Google goes doodle mad, latest is Dizzy Gillespie

Darren Allan

October 21, 2010

Today Google put up the latest in a long line of doodles celebrating the anniversaries of famous people or characters of one kind or another.

The Dizzy Gillespie doodle celebrated what would have been the jazz trumpeter’s 93rd birthday, with a stylised three colour doodle which showed off his iconic bent trumpet (stop sniggering at the back there).

It has been doodle mania at Google recently, as on top of this one, last weekend we had Oscar Wilde’s 156th, and the week before that it was John Lennon’s 70th. And indeed the previous week was the 50th anniversary of the Flintstones.

Then just before that was Google’s 12th birthday, a birthday cake doodle, and ten days before that, we had Agatha Christie’s 120th being celebrated by the search giant’s furiously sketching artists.

This year’s large increase in doodle output has included some fancy interactive affairs such as the playable Pac-Man which emerged in May, and the more recent buckyball and exploding sphere doodles.

What does the future hold? More interactive doodles, doubtless, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they become a weekly event, as they seem to have over the past month, more or less.


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