Did You Know? Google’s First Logo Was Created Using GIMP and Mimicked Yahoo!

Did you know that the first ever logo  created by Google was designed by Sergey Brin in 1998, using a very popular and open source , GIMP?


In addition to that, Sergey also added a exclamation mark to the end of the logo. He was actually inspired by Yahoo’s logo, who were the Internet giant in those days.

The current Google logo is derived from the original one, and uses the most of the original colors. Google is also famous for Google Doodles, which are basically Google Logos created to mark a special day or to celebrate birthday’s of famous personalities, the most recent one being the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Editor’s Note: “Did You Know?” is a new series in which we’ll give you fun facts  from across early computing era and the current tech world. We aim to present at-least 3 facts every week. For our readers convenience, we will tag all posts under , and occasionally as , wherever applicable. All “Did You Know” posts will be marked as [DYK] in the title in the future.

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