Today’s Site of the Day is the Beijing Olympics Google Doodles, all in one place. Illustrator Dennis Hwang, also known as Hwang Jung-moak, joined Google after studying art and computing at Stanford. As part of his position as international webmaster, he drew his first complete doodle for Google in July 2000, in honour of Bastille Day.
The Beijing Olympics Google Doodles are mostly based on animals of the Chinese Zodiac: buffalo, dog, dragon, horse, monkey, pig, rabbit, mice, rooster, sheep, snake, and tiger.
Also worth checking out are Happy Holidays Ribbon, Happy Holidays Kangaroos, Winter Olympics, Happy Holidays Cat & Mouse, Happy Holidays Polar Bears, Athens Olympics, Happy Holidays Snowmen, Happy Holidays Cartoon Characters, 2002 Winter Games, Holiday Doodles, 2000 Sydney Olympics, Fourth of July, and Alien Abduction.
Dennis gives a demo on the Google YouTube channel. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube
Earlier this year thousands of students entered the Doodle 4 Google competition. The project, open for K-12 students from registered U.S. schools, came with resources for teachers looking at ways of incorporating doodling with their curriculum. Forty students were chosen as finalists. Grace Moon’s winning entry, “Up In The Clouds“, appeared on the Google homepage on May 22, 2008.