Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google  homepage to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Who chooses what doodles will be created and how do you decide which events will receive doodles?

A group of Googlers get together regularly to brainstorm and decide which events will be celebrated with a doodle. The ideas for the doodles come from numerous sources including Googlers and Google users. The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries that reflect Google’s personality and love for innovation. Do they all get featured? Nope, but we think this Star Wars Google Doodle masterpiece we discovered on ArtStation should well be IOHO. Props to the artist!

How many doodles has Google done over the years?

The team has created over 2000 doodles for our homepages around the world.

How can Google users/the public submit ideas for doodles?

The doodle team welcome ideas from users – you can email your proposals here. They receive hundreds of requests every day  so cannot respond to everyone who submits. For those interested, you can find the full archive here.