The idea for Google’s “Doodles” originated back in 1998 when its founders Larry and Sergey played with their logo to indicate that they were in attendance at the Burning Man Festival in Nevada. A few doodles were posted sporadically for the next couple of years, mostly for holidays and other major events. In 2000, the CEOs asked future webmaster Dennis Hwang (then just an intern) to design a doodle logo for Bastille Day. The pair enjoyed his result so much that he was named the company’s chief doodler. Since that time, a much larger team of designers has been employed to meet the international demand for Google doodle redesigns. They have created 1,126 to date, including over 300 doodles in America and over 700 international designs!
You can check out every Google Doodle ever done!