Google Doodle: Celebrating Anniversay & History
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary change of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to celebrate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.
In this article, we will take a look at some past Google Doodles and what they commemorated:
Google Doodle honors those who gave support during the Covid-19 pandemic
On Tuesday, a Google launched a new Google Doodle to emphasize the importance of others’ comfort and support in trying circumstances.
Each state and U.S. territory was allowed to submit a candidate, and the winning Doodle will appear on Google’s homepage that day.
A 16-year-old Florida high school junior girl named Sophie Araque-Liu created this year’s Doodle, titled Not Alone.
Google claims that Araque-Liu and her mother’s bond, which provided solace to the adolescent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic’s isolation, served as the inspiration for the Doodle, which shows two individuals in each other’s arms.
The Doodle was developed as a reminder of the assistance that may be required in dire circumstances.
“I care for myself by accepting others’ care for me,” Araque-Liu said. “Often I struggle to shoulder a burden on my own, and forget that I have so many people, like my mom, who care about me and want to help me. Opening up and letting others support me not only relieves my stress — it lets me tackle things I could never do on my own.”
Araque-Liu “hopes her Doodle will remind individuals that they are not alone, even at the toughest of circumstances,” Google stated about her wish.
Araque-Liu will be awarded a $50,000 technology grant to aid her school and a $30,000 college scholarship as the overall winner of the Doodle for Google competition.
On the news website, you can view a complete gallery of all the Doodle for Google nominations and finalists.
Simba Daily wrote that Google Doodle’s 2023 contest edition will accept entries starting this winter.
Google Celebrates The Appalachian Trail With Doodle
Millions of people visit the Appalachian Trail each year, and thousands make the attempt to hike the full route from Maine to Georgia.
Google contributed to the A.T. celebration with a photo from the region of Virginia.
The 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Maine to Georgia, was featured in the Google Doodle on Monday. The Appalachian Trail was one of the nation’s original National Scenic Trails when The National Trails System Act was passed on October 2, 1968. Tennessee is one of the 14 states the trail passes through, which may surprise those unfamiliar with its route.
The Appalachian path is located for around 75 miles in Tennessee, but the Appalachian Trail Conservancy estimates that there are another 220 miles of the path that run along the state line between Tennessee and North Carolina.
The most popular photogenic location along the Appalachian Trail, McAfee Knob in Roanoke County, is featured in the Google Doodle created by artist Nate Swinehart.
There are another twelve panels that highlight additional attractions along the Appalachian Trail, the world’s longest hiking trail.
Google Doodle Celebrates 93rd Birthday Of Polish Sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz
In June 20, 2023, Google Doodle marked what would have been the 93rd birthday of Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz, who pioneered a new type of art textile sculptures of the human figure called the Abakans.
Magdalena Abakanowicz was born in Poland, on June 20, 1930. She saw World War II which according to her, affected her psyche and made her grow up at a young age.
After the war ended, Abakanowicz started studying at the secondary school for plastic arts in Gdynia in 1948 and later graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1954.
She developed a soft sculpture that turned fabric into three dimensions which hung from the ceiling and were called Abakans based on the last name of its creator.
“Is it a tapestry or a sculpture? Magdalena Abakanowicz’s figures of woven fibre broke the mold when she pioneered a new category of art known as Abakans.”
“Today’s Doodle celebrates the Polish sculptor and multi-element artist”, Google wrote on Tuesday.
Her artwork merited her the top prize at the 1965 São Paulo International Art Biennale. She would later win many other awards such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in New Jersey, the Award for Distinction in Sculpture from the Sculpture Center in New York, and the Commander Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta in Poland.
Magdalena Abakanowicz holds dear the “sociological phenomenon of the crowd”, which states that an individual loses his or her individuality in the crowd. She considers it as one of the most important statements about humanity. The inscription can be seen in Chicago’s Grant Park.
Many museums and exhibitions across the world have showcased Abakanowicz’s work.