Google has updated its Google Doodles site. And added a merchandise store as well. Geektastic.
Google Doodles started out merely as a method of livening up the Google homepage on certain holidays. But they proved so popular that Google began producing more and more of them, and they now use them to mark birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. They have also moved on a little, with the static, 2D designs being complimented by videos, animations, and even playable games.
Google Doodles has had its own dedicated section of the search and advertising giant’s website for a while now, but it’s just been given an extensive overhaul. Every Google Doodle ever created is now available to view, watch, or play. All of which can be sorted by year and country to make it a little easier to find your favorite.
Better than that, even, is the new Google Doodles store on Zazzle which has everything from clothing to posters, from mugs and skateboards available to buy. All complete with a Google Doodle printed on it, of course.
Until now the only way of snagging Google Doodles merchandise, at least the officially-sanctioned stuff, was through the employee store. So you knew if you saw someone wearing a Google Doodle t-shirt that they either worked for Google or knew someone who did. If I were a Google employee you’d know in advance what to expect for Christmas. Every year.
Now, any Tom, Dick, or Harry can get their hands on official Google Doodles merchandise. The prices aren’t bad, either. The only question that remains is which Google Doodle design you’ll personally choose?
This is a geek’s wet dream. The chance to not only browse every Google Doodle ever created but to buy products with them printed on as well? I’m there.