A doodle is an unfocused drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes.
The first Google Doodle was in honor of the Burning Man Festival of 1998. The doodle was designed by Larry Page and Sergey Brin to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Subsequent Google Doodles were designed by an outside contractor, until Larry and Sergey asked then-intern Dennis Hwang to design a logo for
Bastille Day in 2000. Hwang has been designing the Google Doodles ever since.
GOOGLE DOODLE ON THE BIRTHDAY OF NICOLAS COPERNICUS
GOOGLE DOODLE ON THE BIRTHDAY OF SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN