The first Google Doodle was born in the summer of 1998, when Larry Page and Sergey Brin took a vacation to the Burning Man Festival. The Doodle they created was simple, with the festival’s iconic stick man loitering behind the ‘O’, but users loved the playful addition to an otherwise simple logo.
Over the years Google has come up with some pretty creative logos. They refer to these temporary rebrandings of their logo as Google Doodles. Today’s Google Doodle of the cookie monster inspired me to make a list of the Top 12 Google Doodles. You can visit the Google Logos page to see all of them. The current Google logo was re-created in 1999 and has been going strong ever since.