What’s Up With Google’s Homepage? Happy Birthday Josef Frank!

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You may have noticed today that Google’s Doodle on its homepage is an artistic tribute in honor of Josef Frank’s 125th birthday. So the first question is, who is Josef Frank?

An Austrian-Swedish architect and designer, Frank was known for his innovative designs and distinct patterns. Frank, who passed away in 1967, also helped found the Vienna School of Architecture.

“In honoring architect Josef Frank, we’re continuing a tradition of celebrating individuals from all walks of life who have had a lasting impact on people around the world,”Anne Baxter from Google Australia told the Brisbane Times.

While it’s quite common for Google to change its Doodle to commemorate an important date, they usually only do so for particular countries. Frank’s Doodle can be seen on all of Google’s homepages today. (See a gallery of Google’s best doodles.)