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Today's Google Doodle Celebrates Summer With Takashi Murakami

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Japanese artist Takashi Murakami designed today's Google doodle logo.

My kids finished school last week but they’re still excited about today, the technical start of summer. There is something about officially ushering in the new season that is fun and kid-like. Even for us adults, who continue to work all summer, there is still a relaxed expectation that lazy days of hanging out by the pool and on the beach are finally here. Google celebrates those fun-filled days with today’s logo from famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami.

It is a superflat logo. Here is how PC World explains the concept:

Superflat refers to an art movement created by Murakami that attempted to introduce the international art scene to Japanese artists, animators, cartoonists, and more. The idea was that “such categories of creativity are not as rigid in the Japanese system, and might all be thought of as ‘art,’” according to Kaikai Kiki, Murakami’s art production and artist management corporation. The style debuted in 2001 with a three-part Superflat exhibition that toured museums in Europe and America.

Murakami is excited to have created today’s logo. He tweeted about it earlier, “Amazing! I & kaikaikiki team are so happy this Happening! Thanks a Lot team Google!”

 

What was your favorite Google doodle this year?

 

More Google Doodles:

Les Paul: Playable Strings

Richard Scarry’s Busytown

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