Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Doodle Chris

Your most loved musically-slanted resigned Canadian space explorer has shown up in today's Google Doodle.

A delightful little toon Chris Hadfield might be discovered strumming a guitar in Google's tribute to John Venn, known as the maker of the Venn graph.

he intelligent doodle lets guests pick two classes to uncover something that fills amidst the Venn chart. Joining music and space will get you Hadfield, while combine move and "flourishes in chilly" will get you a Zamboni. Go to the Google landing page to see all the syntheses.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

List of Google Doodles in 2013

The Google Doodle is an artistic version of the Google logo. Google Doodles represent events like holidays, anniversaries, or current events. Some of the doodles were limited to Google's country specific home pages while others appeared globally. January 9 The 150th anniversary of London Underground coincided with a Doodle based on the Tube map. January 16 Google celebrated the 112th birthday of Frank Zamboni with an interactive doodle that allowed the player to ride a zamboni to clean an ice rink. January 26 Google celebrated India's 64th Republic Day, which marks the anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of India. The doodle featured an image of India's national animal; tiger, which appears to be glaring at you, while India Gate appears at the lower left corner. The name "Google" is featured as stripes on the tiger's body. Australia Day was also celebrated on January 26 with a Google doodle consisting of a night scene with gum trees and stars. The second "g" in Google was formed by a kangaroo with a joey in the pouch waving the national flag. February 4 Google paid tribute to the Canadian penny being withdrawn from circulation. The doodle featured the Google logo coloured entirely in copper, with the first "O" being replaced by a rotating penny. Google also celebrated Sri Lanka's Independence Day with a doodle that features the Google logo with some colors of the Flag of Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka's lion interpolated with the first G. February 6 Google celebrated the 100th birthday of Mary Leakey, a British archaeologist and anthropologist, who discovered the first fossilized links between apes and humans, in Africa. The doodle featured Leakey working at an excavation site marked with footprints, where she is surrounded by archaeological tools like brush, leaf-and-square and trowel, and two dogs playing around the site. February 8 Google India celebrated 72nd birthday of Jagjit Singh, a prominent Indian Ghazal singer, songwriter and musician. The doodle featured Jagjit, with his hands on the harmonium, as the logo appears partly hidden behind him. February 14 Google celebrated Valentine's Day and also the 154th birthday of an American engineer George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. in a single doodle. The doodle was interactive, with a heart shape button in the middle, which when clicked, rotates the two ferris at both of its side. February 15 A doodle celebrating the fly-by of asteroid 2012 DA14 was withdrawn after a meteor injured more than 1000 people in Russia, although the two events are probably unrelated. February 19 Google celebrated the 540th birthday of Nicolaus Copernicus with an animated doodle of Copernicus's model of the solar system. February 22 Google UK celebrated the 88th birthday of Edward Gorey with a series of drawings in his distinct style.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Doodle Do

Doodle Do is a British television programme designed for pre-school children. It is currently aired on the CBeebies channel. The programme features three "Doodle Doers" — puppets called "Dib-dab", "Scribble" and "Stick" — who interact with a human presenter, Chris (played by Chris Corcoran, a Welsh stand-up comedian).
Dib-dab, Stick and Scribble are literal glove puppets, as they consist of colourful knitted gloves decorated with eyes, noses, and hair. They are operated by three puppeteers who remain concealed behind features of the studio set, such as curtains or boxes, or beneath the raised studio floor. One episode was filmed in the French Ski Resort of 'Les Deux Alpes'.

The programme is a loose "how to" arts feature similar to SMarteenies, but aimed at an even younger audience. Chris and the puppets explore making models from boxes, simple collages and so on. A story is featured, during which the puppets play characters using the items they have created.

The programme always ends with some "Doodle do" and "Doodle don't" advice, such as "Doodle do: have fun with your model car, and doodle don't: forget to tidy up afterwards".

There are also small 5-minute portions of the show called "Doodle Do Making Moments" which are broadcast. These feature one 'make' and do not have much of a storyline.

The three puppets have distinctive personalities. Dib-Dab (Yvonne Stone) is giddily enthusiastic, concerned for others and loves the colour pink so much, that whenever it seems someone else is going to get the pink paper, she will whimper with misery and longing; Scribble (Adam Carter) is a bit of a comedian with a fondness for puns; and Stick (Mark Mander) is rather anxious (similar George from Rainbow, whom Mark Mander has also "played"), and often needs to be reassured by Chris. Stick enjoys chanting the word "Blob" whilst painting or glueing, and seems to get into a trance-like state doing so.

The music includes a gamelan-style tune that accompanies the doodling of animated sandworms in each episode.

Monday, 5 September 2011


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. Stereotypical examples of doodling are found in school notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other common examples of doodling are produced during long telephone conversations if a pen and paper are available.

Popular kinds of doodles include cartoon versions of teachers or companions in a school, famous TV or comic characters, invented fictional beings, landscapes, geometric shapes and patterns, textures, banners with legends, and animations made by drawing a scene sequence in various pages of a book or notebook.