Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Kid Wuz Robbed!

This picture was done by a third grader in West Virginia.*
It was a finalist a contest for kids- they had to design their own Google logo.
This one is much more original than the others. Too many had a cloying "I'd like to teach the world to sing and buy it a coke and keep it company" vibe.
I'd give first prize to this kid (with honorable mention to the entries which included a toucan, space aliens, an octopus, flying pigs, eyeballs, or clocks.).
The text it came with is pretty funny too:
"What if a fish swallowed a Google? He might oogle, zoogle, or boogle. He might get full before the gle and eat only the Goo...."
*no relation of mine.
Broken link fixed!


Sally said...

I agree. But the link to the finalists is a tiny locked gif?

Namowal said...

Yikes, thanks for pointing out the broken link, Sally. Did you get a chance to see his competition.
I feel a bit guilty taking pot shots at some of the his competition, considering they're only kids. I'm just annoyed that the judges overlooked something special.

Sally said...

no, I didn't see the competition but I hate that "I want to buy the world a coke" stuff. Interesting if google is censoring, is that what's going on?

Namowal said...

Nah, Google wasn't censoring. I botched the link myself. Whoops!

booda baby said...

Ha! If I got to pick, I'd have that kid for my own.

Linda said...

You know I love this one best. What a great contest. It's funny how much better (as a whole) the K-3 are than the others....until the kids get to high school and figure out that they don't have to strive to be "realistic."

Namowal said...

Hi Booda Baby,
That kid probably would be fun to have around. I bet there's some interesting art hanging on the fridge at his house.
Hi Linda,
There's a section from What it is where Lynda Barry points out what a roadblock it is when kids become aware of the concept of "good" and "bad" drawings.
I bet a lot of kids entered the contest with distracting concerns: Did I draw this detail right? Will the other kids think it's stupid? Will the teacher like it?
Such concerns probably didn't haunt the "What if a fish swallowed a Google...?" kid.