Doodles are known as the decorative changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists and scientists.
Having a little bit of fun with the corporate logo by redesigning it from time to time is unheard of at many companies but at Google, it is a part of the brand. While the doodle is primarily a fun way for the company to recognize events and notable people, it also illustrates the creative and innovative personality of the company itself
Today Google honors Art Clokey with a “Gumby”-Doodle on the homepage. Art Clokey was a pioneer in the stop motion clay animation. He was born on Oct. 12, 1921 – 75 years ago. His birthname was Arthur C. Farrington. When Art was nine years old, his parents divorced. He lived with his father, but he died in a car accident. His Mother and stepfather had no interests in him. So the 12 year old Art was adopted by Joseph W. Clokey. Art Clokey died in his sleep on January 8, 2010, at age 88, at his home in Los Osos, California.
There are lots more of Doodle for Google that Google created in a commemoration of remembering someone famous, or some event that is memorable.
Another Doodle that is awesome for me that Google has done so far is a tribute pay to Freddie Mercury. Watch the video of Doodle for Google for Freddie Mercury