Google Celebrates Alexander Calder’s Birthday with a Special Google Doodle

Screenshot of the Google doodle on July 22nd celebrating Alexander Calder's birthday.

I don’t know how I missed this but on July 22nd Google had a very special Google doodle on their homepage celebrating the 113th birthday of artist Alexander Calder. Google doodles are what it’s called each time Google changes the logo on their homepage to celebrate a special occasion, usually a holiday, important date in history, or in this case a birthday.

You may remember The Culture Report’s post on the recent Google doodle designed by Takashi Murakami to celebrate the Summer Solstice. What made the Calder Google doodle so unique is that, like Calder’s mobiles, it was kinetic and rotated and swayed in response to clicks and drags.

Scroll down to check out a video of the Calder Google doodle in motion. You can also log on to to view an archive of over 300 Google doodles or log on to The Calder Foundation’s website to learn more about Alexander Calder’s life and work.

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