Google today is introducing artists themes for your iGoogle start page. With a click of a button your personal Google home page will transform itself into your own personal gallery space. You can change out the art whenever you like from a large selection of artists, including Anne Geddess and Jackie Chan.
That is if you don't mind your art being displayed behind a text entry box in banner graphic format. If you want a larger canvas get a bigger monitor.
There is good news for those looking to keep a local tie going when they search the Internet, keep informed with world news, play games and email. They also are offering a Dale Chihuly theme among the 70 or so offerings. Graphics are available complete with floats, sea forms and many of the images we have come to recognize.
I will call it my Chihoogle search page.
I would love to see more local artists themes. Perhaps some South Sound artists will step up and create them.
Perhaps they could even start with the Chalk Challenge Collection featuring a variety pack of sorts.
From the official press release:
Where Art Thou?
Did you notice the chrome tulips on Google's homepage today? They are part of a special Google doodle done by renowned artist Jeff Koons. And that isn't the only art appearing anew on Google today. As part of our iGoogle Artists project, we have collaborated with almost 70 artists in 17 countries on 6 continents to create special iGoogle themes -- works of art that appeal to all ages and interests. Artists, designers and other notables involved include Jeff Koons, Dale Chihuly, Coldplay, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Michael Graves, Philippe Starck, Robert Mankoff, Mark Morris, Oscar de la Renta, Anne Geddes and Tory Burch. While the list of those who have contributed themes is impressive (I've only listed 1/5th(!) of the artists here), even more impressive is the art itself -- it's spectacularly beautiful!