Logobook

“The monumental archive Houplain amassed is the foundation of this ultimate logo reference guide, featuring approximately 7,000 specimens organized alphabetically, with information about the designers, year of creation, country, brand, and company. Moreover, the book includes an extensive critical essay on brand culture by French philosopher Gilles Lipovetsky, and an introduction by Ludovic Houplain explaining the creation process of the film Logorama, from its inception to its finalization.” —Taschen

Logobook

The monumental archive Houplain amassed is the foundation of this ultimate logo reference guide, featuring approximately 7,000 specimens organized alphabetically, with information about the designers, year of creation, country, brand, and company. Moreover, the book includes an extensive critical essay on brand culture by French philosopher Gilles Lipovetsky, and an introduction by Ludovic Houplain explaining the creation process of the film Logorama, from its inception to its finalization.” —Taschen

Google Doodle honors the 150th birthday anniversary of artist Gustav Klimt
“The doodlers and I have waited for his big 150th birthday, so I knew that I had to brighten up the homepage in his iconic style. Using (faux) gold leaf and oil paint, I wanted to pay homage to Klimt with his most famous painting, “The Kiss.” I hope that our humble doodle does his brilliant legacy some justice!” — Jennifer Hom, via Google

Google Doodle honors the 150th birthday anniversary of artist Gustav Klimt

“The doodlers and I have waited for his big 150th birthday, so I knew that I had to brighten up the homepage in his iconic style. Using (faux) gold leaf and oil paint, I wanted to pay homage to Klimt with his most famous painting, “The Kiss.” I hope that our humble doodle does his brilliant legacy some justice!” — Jennifer Hom, via Google

Google Doodle for Mary Blair
Mary Blair’s 100th birthday anniversary is honored with a colorful Google Doodle logo. The Walt Disney storyboard artist, born on October 21st, 1911, is fondly remembered for her often whimsical, illustrative style in children’s books (notably Little Golden), advertisements, and concept art for classic Walt Disney animated films. And she especially was known for her wonderful use of color, as highlighted in a new Oscars tribute video.
“…Although Mary Blair is perhaps best known for the design of Disneyland’s “it’s a small world” attraction and park murals, her concept artwork for “Cinderella,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan” in the 1950s, as well as for earlier short subjects, reflects her unique sensibility and lasting influence on animation…”  —The Academy on Mary Blair’s World of Color - A Centennial Tribute

Google Doodle for Mary Blair

Mary Blair’s 100th birthday anniversary is honored with a colorful Google Doodle logo. The Walt Disney storyboard artist, born on October 21st, 1911, is fondly remembered for her often whimsical, illustrative style in children’s books (notably Little Golden), advertisements, and concept art for classic Walt Disney animated films. And she especially was known for her wonderful use of color, as highlighted in a new Oscars tribute video.

“…Although Mary Blair is perhaps best known for the design of Disneyland’s “it’s a small world” attraction and park murals, her concept artwork for “Cinderella,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan” in the 1950s, as well as for earlier short subjects, reflects her unique sensibility and lasting influence on animation…” 
—The Academy on Mary Blair’s World of Color - A Centennial Tribute


Interactive Google Doodle remembering Art Clokey with Gumby characters
Google celebrates the 90th birthday anniversary of Arthur “Art” Clokey with an adorable, animated, interactive Gumby themed Google Doodle logo design (including Pokey and friends).

October 12, 2011, we celebrate Gumby creator Art Clokey’s 90th  birthday, and Google is honoring this stop motion pioneer with a doodle.  Google’s home page will feature a unique interactive stop motion clay  doodle created by the Clokey Productions Premavision studios. Coinciding  with the birthday fanfare is the premiere of the new http://www.Gumby.com website—Gumby’s new home!
"The Google Doodle is the perfect tribute to my fathers work," says  Joe Clokey, Art Clokey’s son and creator of Gumby’s new website. "Art’s  life and film career were ahead of their time. My dad would have been  thrilled to be connected with Google in this way."
A true visionary and pioneer, Art Clokey touched millions around the world with his creations. Art’s clay animation short Gumbasia expressed an exciting kinesthetic brand of film making that has influenced many of our current leading directors…” —press release about Google Doodle for Gumby’s creator and the launch of new Gumby World site for classic film clips, history, products, and biographical information

“G” and “J” Blockhead, “Square Thinkers” (Gumby’s nemeses)
Prickle without Goo (dragon of dinosaur?)
Pokey pony (best friend and sidekick)
Aside from honoring the birthday of the late Art Clokey, the new Google Doodle is a fun way to reintroduce the characters made of clay from the stop-motion animated television classic. There’s plenty to read and watch about innovation in animation with Gumby.com as the base—only wish there were larger, archival images and photographs. Below is one of the old video gems:


Art Clokey’s early Gumby action / Montage of Clips from 50′s Episodes

Interactive Google Doodle remembering Art Clokey with Gumby characters

Google celebrates the 90th birthday anniversary of Arthur “Art” Clokey with an adorable, animated, interactive Gumby themed Google Doodle logo design (including Pokey and friends).

October 12, 2011, we celebrate Gumby creator Art Clokey’s 90th birthday, and Google is honoring this stop motion pioneer with a doodle. Google’s home page will feature a unique interactive stop motion clay doodle created by the Clokey Productions Premavision studios. Coinciding with the birthday fanfare is the premiere of the new http://www.Gumby.com website—Gumby’s new home!

"The Google Doodle is the perfect tribute to my fathers work," says Joe Clokey, Art Clokey’s son and creator of Gumby’s new website. "Art’s life and film career were ahead of their time. My dad would have been thrilled to be connected with Google in this way."

A true visionary and pioneer, Art Clokey touched millions around the world with his creations. Art’s clay animation short Gumbasia expressed an exciting kinesthetic brand of film making that has influenced many of our current leading directors…” —press release about Google Doodle for Gumby’s creator and the launch of new Gumby World site for classic film clips, history, products, and biographical information

Blockhead G and J, Gumby Google Doodle
“G” and “J” Blockhead, “Square Thinkers” (Gumby’s nemeses)

prickle animated character in gumby themed google doodle
Prickle without Goo (dragon of dinosaur?)

Pokey pony in Art Clokey Gumby Google Doodle
Pokey pony (best friend and sidekick)

Aside from honoring the birthday of the late Art Clokey, the new Google Doodle is a fun way to reintroduce the characters made of clay from the stop-motion animated television classic. There’s plenty to read and watch about innovation in animation with Gumby.com as the base—only wish there were larger, archival images and photographs. Below is one of the old video gems:


Art Clokey’s early Gumby action / Montage of Clips from 50′s Episodes