You can’t help but search the image for other hidden gems.
Anti-SOPA / PIPA Protest
Unique in it’s direct message; powerful in it’s simplicity; when Google joined the anti-SOPA protest it rallied more than a few to the cause.
Mies Van Der Rohe’s 126th Birthday
Alisha is no stranger to Mr. Van Der Rohe’s work; his contributions as one of the pioneers of modern architecture is as much an inspiration as his ideal that “Less is More.”
Robert Moog’s 78th Birthday – (Click and Play!)
Not surprisingly, Nathanael spent quite a bit longer experimenting with the clickable synthesizer than any of us did. It is fun, though.
The Horse in Motion
Eadweard J. Muybridge’s 182nd Birthday – (Click to view the animation)
is a composition immediately recognized by all who have ever studied photography & film. Google’s adaptation of it is an incredible tributary piece of interactive art.
What has been your favorite Google design? Comment below and share it with us!