5. Keith Haring

Date: May 4, 2012

One of the '80s downtown artists in New York City, Keith Haring depicted the vibrant street culture of the city in his graphics. His technicolor works featured cartoonish figures that danced and grooved across his canvases. Google used Haring's iconic 2D figures to spell out the company's name. The animated drawings swayed across the screen with the same dynamism that Haring brought to his drawings.

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