On August 30, 1998, Google employees ditched work and headed to Burning Man, the hippie gathering in Black Rock Desert, NV. They left a cryptic message on Google's homepage: Burning Man's symbol behind their logo. So rose the first Google doodle. "There was no master plan for doodles at that point," leader of the Google doodle team Ryan Germick told Time Magazine

Google doodles have since evolved, playing on designer Ruth Kedar's official red, blue, yellow, and green Catull typeface logo. From slight alterations to the search engine's homepage, to elaborate interactive and animated graphics, we give you The Best Art and Design Google Doodles Ever Created.

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