Summer solstice is the longest day of an year, though Google named the Doodle as - First Day of Summer Doodle by Takashi Murakami 2011. When the Earth's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun, it occurs the longest day or summer solstice which falls on Jun 21 of each year.
The technology giant asked Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to produce the special Doodle to dedicate the exceptional day. Murakami's work is usually known for its appropriation of high art forms such as sculpture, which he then melds with low art themes from pop culture to mass media.
Unlike its recent Doodles, Google decided to go simple to mark summer solstice. The third letter of the logo - 'O' has been replaced by the image of the Sun and the multi-colours gave a summer touch to the Doodle. Google features the special logo for the countries in northern hemisphere.
Technology giant Google never misses a chance to feature Doodles on its search engine homepage globally and locally. The interactive and beautifully designed Google Doodles remind us about special days and life of great artists and scientists.