“Sergei turned to marketing manager Susan Wojcicki, who found illustrator Ian Marsden and put him to work.
In May 2000, Ian created the first Google doodle. It featured—surprise, surprise—aliens making off with our logo.”
What could be more appropriate than to use her very own in-house creative department for her photography and logo needs?
Even our dog “Watson” now features prominently in several images as the Love French Linen dog. Undoubtedly he will start his very own newsletter soon, when his modelling career takes off. ðŸ˜Š
Sheryl did a wonderful job and put a lot of thought and care into her linen collection. Please have a look and forward to your friends who might be interested in French linens for bedroom, dining room, bathroom and kitchen.
I hope you enjoyed some of the updates and I thank you for your interest.
As of this monday there are two new Marsden Designed Cappuccino Cups with saucers in the RITZENHOFF collection.
Coffee Love cup and saucer sets are super fun (and big! for coffee lovers like myself) and I personally find the whole range gorgeous, not only my own designs. 😎
Wonderful French Linen products from the south of France.
I just had the pleasure of being of some assistance with my design skills to my lovely wife Sheryl, helping her put together her logo and amazing new website for her wonderful new French Linen shop called “Love French Linen”
If you love sustainable und eco friendly high-quality french linen then I can only recommend that you visit the site which went live a few days ago, and recommend it to your friends. There is also a Facebook page you can like and a blog also published by Sheryl with news about Linen but also France and other bio and eco related posts.
Linen fabric and products, sustainably grown and processed in Europe, and handsewn in our small studio in the south of France.
Traceable. Environmentally friendly. Traditional expertise and quality. Monogramming, made to order sizes, and custom made items! E-mail us your requirements and we will be delighted to make your items for you.
The link is the same as the name of the shop: http://lovefrenchlinen.com
There are products for the bedroom ranging from linen pillow slips, linen duvet covers and sheets, for the bathroom you have honeycomb linen bath towels and makeup and laundry bags, in the kitchen you have towels, aprons, pinafores for adults and children, wine and bread carriers and bags, for the dining room you can find lovely linen napkins, tablecloths and table runners and place mats. Monogramming is available and many of the items are available in a wide variety of colors. See the color and fabric chart below.
The Very First Google Doodles by Ian David Marsden
As a professional artist, illustrator, cartoonist and character designer, one of the highlights of my career so far is certainly that I happen to be the very first Google Doodle artist. 🙂
It was tremendous fun and I was totally delighted when Google contacted me to be their first artist. Back then I was working out of a one bedroom studio in Santa Monica, California and we were trying to keep our little two year old baby in diapers, so the whole magical world of the internet in it’s very first pioneer days was a wonderful and thrilling place to be and I was honored and thrilled that I was able to actively participate with Google and some of the other projects I helped realize back then. Even in those early days it was clear to me (and most other people) that Google was headed for greatness. 🙂
The first Illustrations I made for Google, were shown on April Fool’s Day 2000. Google launched the amazing MentalPlex Technologywhere you could just think of what you were searching for and Google would find it. I created a little character and made some animated GIFs to explain how it worked.
The third series of Google Doodles I designed were the Olympic Doodles for the Summer Olympics in Sydney – Google Doodles Summer Olympics in Sydney with the little ‘Kangaroodle” I also created for Google and for the event. I have never received more fan mail than I did during the days these olympic google doodles were online. Hundreds, probably thousands of e-mails from all over the world. All of them positive and friendly. 🙂
I recently opened my own instagram art feed with hundreds of my illustrations and cartoons. I am delighted that in a few short weeks it has already gathered almost 800 followers.
I try to update it on a regular basis and I also include spontaneous sketches and doodles and other fun stuff from my studio. So if you like drawing, sketching and doodling then this feed might be for you.
Interview avec illustrateur et dessinateur Ian David Marsden sur le blog Stampaprint
Stampaprint.fr, vedette du secteur de l’impression en ligne, vous introduit aujourd’hui dans le monde de l’art graphique et de la satire. Ce sont les pierres angulaires de la carrière de Ian David Marsden, dessinateur américain désormais installé en France. Une carrière qui l’a amené dans la Silicon Valley, chez Google, avant que celle-ci ne devienne aussi célèbre, où, étonnament, il n’est pas resté. On lui a demandé pourquoi – son amour pour la France pourrait être une explication possible? Découvrez-le, en lisant son interview.
Parmi ses projets actuels, une BD, des dessins animés pour le web et pour la télé, l’illustration de livres pour enfants… En ce mois de février, une collection de tasses à cappuccino, avec ses dessins, va sortir chez Ritzenhoff. Si vous voulez personnaliser vos tasses aussi mais que vous n’avez malheureusement pas le même talent pour le dessin que Ian David Marsden (on est nombreux, pas de panique!), Stampaprint.fr vient à votre secours avec sa gamme de produits.
Voici ce qu’il a répondu à nos questions.