Google, the search engine, has become as familiar to me as my cup of tea in the morning. I arrive at work, switch on the computer – check my emails and then open Internet Explorer and am greeted by a big Google logo. Often, I don’t even register it – I just type something else into the search bar and off I go – wandering around cyber-space in search of information.
Today, however, was one of those rare days when I actually stop to admire the Google logo. Because today it is fruity and tropical – in celebration of (what would be) Albert Szent-Gyorgyi’s 118th b’day.
Albert von Szent-Györgyi de Nagyrápolt (September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986) was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937. He is credited with discovering vitamin C and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle. Hence the large, ripe orange in Google’s nod to him.
Another particular favourite of mine was the icecream Sunday logo back in April:
The power of branding knows no bounds. That’s why it’s crucial to develop a logo and eye-catching marketing material when organising a night/ exhibition/ talk etc. It’s always exciting to see what artists come up with for their exhibitions at Rook Lane – especially when it’s a collective and so requires a group effort on marketing.
Come along tonight from 6-9pm for the preview of Somerset Art Weeks BlueII exhibition – a selection of wonderful creations – inspired by an 18th-century dyers woad recipe book from Wallbridge Mill.