I’m to Google and Matt Cutts as Trekkies are to the Starship Enterprise and Captain Kirk. I may not write about Google a lot on this blog, but I follow everything Google including their infamous Google Doodles. For those who are not familiar, Google Doodles are the creative little Google logos that you see when you place a search on the homepage of Google (www.Google.com). They have been around since Google launched in 1998, though have become uber cute and quite an outreach project over the past few years (students win contests & have their doodle featured on Google).
I think this Halloween 2011 Google Doodle is “ranked right up there” with their super cool Pac-Man Google Doodle, and the elegant doodle done for what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday. It is a video clip instead of a standard logo graphic. This isn’t the first time that they have used a video that looks like a Google Doodle, but this one sure took a lot of work. Compared to Google Doodles of Halloween pasts, this year’s is impressive and takes the cake.
Check out this video to see how it was made:
This 2nd video is the actual Halloween 2011 Google Doodle.
As you can see, it was not a doodle at all
You can explore the history, fan creatives and the official collection of Google Doodles at http://www.google.com/logos/index.html.