The Best Google Doodles Of 2012: Jan-Apr

Posted on May 9, 2012. Filed under: Technology | Tags: |

Some impressive logos that have made it to the Google home page these past few months.

For the past couple of years, Google has managed to wow us with some interesting and interactive Google Doodles . Some of the notable ones worth checkingout from the past, include the 30th Anniversary of PAC-MAN Doodle , which was put up on 21st May, 2010; the interactive Les Paul ‘s 96th birthday Doodle that went live on 9th June, 2011,and the Total Lunar Eclipse Doodle that was featured on 15th June, 2011.
Let us take a look at some interesting logos, which made us look twice this year.
The Largest Snowflake Falls

The Guinness Book of World Records attributes the title of the world’s largest snowflake to a 15″ wide and 8″ thick flake that fell on theEarth at Fort Keogh, Montana on 28th Jan, 1887. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Google’s doodle featured a huge snow flake that ascended on the second “o”of the logo, setting the birds sitting on the “e” in flight, with a mooing cow in the foreground completing the doodle. The doodle appeared only for users in US, Canada, and UK. Not the best of the lot, but quite interesting, especially if younotice the amount of details that the doodle offers.
Love Is In The Air

The first impressive animated doodle of the year appeared on 14th Feb, 2012, which also happens tobe Valentine’s Day . Apart from an interesting story that runs through the video , you can listen to “Cold, Cold Heart” by Tony Bennett playing in the background. Interestingly, the video talks about the perfect love,which doesn’t limit itself to the best gift. It ends with snapshots of all kinds of couples; same gender ones,the fairytale frog and her princess, cats and dogs, and even milk and cookies.

The Horse in Motion

British photographer Eadweard J. Muybridge , whois widely considered the pioneer in motion picture technology, was born on 9thApril 1830. To commemorate his 182nd birthday, Google put up a video depicting galloping horses . Muybridge developed this as a study to find out if all four feet of a horse set off the ground at the same time while trotting. The study is popularly known as Sallie Gardner at a Gallop , and thisclip was shown on a Zoopraxiscope , a motion picture device developed bythe photographer himself.

Earth Day 2012

The world celebrates Earth Day on the 22nd April, and this year Google pitched in with an interactive doodle onit home page. This was probably the least impressive animated doodle this year, but it’s interactivenonetheless. Unlike computer generated graphics, the doodle comprised of snapshots of areal garden, where flowers had been placed artificially. The final logo resembles a barren garden that eventually grows flowers.

Zip Up Your Curiosity

The most impressive doodle for the year till date has to be the one celebrating Gideon Sundbäck ‘s 132nd Birthday , which went live on 24th April, 2012. The interactive doodle celebrated the birthday of the Swedish-American electrical engineer, who is famously known for inventing the zipper. The doodle was a huge zipper running across the screen that unzipped to reveal more about Sundbäck. This is by far the most innovative doodle till date, which makes us even more curious to find out what the search giant has in store for us over the next four months.
Which of the above Google doodles do you like best?


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