Comic Riffs: Google Doodles


Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 02/14/2014

VALENTINE’S DAY: Thanks to NPR, Doodle gives new meaning to ‘Google Glass’

Valentine’s Day: Thanks to NPR host, today’s animated Doodle gives new meaning to ‘Google Glass.’

By Michael Cavna  |  02:13 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, valentine's day

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/07/2014

OLYMPIC CHARTER: To mark start of Sochi Games, Google offers its most political Doodle yet in clear Putin rebuke over gay rights

To mark start of Sochi Winter Games, Google’s new Doodle reads like reply

By Michael Cavna  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  olympic games, google doodles

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 12/20/2013

CROSSWORD GOOGLE DOODLE: Behind the scenes, here’s how today’s 100th-anniversary interactive puzzle came out letter-perfect

Behind the scenes: Here’s how today’s 100th-anniversary interactive puzzle came out letter-perfect.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:06 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013

GRACE HOPPER GOOGLE DOODLE: By writing computer language, pioneering ‘Grandma COBOL’ helped rewrite history

By writing computer language, pioneering ‘Grandma COBOL’ helped rewrite the history books [+Video].

By Michael Cavna  |  06:09 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 10/01/2013

YOSEMITE: As government shuts down, Google marks anniversary of national park you suddenly cannot see

Google Doodle celebrates a national treasure that as of today, because of federal shutdown, you cannot go see.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:50 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, govenment shutdown

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 09/27/2013

GOOGLE’s 15TH: Interactive piñata Doodle, Easter egg are among this week’s birthday treats

Interactive piñata Doodle is among the Google goodies as company celebrates its 15th birthday today.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:15 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013

LEON FOUCAULT: Many happy returns — Google’s interactive pendulum Doodle celebrates French physicist

Leon Foucault: Many happy returns — Google’s interactive pendulum Doodle honors French physicist.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:16 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  leon foucault, google doodles

Posted at 05:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013

JANE ADDAMS: To honor Nobel Peace Prize winner, Google renders The (Hull) House That Jane Built

Today’s Doodle celebrates Nobel Peace Prize winner who established Chicago’s influential Hull House.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:31 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jane addams, google doodles, nobel prizes

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 08/28/2013

‘I HAVE A DREAM’ SPEECH: Google lets history ring with 50th-anniversary March on Washington Doodle [+VIDEO]

Google honors 50th anniversary of King speech, March on Washington today with elegant Doodle [+VIDEO].

By Michael Cavna  |  08:14 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  march on washington, google doodles

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 08/22/2013

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Google’s ‘Clair de Lune' cartoon is its most elegant (and cinematic) Doodle yet

Claude Debussy: With ‘Clair de Lune’ Doodle animation, Google moves ever closer to cinema.

By Michael Cavna  |  09:29 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, claude debussy

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 08/12/2013

ERWIN SCHRODINGER: Google’s ‘Cat’ Doodle honors physicist and his legacy’s many lives

Schrödinger’s many lives: Google’s Doodle honors physicist’s paradox that’s intellectual catnip.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:55 AM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, erwin schrodinger

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013

MARIA MITCHELL: Google celebrates pioneering astronomer’s stellar career

Google spotlights nation’s first acknowledged female astronomer with stellar ‘195th birthday’ Doodle.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:05 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maria mitchell, google doodles

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 07/25/2013

ROSALIND FRANKLIN: Google Doodle casts pioneering ‘Dark Lady of DNA’ in a truer light

ROSALIND FRANKLIN: Today’s Google Doodle casts pioneering ‘Dark Lady of DNA’ in a truer light.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:41 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rosalind franklin, google doodles

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013

REMBRANDT VAN RIJN: In ‘Doodle With Beret,’ Google celebrates Dutch master’s birthday with National Gallery nod

Rembrandt: Google marks Dutch master’s 407th birthday with D.C.’s National Gallery of Art portrait.

