The unique doodle took more than 250 hours to make.
How much time does an awesome Google doodle take to make? Probably a few hours on talented hands. But this year’s Christmas doodle, which ran from December 23-25, took about six months and 250 hours to make. Google wanted to go out with a bang, apparently.
Micheal Lopez, Google Chief Doodler (that’s his actually title, btw…we kid you not), spoke to Wall Street Journal on the incredible amount of labor and hours went into making the extremely unique doodle for Christmas.
Lopez and a team of four worked began work on a doodle that was divided into 17 sections. Each section, or piece, was a portrait of a destination from around the world. The work was divided among them, with Lopez taking responsibility for six pieces.
With a unique concept such as this, Lopez wanted to unveil the doodle in sections over three days, but when Google executives saw the logo in its final glory, a decision was made to post the entire piece at once. It was also decided that the doodle will be published on December 23 and not on the day of Christmas alas it slips under the radar. People would be busy on the day, they argued, and Google knows these kind of stuff.
”I thought, ‘Is my mom going to be available to play this on Christmas Day?’ The answer is, no, she’ll be making me food!” Mr Lopez said
Check out www.google.com/logos which features every single of the 900 doodles Google has ever made.