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  Google today! Maurice Sendak classic 'Where The Wild Things Are' as a Google Doodle
Nanette Hoogslag
posted on June 10, 2013 at 12:15

Googling today is a lovely surprise and a treat for illustrators. 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) has made it as a Google Doodle on the Google Home Page. It celebrates the authors 85th birthday. But do I think of him as an author? Yes very much so, but for me, and I believe for many others, I see him even more as a most inspiring and original illustrator.

The way the feel of the particular book 'Where The Wild Things Are' is gelled with the Google Doodle concept - using little bit of interactive animation - honors the spirit of the book, and shows how contemporary these drawings really still are. It is also lovely to be able to get a direct link to all the information about this great illustrator. He might not be known as an editorial illustrator, but sure is the inspiration to many of them.

Google homepage

Read more on Google Doodles here in Illustration Daily in an article by Pawel Pokutycki