Google celebrates Oskar Fischinger’s 117th Birthday with special doodle

Today's Doodle aims to pay homage to Oskar Fischinger, while allowing users to compose their own visual music.

Google celebrates Oskar Fischinger’s 117th Birthday with special doodle

New Delhi: Online search giant Google is celebrating Oskar Fischinger’s (22 June 1900 – 31 January 1967) 117th Birthday with special doodle.

Today's Doodle aims to pay homage to him, while allowing users to compose their own visual music.

In the world of design, Fischinger is a towering figure, especially in the areas of motion graphics and animation.

He is best known for his ability to combine impeccably synchronized abstract visuals with musical accompaniment, each frame carefully drawn or photographed by hand. A master of motion and color, Fischinger spent months — sometimes years — planning and handcrafting his animations.

Fischinger was also a prolific painter, creating numerous works that capture the dramatic movement and feeling of his films within a single frame.