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Dennis Hwang[edit]

According to this article, his Google Doodle was for Bastille day. But according to the Dennis Hwang article, it was for Independence Day. Ten days seperate each holiday. Which is it? --Mister Six (talk) 10:46, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

I fixed the Dennis Hwang article to match the official Google blog, not a Korean newspaper (with a broken link). Oh Snap (talk) 17:55, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Holiday Logos[edit]

I have removed all non-official logos of Google, as it infringes upon the fair-use rationale of the images. As Google has stated on their Holiday Doodles page - We have a variety of logos commemorating holidays and events. We've put them in this online museum for your amusement. Please do not use them elsewhere. link I appreciate the hard work that Wikipedians took in creating the table, but unfortunately it has to go. Please do not repost them. –- kungming·2 (Talk) 04:35, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

How About a Google Doodles Page?[edit]

Is there a reason there isn't a page listing all the Google Doodles? I realize that such a page couldn't actually contain the images (see above by Kungming2), but it seems like a logical thing to do. Is anyone against me creating a list or an index of sorts for the Doodles at List of Google Doodles or make Google Doodle not redirect to this page? –- tyler9xp 04:35, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, there's nothing against it, but a page as such would have to be significantly more user-in the next couple days I'll make the page, and I guess we'll see where it goes from there. –- tyler9xp 22:10, 24 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree, looking forward to your page, Tyler. (talk) 14:21, 27 April 2009 (UTC)

GIMP reference?[edit]

Seems too interesting to pass up that the first logo was created using the open source program GIMP. Think it should be mentioned?--MDSNYDER 22:59, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Maybe - do you have a source? — Matt Eason (Talk • Contribs) 01:16, 21 August 2007 (UTC) best I can do right now. I'm sure I read it in a history of google book too. --MDSNYDER 22:29, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

All we celebrate is Bastille Day...[edit]

According to ^ Hwang, Dennis. "Oodles of Doodles." Google (corporate blog). June 8, 2004. Retrieved on July 19, 2006. Hwang first designed the Bastille day logo (French independence, not American) for 14 July, 2000. Didn't change it because of the broken link reference. Any input? --MDSNYDER 04:06, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Yes, you're correct, it was Bastille Day according to Dennis' own personal blog. The link is indeed dead, and it points to Korean news article. I wouldn't be surprised if the Korean reporter got his facts wrong and was confused as to why an American would be designing a logo for a French holiday, especially one that lies so close to one the reporter is probably more familiar with, the 4th of July. I've gone ahead and changed it, and moved the reference down as well.-Jaardon 12:51, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

"Doodle" is a multi-day logo...[edit]

I just thought I'd mention that Google Doodle can refer to just the multi-day logos, or it may be used to refer to all of them. We might consider if and how to mention this in the article. --Bavi H (talk) 03:27, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

But as I remember...[edit]

... there's somewhere a webpage, that there are all the logos that Google had. You choose the date and You see the logo. Or something. But I cannot find it. :|   //Vinne2 [PL] —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:08, 30 March 2008 (UTC) -- (talk) 06:18, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
If you click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button without a search query, it will take you to the logo page. Alphius (talk) 02:17, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

New Favicon?[edit]

Google's new favicon was being discussed on the Google page, this should be included here, thoughts? (In case you didn't know, a Favicon is the icon normally shown next to the URL of a web address.) NeuroSynapse 08:33, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

need to look at the news[edit]

Today's Google doodle uses images of Fuwa, which is a trademark infringement. SYSS Mouse (talk) 16:54, 8 August 2008 (UTC)


Harsha —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:07, 23 March 2009 (UTC)

UFO in O[edit]

Google. Check it out: when you click today's logo (which features a UFO zapping up the third O), it searches "unexplained phenomenon". This is the most searched query on Google. But we do not know whether it is because Google links to it, or whether it is the reason for the logo. However, the story becomes even more complex. On Twitter, Google released a Tweet: "All Your O Are Belong To Us"- though in the simple code of numbers, where 1=a, 2=b, etc. Which connects and enhances the question: which came first? the Chicken or the egg. Because it looks like they're starting said unexplained phenomenon, based on the original phrase of All Your Base Are Belong to Us. Should this be included somewhere in the article? --DMP47 (talk) 17:11, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