By Michael Cavna  |  08:51 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  rembrandt, google doodles

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013

ROSWELL UFO INCIDENT: Alien Doodle spotted: Google marks 66th anniversary with stellar interactive game

Roswell UFO Incident: Alien Doodle spotted: Google marks 66th anniversary with interactive game.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:01 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  roswell, google doodles

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 06/25/2013

ANTONI GAUDI: Google celebrates ‘God’s architect’ with a colorfully constructed Doodle

Architect famed for distinctive, twisting buildings that grace the Barcelona skyline.

By Michael Cavna  |  10:56 AM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013

MAURICE SENDAK: Google’s rollicking Doodle tribute lets the rumpus begin

Maurice Sendak: Google’s rollicking rumpus of a birthday tribute features author’s beloved characters.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:58 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maurice sendak, google doodles

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 05/31/2013

JULIUS RICHARD PETRI: Animated Google Doodle lets viewers mix it up with father of the Petri dish

Animated Google Doodle lets viewers mix it up with Petri — a name that still has cultural currency.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:05 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, bacteriology

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013

‘COMING HOME’: Wisconsin teenager wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest with poignant military reunion

‘COMING HOME’: Wisconsin teenager wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest with poignant military reunion

By Michael Cavna  |  12:00 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013

SAUL BASS: From Hitchcock to Kubrick, Hollywood title-sequence pioneer celebrated with stylish video Google Doodle

Google Doodle celebrates graphic/film designer with nods to his ‘Psycho,’ ‘Vertigo’ and ‘Spartacus’

By Michael Cavna  |  07:42 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, film art, title sequences

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 04/25/2013

ELLA FITZGERALD: Google jazzes up its Doodle to celebrate the beloved ‘First Lady of Song’

ELLA FITZGERALD: Google brightly celebrates the beloved ‘First Lady of Song.’

By Michael Cavna  |  12:52 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ella fitzgerald, google doodles

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 04/22/2013

EARTH DAY 2013: To celebrate, Google Doodle puts the power of nature at your fingertips

Earth Day 2013: To celebrate, Google puts the power of nature at your fingertips with interactive Doodle.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:51 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  earth day, google doodles

Posted at 07:17 AM ET, 04/02/2013

MARIA SIBYLLA MERIAN DOODLE: Naturally, Google celebrates the artist’s evergreen legacy

Maria Sibylla Merian: Naturally, Google celebrates the artist’s ever-blooming legacy with Doodle.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:17 AM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maria sibylla merian, google doodles

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 03/31/2013

CESAR CHAVEZ DOODLE: Google criticized for not marking Easter; company says ‘it’s difficult for us to choose’

Cesar Chavez Doodle: Google criticized for not marking Easter; firm says “it’s difficult for us to choose.”

By Michael Cavna  |  05:36 PM ET, 03/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cesar chavez, google doodles

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 03/11/2013

DOUGLAS ADAMS GOOGLE DOODLE : Neil Gaiman remembers ‘genius’ of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’ humorist

Douglas Adams: Neil Gaiman remembers ‘genius’ of ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ humorist.

By Michael Cavna  |  05:46 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, douglas adams

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 02/14/2013

GEORGE FERRIS’s DAY OFF: To play today, Google Doodle marks Valentine’s Day with a heart like a wheel

George Ferris’s Day Off: To play today, Google Doodle marks Valentine’s Day with a heart like a wheel.

By Michael Cavna  |  11:43 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/07/2012

NIELS BOHR DOODLE GOOGLE: 12 great quotes from a man at the nucleus of atomic understanding

12 great quotes from a man at the nucleus of atomic understanding.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  niels bohr, google doodles

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012

GOOGLE’s 14th BIRTHDAY: Doodle serves up an anniversary treat

Tech giant serves up colorful Doodle as an anniversary gift

By Michael Cavna  |  10:31 AM ET, 09/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 07/24/2012

AMELIA EARHART DOODLE: Google salutes aviation pioneer and ‘America’s first modern heroine’

Amelia Earhart: Google salutes 115th anniversary of aviation pioneer’s birth with stirring Doodle — even as clues about her final fatal flight continue to be sought.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:50 AM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  amelia earhart, google doodles

