Google is celebrating the work of graphic designer Saul Bass today, giving him his very own Doodle video complete with a musical composition by composer Dave Brubeck.
Today’s Google logo is a tribute to Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald who was born in Newport News, Virginia on this day in 1917. After taking the stage at Apollo Theater’s amateur night in 1934, Fitzgerald went on to become one of the most famous Jazz singers in the world, winning 18 Grammy Awards and selling more than 40 million albums.
Today Google is honoring the life of Leonhard Euler, a renowned Swiss mathematician who is credited with founding the concepts of most modern math including the notion of a mathematical function. Today on April 15, 1707 – 306 years ago today, Leonhard Euler was born in Basel, Switzerland. 76 years later, he died on September 18, 1783 in Saint Petersburg Russia.
Google and math go well together, don’t you think?
The logo was designed by Doodler Betsy Bauer, who illustrated the logo from the ground up. She explained:
“The idea for the final illustration came to me while I was doing one of my favorite things — sketching in a coffee shop. When drawing from life, you really observe how each human face is unique. People come in all shapes and sizes!”