There was pretty interesting news yesterday that NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) impact did find evidence of water on the moon.
Equally if not more interesting is how quickly Google jumped on the news:
Copyright Google 2009
Google has always done lots of science related logo’s. They are the only ones I know of who marked the anniversary of the barcode’s creation or Samuel Morse’s birthday.
However, I can’t recall Google ever putting up a logo for a news event as quickly as they did yesterday regarding yesterdays announcement.
Logo © 2007 Google Inc.
I guess it would be safe to say that’s hinting at global warming. This is somewhat of a departure from previous years which are available after the jump. Interestingly I can’t find anything for last year (2006). Not sure if they just didn’t archive it or if they skipped earth day last year.
What makes this interesting is the more bold logo comes after Yahoo announces it’s going green.
This makes me wonder how environmental concerns will impact IT and the web in the coming months/years. It seems it’s becoming more and more important. Something tells me a majority of the change will be purchasing carbon credits. I’m not so sure the tech for going green is moving as fast as social consciousness.
I really love how Google dresses up their logo for various days. They don’t just do the “big ones” like Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July. But even more obscure stuff.
Image Copyright Google Inc.
Just really well done, creative stuff. Links to Louis Braille’s Birthdate.
This website doesn’t even have a favicon, much less a logo or some sort of branding.
Anyone want to be creative and come up with something? I’ve been using that alien thing for my personal posts for some time.
Something that resizes, could be favicon, avatar, AIM Buddy Icon, Logo on this site, category icon, etc.
Submissions welcome. Something spiffy, simple, and representative of the Screen Name.
(I royally stink as an artist. My stick figures are pathetic, hence the reason it hasn’t been done yet).