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 07/14/2012

GUSTAV KLIMT GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘The Kiss’ logo celebrates Symbolist painter’s gilded sexuality

Gustav Klimt Google Doodle: ‘The Kiss’ logo celebrates Art Nouveau painter’s gilded sexuality on 150th anniversary of his birth.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:29 PM ET, 07/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gustav klimt, google doodles

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/23/2012

ALAN TURING GOOGLE DOODLE: Decoding the depth of his genius — by the numbers

Alan Turing Google Doodle: At 100, celebrating the genius — by the numbers

By Michael Cavna  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  alan turing, google doodles, andrew eland

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 05/30/2012

PETER CARL FABERGE DOODLE: Why are those eggs so royally expensive?

Today’s bejeweled Google Doodle to celebrate Peter Carl Fabergé prompts the question: Just why are Imperial Fabergé eggs so royally expensive, anyway?

By Michael Cavna  |  12:33 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  peter carl Fabergé, google doodles

Posted at 12:33 AM ET, 05/30/2012

PETER CARL FABERGE: Google hatches preciously artful Doodle to honor the famed Russian jeweler

Wednesday’s Google Doodle features Faberge eggs to celebrate the 166th anniversary of the birth of famed Russian jeweler Peter Carl Faberge.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:33 AM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Peter Carl Fabergé, Fabergé eggs, Google Doodles

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 05/23/2012

BOB MOOG GOOGLE DOODLE: Playable synthesizer lets you create an otherworldly ‘happy birthday’ tune to Dr. Moog

Google celebrates pioneering Moog Synthesizer inventor Robert “Bob” Moog with an elegant playable (and recordable!) synthesizer-and-tape-recorder Doodle. The late music man would have been 78 today.

By Michael Cavna  |  02:58 PM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, bob moog, moog synthesizer

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Avast! As contest’s national winner, second-grader gets a day in the sun

Wisconsin second-grader featured on Google’s home-page after winning national Doodle contest for youth.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, pirate dreams, ryan hoffman

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 05/13/2012

MOTHER’S DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Embraceable animation salutes mom’s day (*even if holiday’s founder didn’t)

Tech titan’s salutes moms on Sunday with a warm home-page animation. Here’s our favorite Google animations — and here’s the history behind the why its founder who rather have forgot the holiday

By Michael Cavna  |  07:06 AM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mother's day 2012, google doodles

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 05/05/2012

KEITH HARING GOOGLE DOODLE: Iconically kinetic characters celebrate late Pop artist and ‘grandmaster of doodling’

Tech titan’s Friday homepage celebrates 54th birthday of the late Pop Artist, whose iconically kinetic characters danced across the decade of the ‘80s.

By Michael Cavna  |  06:20 PM ET, 05/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  keith haring, google doodles, pop art, andy warhol, walt disney

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 04/24/2012

GIDEON SUNDBACK ZIPPER DOODLE: On the fly, Google celebrates father of the modern zipper

Let it slide! The search giant’s latest interactive logo celebrates the birthday of Gideon Sundback, the Swedish engineer who nearly a century ago designed the modern zipper.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:32 AM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gideon sundback, zipper doodle, google doodles

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/09/2012

EADWEARD J. MUYBRIDGE GOOGLE DOODLE: Google trots out animated-horse tribute to groundbreaking British photographer

Eadweard Muybridge’s forerunning work with photo motion studies is celebrated with Google's racehorse animation.

By Michael Cavna  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  eadweard j. muybridge, google doodles

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 03/27/2012

LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE: Google Doodle celebrates German architect’s crowning achievement

Today, Google honors Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with a poetic Doodle of his crowning achievement: Crown Hall at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:04 AM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mies van der rohe, google doodles

Posted at 12:04 AM ET, 02/22/2012

HEINRICH RUDOLF HERTZ GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘Wavy Doodle’ proves a magnetic tribute to German physicist

In a world unloosed by wireless technology, it’s only fitting that we’re still tethered, somehow, to the history sparked by Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:04 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  heinrich rudolf hertz, google doodles, sophia foster-dimino

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 02/14/2012

VALENTINE’S GOOGLE DOODLE INTERVIEW: Animator ‘Lippy’ Lipman takes us behind the scenes (and screens)

The story behind how the viral animation got made in mere weeks.

