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As a first-year university project, I created two animated Google Doodles. One is to honor Bridget Riley, a famous British Optical Artist, for her birthday on April 24th, and another for US Independence Day, a traditional American holiday on the Fourth of July. As an autistic person, I also created a third Doodle for Autism Acceptance Day, which is another name for "Autism Awareness Day" on April 2nd.

Bridget Riley

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  • Well-known English painter for an art movement with optical illusions, also known as "Op Art"
  • Born on April 24, 1931, in London
  • Moved to Cornwall during WWII
  • Studied at Cheltenham Ladies College
  • Worked in an advertising agency
  • Influenced by Jackson Pollock and Futurist artworks she saw in Venice, Italy
  • Her first solo exhibition was held at Studio One in London in 1962
  • She traveled to different countries, including Egypt and India, and found historical detail that influenced her to turn them into one of her paintings
  • The idea for the Bridget Riley Doodle was to recreate one of her artworks, but using Google’s name and color scheme
Google Doodle for Bridget Riley (Concept 3 in Animated GIF)
Google Doodle for Bridget Riley (Concept 2 in Animated GIF)
Google Doodle for Bridget Riley (Concept 1 in Animated GIF)
Google Doodle for Independence Day (Concept 2 in Animated GIF)
Google Doodle for Independence Day (Concept 3 in Animated GIF)
Google Doodle for Independence Day (Concept 1 in Animated GIF)

US Independence Day

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  • Birthday of the country, United States of America
  • On the 4th of July, a Declaration of Independence was adapted
  • The day when the Thirteen Colonies of America declared themselves to be "united" states and no longer part of the British Empire, though the American Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783) continued for some time after
  • On July 4, 1777, Bristol, Rhode Island became the first town in the USA to celebrate Independence Day
  • The Declaration of Independence was signed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Congress made the day an unpaid national holiday for federal workers in 1870
  • In 1938, it became a paid holiday across the country
  • Based on the inspiration of an old, static US flag Doodle design, I thought about doing a Doodle that “comes alive”

Autism Acceptance Day

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  • World Autism Acceptance Day is a declared name-change for World Autism Awareness Day
  • An internationally recognized day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging the Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world
  • Autism is a lifelong neurological condition that manifests during early childhood, irrespective of gender, race, or socioeconomic status
  • Neurodiversity is the assertion that atypical neurological wiring is an average human difference that is to be tolerated and respected as any other social difference
  • The neurodiversity logo, which is a rainbow infinity icon, celebrates diversity and hope and is a common motif in the autism rights movement
  • I created an animated Doodle incorporating a spectrum-colored infinity symbol, a symbol approved of by actual autistics, for autism and the neurodiversity movement
Google Doodle for Autism (Concept 1 in Animated GIF)
Google Doodle for Autism (Concept 2 in Animated GIF)
Google Doodle for Autism (Concept 3 in Animated GIF)

Other Projects

Google DoodlesUniversity Project

#YouAreNotAloneBlueUniversity Project

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Contact Email: robbie [at] ierubino [dot] com