Google Celebrates Martha Graham

Posted by Tim Mikulski, May 11, 2011 0 comments

Google's Logo for 5/11/11

Google's creative employees often take the opportunity to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, etc., by making special logos, aka Doodles, on their main page.

Some special Doodles in the past included an interactive Pac-Man game, a royal wedding celebration, and an ode to Marc Chagall .

Today is no exception as they put together an animated version utilizing a dancer in honor of the legendary Martha Graham, who would be celebrating her 117th birthday today.

Blakeley White-McGuire, who has been with the Martha Graham Dance Company since 2002, served as the model for the Doodle and she has been kind enough to share the video of that with ARTSblog:  

In addition to their staff-driven Doodles, the mega-company also sponsors an annual contest for the best Doodle designed by kids. This year's winner will appear on on May 20.

It's nice to see one of the most powerful companies in the world leading by example and devoting a little time to creativity and the arts. It's certainly a model that we all should encourage other corporations to follow.

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