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Google honoring Winsor McCay with Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle (Google logo on its homepage) pays tribute to Winsor McCay with an interactive display of art reminiscent of McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland. Today is the 107th anniversary of the birth of the iconic strip.

Michael Cavna gives us details of Google’s approach to the topic of Winsor McCay and a history of McCay.

The Google Doodle team of artists, here spotlighting the talents of Jennifer Hom, certainly has done its homework. The animation captures McCay’s saturated colors, his exquisite nod-to-Art-Nouveau style, his visual whimsy and his sense of surreal scale – what Canemaker called “ravishing images that stay in the mind like remembered dreams.”

If you read this post after today, you can view the interactive doodle in the video below:

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