With numerous street art/mural festivals being organized around the world, with the idea of bringing the finest street art to city centers and beautifying the urban area, Google recently took a slightly different approach to the concept with their Data Center Mural Project. The idea of this massive program is to beautify their large data centers around the globe and connect them with the people that drive and walk past them. Whether it’s sharing photos, searching the web, or translating languages, billions of requests are sent to these […]
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With the late Keith Haring’s birthday today (May 4th), Google has put up a tribute icon at the top of the search page. The street legend would have been 54 years old today if not for his untimely death in 1990. This “google doodle” is just one in a long series of variants that have celebrated a multitude of topics that feature art familiar to AM readers including Murakami, Norman Rockwell, and Jackson Pollock. Discuss Keith Haring here.
Since you are reading this article, you are probably familiar with the internet and thus familiar with the occasionally changing Google icon (see Jackson Pollock & Norman Rockwell). Well, the next artist that has been commissioned is Takashi Murakami to celebrate the summer solstice which lands on today, June 21st. Entitled The First Day of Summer, the superflat movement founder has decided to enlist the help of his Kaikai and Kiki characters as well as his multicolored flowers. These images were produced over a three month […]
Just like they did with Jackson Pollack, Google has decided to celebrate famed painter/illustrator Norman Rockwell with their ever-changing icon. If you are fans like us, you might also want to check out this fascinating book “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” that shows all the photo references that he used in his iconic Saturday Evening Post covers. Examples after the jump…
Google is celebrating influential American abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock’s birthday today with their ever changing icon at the top of their search page. We wonder what percentage of people who use google everyday actually recognized the reference. If you haven’t watched the 2006 documentary “Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?“ we recommend it as it has become somewhat of a cult classic for the art world. The video centers around a truck driver named Teri Horton who may have purchased a Pollock painting worth […]