Today’s Google Doodle honors what would have been the 120th birthday of French industrial designer Raymond Loewy (1893-1986). The Doodle, a pencil sketch, was inspired by the Pennsylvania Railroad’s S1 steam locomotive he designed as you can clearly see the resemblance to Loewy’s original sketch in the above image. Read more
You may have noticed that today’s Google Doodle is in honor of Women’s Day, which frankly, I had no idea existed. So how did this fun Google D0odle come into being?
In the words of the artist, Besty Bauer:
“Creating this Doodle, while lots of fun, was quite a challenge. After all, women make up more than half of the population. How can they be fairly represented in just one illustration? While no attempt is perfect, it took a number of tries to arrive at the final concept that you see on the homepage.
I initially thought it might be fun to simply depict some ladies having fun outside. I then tried to anthropomorphize the Google letters into women from different backgrounds and lifestyle choices. Ultimately, I didn’t feel that any of these fairly represented women as a whole.
The idea for the final illustration came to me while I was doing one of my favorite things — sketching in a coffee shop. When drawing from life, you really observe how each human face is unique. People come in all shapes and sizes!
I realized that I could use a similar concept with the Women’s Day Doodle. Using simple shapes to write “Google” with negative space seemed to be the best way to approach this assignment; I now had far more to work with than simply replacing the 6 letters in “Google”.
I had fun painting this Doodle, and hope that others enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the creative process!
Thanks Betsy! We love it.
A look at How The World Searched in 2012 according to Google. Read more
above: 2009’s popular topics; Michael Jackson, Twitter, Health Care Bill, Iraq war, Tiger Woods, Zhu Zhu Hamsters, Green movement, Twilight’s New Moon, Lady Gaga and Facebook.
Happy New Year to my wonderful readers. It’s each and every one of you that make the labor of daily blogging worth it. I can’t thank you enough for your continued support, encouragement, kind letters and comments. Read more