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Flopsy, Mopsy, and Google

July 28, 2008

Hey, look, Google is celebrating Beatrix Potter’s birthday today:

Beatrix Potter was born on this day in 1866, and while she is well known for her children’s books, this famous author was also committed to conservation efforts and the revival of Herdwick sheep in the Lake District of England.  For this, she earns a special tip of the tall hat from Mr. Crumpet.

The art on the Google logo depicts Peter Rabbit’s escape from Mr. McGregor in the first Beatrix Potter tale.  It’s an homage to the distinctive illustrative style of Potter, a self-taught artist, who possessed a keen eye for the natural world and its creatures.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. truce permalink
    July 29, 2008 4:38 pm

    One of my favourite illustrators! Such beautiful colouring and attention to detail 🙂

  2. July 30, 2008 11:10 pm

    Ours too!

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