Oct 18 2010

Google and YouTube wished John Lennon a Happy Birthday

Posted by Knonie

This is October 2010. John Lennon was shot dead on 8 December 1980. If he were among us, he would be celebrating his 70th Birthday with us on 8th October…

But it still looks like if he’s among us. His message of Peace and Anti-War policies is still in the air.

This year, I’ve observed that his birthday was celebrated with more zeal, and due to this wonderful fast technology, we can get updated about all the events. YouTube shared a video message by Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono, and fans responded it with so many tribute videos and messages. YouTube also changed its Logo to mark this Birthday event.

Lennon-YouTubeIt had a pen-drawing and a Lennon’s caricature, the kind of drawings Lennon used to make.

Google celebrated Lennon’s Birthday with yet another unique style. This time, they used the Video Doodle. That was the first time Google used a Video Clip instead of image logo.

On visiting the Google page, the logo looks like the following image, with a red PLAY button:

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After clicking the Play Button, a YouTube video starts playing there, featuring line drawing animations with some lines from Lennon’s song “Imagine” in the background.

Here’s the video clip featured inside the Google doodle:

“You May say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one”

– John Lennon, “Imagine”


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Oct 8 2010

Give Peace a Chance: A small tribute to John Lennon on his 70th birthday

Posted by Knonie

“You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.”

He never got tired raising his voice for Peace. He wanted everyone to live together as one, he wanted governments to stop imposing wars on other countries, for any reason, but he was shot…

He was the great John Lennon

He was a star being a member of The Beatles, and he became an even brighter star as a solo artist.

“If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that’s his problem. Love and peace are eternal.”

Below are few Peace and Revolution related graphics I designed, inspired obviously by Lennon’s work. [Click each image to enlarge]

This is Peace4 PiecesRevolution RocksRevolution Rocks

“If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace.”

Just to let you know that we love you John, and your message of love & Peace will stay forever…

Happy 70th Birthday John…!!!

And Yoko Ono, We love you too… You’re so sweet…

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