About Google’s Logo Doodle collection from 1997 – 2000.
Google has had several logos since its renaming from BackRub. The longest running official Google logo was designed by Ruth Kedar, and is a wordmark based on the Catull typeface. “There were a lot of different color iterations,” Kedar says. “We ended up with the primary colors, but instead of having the pattern go in order, we put a secondary color on theL, which brought back the idea that Google doesn’t follow the rules.”
In 1998 Sergey Brin created a computerized version of the Google letters using the free graphics program GIMP. These special logos, some designed by Dennis Hwang, have become known as Google Doodles. As of 27 September 2010, Google’s own gallery features 913 logos.
wikipedia: History of the Google Logo
My Top five Doodles from 1998 -2000:
November 26th 1998
History.com: Thanksgiving by Kathleen Curtin
Season’s Greetings with a Google Doodle
December 25th 1999
Life123: The Story of Frosty the Snowman by Jenney Cheever
Happy New Year!
January 1st 2000
YouTub: New Years Eve Ball Drop 2000
On Easter weekend, Google displayed this logo with an applet by Ken Perlin
May 1st 2000
The PhotoArgus: 20 Easter Egg Photos to Inspire you this Holiday
2000 Summer Games in Sydney – Cycling
September 21st 2000
SR – Olympic Sports: Cycling at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games
Doodle 4 Google – Google Doodles Animation
A fun animation of sample Google Doodles to highlight the Doodle 4 Google art competition. Read more
Check back Next week for the 2001 Google Doodle’s