The UFO is stealing the second 'o', not the third (because there isn't a third). Anyway, this whole thing has received attention from Mashable [1], The Daily Telegraph [2] and The Guardian [3]. I'm sure it's been covered by other sources, too. Does this make it notable enough for inclusion? VI talk 21:18, 5 September 2009 (UTC)
I think it's significant, especially with today's additional UFO doodle. --Dan LeveilleTALK 14:46, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, silly me. I mixed it up with the third letter, not O, of the word. I'm really not sure; it has disappeared. --DMP47 (talk) 17:41, 6 September 2009 (UTC)

Logo update[edit] You can also view it on the homepage. As far as I'm aware, this is a permanent update and is not a holiday logo. Actually, I am absolutely positive it is a new logo, successor to the previous one, although still looking alike. Somebody should update the page. I don't know how to insert/upload a new picture yet... --Lieutenant PieTALK 20:55, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Can somebody please get on this? RdCrestdBreegull (talk) 16:52, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

Hmm.. it seems that it changed back? (talk) 00:21, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

It's a new logo now. Hop to it. -- (talk) 07:30, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Google is alternating between the new and old logo so that people will get used to it. Should be included in the article? -- (talk) 01:59, 17 April 2010 (UTC)


Is it notable at all that if an obscenely long phrase (like a long website repeated several times) put in the search bar will cause Google to go to a page with some kind of error message, that displays the old logo? Has this happened to anybody else? 2D Backfire Master words deeds 11:50, 24 April 2010 (UTC)


In the Pac-Man section the article states that it was the first interactive logo. But the celebration of H.C Andersen April 02, 2010 had a logo where you were able to click through the fairy tale Thumbelina. Isn't that na interactive logo too? –- Tjorgensen 21:39, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

What's up with this?[edit]

I went to the Google search a few minutes ago and I'm confused by what I'm seeing. The Google logo bursts into an explosion of these balls. I don't understand the thematic significance of it. It appears this writer is just as much in the dark as I am about it. Smiloid (talk) 06:43, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

As with all Doodles, just click on them and a Google Search Query will start. In this very case it was commemorating the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the Buckyball structure.. Qwrk (talk) 07:42, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
Quit being such an elitist know-it-all when you yourself has no idea what's going on. The current Google logo isn't a hotlink. It doesn't even have a mouseover like every other Google logo thus far. Maybe you should try doing your research before you bother to click "Edit". It makes less people want to completely disregard what you have to say. Piconoe (talk) 09:01, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
Somebody should learn a little politeness. Just a bit of advice. Sincerely, your friend, GeorgeLouis (talk) 05:49, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

For the rest of my response here I'd kindly like to refer you to [Arkell v. Pressdram] (1971). Qwrk (talk) 15:01, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Just finished messing around with the HTML. Everything regarding the identity of today's logo is gibberish. Basically, they either don't want you to know, or they always name their files '038en38' and the like (note, that is not the name of the file, I just recently deleted it, and can't be assed pulling it back up). Piconoe (talk) 09:06, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
It's back to normal now, but it's been uploaded to Youtube There are some news stories on it this morning Smiloid (talk) 17:02, 7 September 2010 (UTC)


Not sure whether this should go into the article or not so posting it here. Google had a logo on the 115th anniversary of the discovery of x rays. The logo showed bones, the skeleton of a pigeon (google inside joke), keys and coins - all things that can be detected by x rays and were shown by Roentgen in the early days. More unusually there is a rubber duck in it, and a glow around the letters o and g that makes them look like 69.

