The People Behind Google's Doodles

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Wed, Aug 15th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Small but fascinating article by the BBC showcasing who the people behind the Google Doodles are and the unusual no-need-to-credit-us culture that permeates within.

They are seen by hundreds of millions of people. Some are put together in a few hours - others, like the Freddie Mercury tribute, take several months to complete. All are created by the handful of "doodlers" who sit in a small office in California.

The team's "creative lead", Ryan Germick, says he doesn't dwell on the idea of his work being viewed by such a mindboggling number of people.

"Human brains are not built to understand how hundreds of millions of people interpret something. For me it's more about seeing if I can make my colleagues laugh, or learn a new technique. Then I've done my job.

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