Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Google Logo

Mar 27, 2012 • 8:07 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Logos

Today on Google's home page is a special logo for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Today would be his 126th birthday. He was a well respected German architect who lived half his life in Germany and the other half in America.

This may be one of the widest static Google logos on the home page ever, reaching 638 pixels wide.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Google Logo

He was born on March 27, 1886 in Prussia and died at the age of 83 in Chicago on August 17, 1969. Some of his more well known buildings include Barcelona Pavilion, Tugendhat House, Crown Hall, Farnsworth House, 860–880 Lake Shore Drive, Seagram Building, New National Gallery, Toronto-Dominion Centre and Westmount Square.

He was most well known for creating a new style of architecture that was modern and traditional at the same time. The Google logo resembles that look of clear long lines (i.e. wide Google logo), many windows and so on.

For more on Mies, as he was commonly referred to, see Wikipedia.

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Sanket Rane

03/27/2012 04:41 pm

Its good that Google does what we all aspire to do even when, they are not on this blue ball.(sanket rane)


03/27/2012 06:23 pm

Not saying that Google doesn't have big issues, because it does. Still,  it's pretty cool that they do these creative daily logos. I enjoy them. 

Nadori El

03/27/2012 06:46 pm

I didn’t know him before but after I watched this video on youtube which gave me an overview about him and really I loved his projects! we need like this persons really!

J Robie

03/27/2012 11:02 pm

I live in Lafayette Park, Detroit,  in one of the glass "jewel boxes" created by Mies.  I've been able to reside in one for over forty years and it still looks like "the future."

J Robian

03/28/2012 06:33 am

Wow This Is The Best

Josiah Garber

03/30/2012 01:24 pm

For a second I thought this was Ludwig Von Mises.  Maybe someday...

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