Japanese artist Takashi Murakami was commissioned by Google to produce today’s Google doodle which was put up on their homepage today for the summer solstice.
The multicolored Japanese anime-inspired illustration titled, “The First Day of Summer,” involves flowery bursts around the heads of Murakami’s funky characters shown above.
Murakami’s doodle represents the date of the summer solstice, but the doodle’s title is somewhat misleading – the solstice is not the first day of summer but rather the longest day in summer. Anyhow, Google has done us a big big favor by fulfilling the world’s daily need for Kawaii and glimpses of an acid trip for summer solstice. Thanks!
Also if you live in the southern hemisphere, this very same day could have been the winter solstice. Winter Solstice version below in Murakami’s doodle for Google Brazil.
Photo: Google Brazil
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