Google Logo All Stripes? It's Abstract Art For Agnes Martin Birthday

Mar 22, 2014 - 9:16 pm 3 by
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Today's Google Doodle, Google logo, is for the 102nd birthday of Agnes Martin. That is why the logo looks like stripes or big vertical lines. Agnes Martin was an abstract artist or painter who was born on March 22nd.

Here is the Doodle:

Google Agnes Martin Doodle

The interesting part for me is that today is also my birthday and I always wondered if the personalized birthday logo overrides the Google Doodles. In other words, Google will show you a birthday logo for your own birthday, if Google knows your birthday and you are logged in.

Being that today is my birthday, I wondered if Google would show the Agnes Martin Doodle or my very own birthday logo. What did Google do? They did both.

On desktop I saw my personalized birthday logo:

google birthday logo for me

On mobile, I saw the Agnes Martin Birthday logo (yes I was logged into both):

mobile Agnes Martin Birthday logo

In any event, this is not about my birthday, it is about Agnes Martin who was born on March 22, 1912 in Macklin, Canada and died on December 16, 2004 in Taos, New Mexico. You can learn more about this painter and artist at Wikipedia.

Here is a video interview:

Forum discussion at Google+.


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