Oodles of Googles

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CNN is outing one of the Internet's best-known artists today. While the name Dennis Hwang probably doesn't mean anything to you (no offense if you happen to be Dennis Hwang's mother), you've almost certainly seen the 28-year old's artwork: Hwang's the guy that draws all those fancy Google logos celebrating everything from Michelangelo's birthday to National Library Day. And what a guy! According to the CNN piece, Hwang was actually an art major in college, before interning in the tech sector with Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin back in 2000. But how'd he land the plush drawing gig? When the pair heard Dennis had some sort of art background, they casually asked him to try his hand at a logo variation, and he's been doing it ever since. Supposedly, drawing only consumes about 20% of his job (he's also a manager in charge of all of Google's webmasters). Even more surprising is the fact that Hwang ends up doing a lot of all-nighters to get the images done in time!

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July 20, 2006 - 6:37am
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