Google Signals First Day of Spring With Marimekko Doodles
Google celebrates the first day of spring with new doodles from Marimekko Corp., a Finnish textile and clothing design company.Google is celebrating the change of seasons around the globe today with Marimekko designed First Day of Spring and Fall doodles. Today, March 20, 2012, the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere marks the arrival of spring, while in the Southern Hemisphere, the equinox welcomes fall. 2012 marks a year, when Marimekko's hometown of Helsinki, Finland, sits at the forefront of the worldwide design discussion. The logos are the first international Google doodles that are created by a Finnish designer.
"We are thrilled about this creative collaboration that got started when Google Vice President Marissa Mayer visited our textile printing factory in Helsinki," Mika Ihamuotila, president and CEO of Marimekko, said in a statement. "Marimekko design is all about understanding the beauty of life just as we encounter it every daycelebrating everyday moments and the special characteristics and nuances of the different seasons. Thus, with the First Day of Spring and Fall doodles, we want to inspire people to free their own creativity and have fun with itevery day and each season."