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Martin Luther King Doodle

Hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Monday, January 19, 2009
14 years ago4,972 views

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[added other doodles] [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The logo of this year is much nicer then previous years. Maybe it had something to do with Obama.

George R [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

In the above Google doodles for MLK day for five years, those for the years 2006, 2007, and 2008 lacked the "™" symbol. Those three were also the ones that lacked the second "o" in "Google". Is that the reason, or is it a coincidence?

May someone make their own doodle that is missing one of the letters of "Google" and use it for their own web site?

The 2008 doodle did have a small yellow mark where the yellow "o" normally is.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Another thing is that when you hover over the logo you will notice the alternate text says "Martin Luther King Jr. Day, by Shepard Fairey / Studio Number One".

A bit of searching reveals that Shepard Fairey is the artist that designed the famous Obama "HOPE" poster.

jerry thomas [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

What is the background of the MLK image – a map? old currency?

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