iGoogle Adds Art Feature

    April 30, 2008

Google has introduced a new feature to its iGoogle-personalized homepage that allows users to create themes using the art from a group of contemporary eclectic artists.

iGoogle Artists project

On the official Google Blog Marissa Mayer, VP, Search Products & User Experience writes, "As part of our iGoogle Artists project, we have collaborated with almost 70 artists in 17 countries on 6 continents to create special iGoogle themes — works of art that appeal to all ages and interests."

"Artists, designers and other notables involved include Jeff Koons, Dale Chihuly, Coldplay, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Graves, Philippe Starck, Robert Mankoff, Mark Morris, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Geddes and Tory Burch."

The purpose of the iGoogle Artists Project is to allow users to discover new artists and personalize their homepage. It also gives the artists the chance to be exposed to a larger audience where they previously may have gone unnoticed.

To introduce the new feature Google enlisted artist Jeff Koons to put a Google doodle of chrome tulips on its homepage today.