Apparently, in 2010, a rubber duck was found through x rays in a dog, and a pair of surgical scissors in a 69 year old woman. Both were discovered only after 18 months. Perhaps that's the connection. See (talk) 08:51, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Interesting find[edit]

Just found this in Monty Python sketch (S01E07, 1969):

Author's name is Googie Withers. Don't think, there is actually any connection, just that the font used in Google logo is very similar to Book Antiqua. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:33, 9 January 2011 (UTC) (talk) 15:59, 19 February 2015 (UTC)


Much of this article lists Google Doodles, with short descriptions of them. Since there is already a "List of Google Doodles" page, this doesn't really seem necessary. Alphius (talk) 02:14, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

The list is very useful!


The favicon section says it was meant to be one of many icons optimized for mobile use. Are there others since then? --Dandellius (talk) 09:09, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Favicon change (approx Aug 13 2012)[edit]

As of August 13 2012, Google seems to have changed their favicon to a white lowercase g on a light blue backgound, replacing the previous favicon, a white lowercase g on a multicoloured background.

I have been unable to find any information on this topic; all the searches I do turn up either with info about Google's doodles or a 2008 favicon change. If anybody has more information on this topic, or if they find an article about it, I'd like to change the wiki page to include it. EDIT: Someone seems to have made this change. The page now mentions that the current favicon has a light blue background. However, the references given mention the 2008 favicon change, not the 2012 one. I'm going to move the references given to another sentence. The request for more information on the light-blue favicon still stands. Wolfgangmcq (talk) 17:29, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Doodle on Independence Day of Bangladesh[edit]

Google published a doodle on the Independence Day of Bangladesh (26 March 2013) which was very nice. But there was a small mistake with the dress of the lady on the drawing. Salwar is never put on by a lady with the combination of Saree which was drawn at the illustration by mistaken I assume. However, more professional work is expected from Google artists who supposed not to be students/novice in the field of art! By the way, Salwar is put on with combination of Kamiz; Saree is always put on with combination of Peticot and Blouse.


Could there be WP doodles? (Or would they generate as much noise as the April 1 offerings?) (talk) 16:59, 13 August 2013 (UTC)


The 2010 Google logo ended lifespan on Oct. 2, 2013, not Sept. 18, 2013. --[[Tariqmudallal · my talk]] 23:42, 6 December 2013 (UTC)


Google recently made a slight modification to their logo of several pixels. Should we acknowledge this? --Kylalak (talk) 21:18, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Google favicon in SVG format[edit]

Is it possible to upload an svg of the Google favicon? It should have a 32x32 native resolution. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Abckookooman (talkcontribs) 21:28, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

@Abckookooman: You mean like File:Google_favicon_2015.svg? --Ahecht (TALK
) 23:24, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Ahecht's cited wiki image file displayed is some 3rd party artwork created in Inkscape.

It is not the google favicon.

Google favicon is a white circle/spot,
overlaid by a sectored coloured G, (similar to 3rd party),
but in an entirely different, & narrower, font.

Google originals -
Google Image Search - Correctly displayed showing alpha-mask

Please replace with an accurate facsimile.

Abckookooman, since Google has not provided any SVG versions of their favicon, any SVG is going to have to be 3rd party artwork created in something like Inkscape. Google isn't consistent in their use of the white circle/spot, as this version doesn't use it. --Ahecht (TALK
) 21:34, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Request for addition of "G icon and 4 circles" section to page[edit]

Somebody please add a section that features images of and talks about the new G icon and 4 circles design. — Preceding unsigned comment added by M3OUU (talkcontribs) 16:45, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 September 2015[edit]

On the Google Doodles page, the logo from 2010 is no longer in use, so the sentence that says this is no longer accurate. (talk) 20:53, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

 Done --Ahecht (TALK
) 23:17, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 September 2015[edit]

Colorless logo The file for this image is an outdated logo. here is the URL for the newest version :

The Google big logo when a background image/doodle is set on the home page.

Dhilans (talk) 23:19, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure how this discussion is supposed to improve the article, the current logo is correct. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 06:41, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
@Dhilans: Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 06:44, 6 September 2015 (UTC)


Here's Gustav Jäger, in case you wanted to see him. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:07, 8 September 2015 (UTC)