All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Doodle’

Federico García Lorca Gets Google Homepage Doodle

Google’s homepage in Spain is currently showing a doodle honoring Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s 115th birthday. García Lorca, executed by Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, was known as a member of the Genration of ’27. In addition to poetry, he wrote a number of plays, a film script, and opera. His work also inspired a great deal …

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Vladislav Gorodetsky Honored With Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle in Ukraine honoring architect Vladislav Gorodetsky for his 150th birthday. Google says in a Google+ post, “Wishing a happy birthday to Ukrainian architect Vladislav Gorodetsky, known for his many contributions to Kiev’s urban development, in particular the ‘House with Chimaeras,’ an Art Nouveau building ornately decorated with sculptures of exotic animals.” Gorodetsky was known for …

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Julius Richard Petri Gets a Bacteria-Filled Google Doodle

You can thank Julius Richard Petri for a lot of your high school biology fun. The inventor of the Petri dish is being honored by Google today with an awesome animated doodle. Petri was a German microbiologist who is credited with inventing the device that bears his name while working as an assistant to Robert Koch, who is considered to …

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Julius Richard Petri Receives The Google Doodle Honor

Google is running a homepage doodle honoring German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri in parts of the world where the date has already changed to May 31st. The date marks the 160th birthday of the scientist, who is known as the inventor of the Petri dish, an accomplishment he achieved while working as an assistant to Robert Koch. Here’s a brief …

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Here’s The Winner Of The Doodle 4 Google Contest

On Wednesday, Google announced that Sabrina Brady of Sparta, Wisconsin has been named the national winner of its 2013 U.S. Doodle 4 Google contest. The doodle, titled, “Coming Home” will be featured on Google’s U.S. homepage on Thursday. Brady is a 12th grade student at Sparta High School. She will receive a $30,000 college scholarship in addition to having her …

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Saul Bass Google Doodle Hits The Rest Of The World

As previously reported, Google has been running a Google doodle honoring Saul Bass in parts of the world where it is May 8th. The doodle has now worked its way over to our neck of the woods in the U.S. Saul Bass was an American graphic designer who passed away in April of 1996. May 8th is his birthday (he …

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Saul Bass Gets The Google Doodle Treatment

Google is running a doodle celebrating the birthday of graphic designer and typographer Saul Bass in parts of the world where the date has changed to May 8th. Also a filmmaker, Bass is best known for his work on movie title sequences, posters and corporate logos. How many films can you pick out from Google’s animation? Saul Bass did title …

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If Google Honored Slayer With A Homepage Doodle

To my knowledge Google never has, and probably never will honor Slayer with a doodle, unfortunately. That doesn’t mean Google doesn’t appreciate Slayer, as we’ve seen. Luckily, someone has imagined what a Slayer-inspired Google doodle might look like. The image was made to honor “Slayer Day,” which has been proclaimed by some to be June 6th. You know, 6/6. It …

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Google Celebrates Labour Day With Homepage Doodle

Google is celebrating Labour Day with a homepage doodle in countries where the day is celebrated on May 1. This includes a number of countries across Europe and Asia. Many of these countries, including India, China, Nepal, and Pakistan consider the 1st of May a public holiday. Most offices, banks, schools, etc. remain closed. Here in the U.S., Labor Day …

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Ella Fitzgerald Google Doodle Hits This Side Of The World

As previously reported, Google is showing a homepage doodle honoring the 96th birthday of jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald in parts of the world where it’s currently April 25th. The doodle has now made it to our side of the world here in the U.S. Fitzgerald was born on this day in 1917, and passed away on June 15, 1996 at …

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Ella Fitzgerald Gets Some Google Doodle Love

Google has begun to show a doodle honoring Ella Fitzgerald on its homepage in regions where the date has already changed to April 25th. Thursday would have been her 96th birthday. This excludes Australia and New Zealand, as Google chooses to honor Anzac Day instead, with a small flower image: Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in these …

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St. George’s Day 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating St. George’s Day 2013 in the UK with a doodle on its homepage. The day represents the feast day of Saint George, and is celebrated by Christian churches in several countries, though the doodle appears to be unique to Google’s UK site. Wikipedia provides a little more background on the day: As Easter often falls close to …

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