Google Doodle shines a light on the sun, Japanese artist


I’m a huge fan of Google Doodles and today’s summer solstice drawing by Takashi Murakami is no exception.

It seems fitting to bring in a contemporary artist who works in such eye-poggingly bright colors to do a summer sketch. This vivid hues are so quintessentially Japanese, long before Gwen Stefani thought about pulling inspiration from the island. Given the way Murakami repeats his icons it doesn’t seem hard to imagine him glancing around crowded streets or up at the towering skyscrapers to get that sense of being visually overwhelmed and bringing it into his art.

Click here for a link to see more of Murakami’s work.

Now go do something fun on the longest day of the year!

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