I know everyone has noticed the fun and festive “doodle” that appear on the Google search pages around holidays. But sometimes there are some for important people’s birthdays, interesting days in history and more. Google’s Doodles have gotten so popular through out the years that they have a special team of Illustrators in charge of choosing dates and designing the work.
The first time one of these doodles was done was in 1998, before Google was even huge, to indicate that the founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, were out of the office for the Burning Man festival. The doodle was a simple drawing of a man behind the second “o” in the logo.
Today the doodles are so advanced that you can click on them and it will take you to a Google search page of what the doodle indicates. Some play music. Some move. And some are just plain fun. If you haven’t noticed these doodles because you’re blind, or maybe you “never get on the computer” (which we both know to be a lie because you’re reading this), then you can check out many of the doodles through out their history here: at the Google-Doodle Website
Below are some of my favorites! But to find out what they symbolize, you have to go check out the site! Happy Doodling 🙂
With a tagline “Come with a story and leave with another,” Colsubsidio worked with Lowe/SSP3, an ad agency in Bogota, Columbia to come up with these clever advertisements that will make you do a double-take. They are meant to illustrate a service Colsubsidio’s libraries provide, namely a book exchange. By taking classic storybook characters like Snow White, Harry Potter and Red Riding Hood and then hiding other characters within them, they ask the viewer to conjure up memories of some other notable characters. Love the minimalist nature of these.
As the saying goes, history always repeats itself. But when it’s somewhere unexpected, it usually seems to catch more attention. When I see people dressed in retro fashion, I merely think that they got a good buy at a thrift store and move on. But when I see things like vintage looking movie posters for modern day films, I’m instantly more intrigued. This is exactly why I think Newsweek magazine is going to do well next month with their March “Mad Men” issue. Newsweek plans on making the whole issue, cover to cover, in a 1960’s layout, hoping to also include the advertisements. Newsweek is doing this for the season five premiere of the show next month, as well as a reminder that Newsweek was “on the cultural forefront at the time of the show.”
Newsweek is really hoping they can pull off the ads to really pull the whole issue together. But things have changed since that time, in the ad world. For example, the “Mad Men”-themed issue won’t be able to include one big category of the 1960’s: tobacco advertisements, which Newsweek no longer accepts. But they are trying to interest other marketers to revive their ads from that time or imagine what their ads would’ve looked like in those days.
To most people that know me, it is no secret that I am a big fan of big color! And one catalog that caught my eyes a few years ago has never left my mind because of the colors and the theme. The 70 year anniversary of The Wizard of Oz was celebrated by Tarina Tarintino’s Wizard of Oz jewlery collection. It is one of the most beautifully photographed catalogs I’ve ever seen, and after seeing it I definitely purchased a piece of the collection because it was fun, flirty and reminded me of a great memory from my childhood. I bet many women my age and older took part in the collection as well.