Google originallogo was designed by Larry Page using a free graphic software tool called ‘GIMP’
How many Years is Google today?
Google is today celebrating its 25th anniversary with a new Doodle that shows the evolution of the company’s logos over the years. Found in September 1998 by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google has redefined the way we look and search for information on the internet.
The new Doodle will be visible in all parts of the world, with the exception of a few regions like China and Russia. In a post, Google takes a trip down memory lane, mentioning how Sergey Brin and Larry Page met at Stanford University’s computer science program in the late ’90s and shared a vision of making the internet more accessible.
The duo started working on their idea, making a prototype for a better search engine in their dorm. Eventually, they moved the operation to a rented garage in Menlo Park, California, where they formed Google Inc. The post also reveals Google’s anniversary logos over the years, with the latest one replacing the two ‘o’ with the number 25.
The Google logo has been modified multiple times in the last 25 years. (Image Source: Google)
Originally called ‘BackRub’, the search engine was later renamed to Google, originating from the word ‘googol’, which means one followed by 100 zeroes. In 1998, Larry Page worked on a computerised version of the Google logo using a free graphics software called ‘GIMP’ and added an exclamation mark mimicking ‘Yahoo!’.
Google Logos and Its Changes
Over the years, Google has changed its logo multiple times, but the first major overhaul came in 2010. This was followed by a new flat logo unveiled in 2013.
The latest logo change came in 2015 when Google introduced a new logo with colours but changed the typeface to ‘Product Sans’, a font created by Google itself. However, the alphabet colours remain unchanged.
From the 3D logo that looked like it was designed using the Word Art tool in Microsoft Word to the “Material You” themed logo that we all know, Google has come a long way.