By Michael Cavna  |  04:30 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, michael lipman, willie real, valentine's day, ryan germick

Posted at 12:03 AM ET, 02/14/2012

VALENTINE’S DAY GOOGLE DOODLE: Today’s charming musical animation makes for one sweet gift

Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day the world over with a charming animation that is all heart.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:03 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, michael lippy lipman, valentine's day, willie real, tony bennett

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 01/28/2012

SNOWFLAKE GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘World record’ largest flake drops in on the logo

Google’s homepage “Doodle” on Saturday celebrates the 125th anniversary of the largest recorded snowflake — a stone-cold behemoth said to be 15 inches in diameter.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:05 AM ET, 01/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  largest snowflake, google doodles

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012

DOODLE 4 GOOGLE: Katy Perry, ‘Phineas and Ferb’ to judge new national student contest

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 PM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

MARTIN LUTHER KING GOOGLE DOODLE: MLK ‘Dream’ logo celebrates civil-rights leader’s birthday

By Michael Cavna  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  martin luther king, google doodles

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 12/24/2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS GOOGLE DOODLE: ‘Jingle Bells’ logo rings in among the Best of 2011 [UPDATED]

By Michael Cavna  |  10:38 AM ET, 12/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/18/2011

LOUIS DAGUERRE GOOGLE DOODLE: Artful logo honors the French inventor who revolutionized photography

Artful logo honors the French inventor who revolutionized photography.

By Michael Cavna  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, louis daguerre

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 11/07/2011

MARIE CURIE GOOGLE DOODLE: Is it one of the year’s best? Here’s our Top Ten

By Michael Cavna  |  10:09 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011

GREGOR MENDEL: Google Doodle celebrates the father of genetics

Google celebrates 189th birthday of the father of genetics with its new home-page illustration that spells out its logo in pea plants.

By Michael Cavna  |  01:47 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles

Posted at 01:56 AM ET, 06/09/2011

LES PAUL: Today’s great Playable ‘Google Doodle’ Guitar marks legend’s 96th birthday (*Pluck it for yourself)

By Michael Cavna  |  01:56 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, les paul

Posted at 12:18 AM ET, 06/05/2011

RICHARD SCARRY: Today’s Google Doodle marks author’s 92nd birthday

By Michael Cavna  |  12:18 AM ET, 06/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  google doodles, richard scarry

Posted at 12:05 AM ET, 10/31/2010

Cartoon of the Day: Google unveils five SCOOBY-DOO doodles for Halloween

To celebrate Halloween, the fun-lovin' folks at Google have just unveiled, well, a Scooby-Doodle. As that greatest of Great Danes Scooby-Doo once said: "Rimage ris everything." And to mark the day of sugar-fueled masquerade, Google gives us five images...

By Michael Cavna  |  12:05 AM ET, 10/31/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation, The Animation | Tags:  Google Doodles, Hanna-Barbera, Scooby-Doo

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 10/08/2010

ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Google's doodle honors John Lennon's 70th birthday

John Lennon always had a way with a line. And today, with its latest featured "doodle," Google pays tribute to the late rock legend, who would have turned 70 tomorrow. Like the search-page static artwork, Google's 32-second animation --...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:30 PM ET, 10/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Google Doodles, John Lennon

Posted at 01:00 AM ET, 09/08/2010

ANIMATION OF THE DAY: Color us intrigued by newest 'Google Doodle' Mystery (and our Fave SIX theories about What It Means)

UPDATE: 'Round about midnight (ET), Google posted a new telling tweet as it also unveiled a new logo "doodle." The latest tweet read: "Our doodle is dressing up in its brightest colors for something exciting coming very soon..." And...

By Michael Cavna  |  01:00 AM ET, 09/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Animation | Tags:  Google Doodles