The most popular search engine must be Google with its 1.17 billion unique searchers in december 2012. If you are making use of this search engine, you might have discovered the Google Doodles. The first doodle made was in 1998 to refer that Google would be out of service because of the Burning Man Festival that they were attending. Since then, the idea of making google doodles for important dates had begun.
Since the year 2000, Dennis Hwang is the artist who makes the illustrations for the popular search engine.
Also others collaborate with google and team up to make some interactive doodles. These are some of my favourites and the messages behind them.
first interactive Doodle for the 30the Anniversary of the game. (2010)
You could play the 8-bit game on the front page of the search engine.
> Freddie Mercury
in celebration of the 65the birthday of the deceased lead singer of the band Queen. (2011)
> Robert Moog
Google celebrated the 78th birthday of Moog, creator of the iconic synthesizer. (2012)
> Fall of the Berlin Wall
A movie behind this Google doodle, created for the 25th Anniversary of the Fall (2014)
With a click on the logo a movie starts to play. You can see the different parts of the Berlin Wall that you can find across the world.
> Amelia Earhart
In 2012, Google teached me about the first woman flying solo across the Atlantic. 115th birthday.
This illustration is just stunning. The logo of google is made by the airplane. The letters are written on the wings and the 2 O's that seem to be missing at first sight are formed by the front of the plane and Amelia's scarf.
> First human in space
Created by Hwang, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first human in space Yuri Gagarin in 1961. (2011)
I love how the typography reminds me of the sovjet-union, as Yuri was russian. His head replaces the first O in google and the second one is replaced by a planet.
For more, check http://www.google.com/doodles/