Google wishes a happy birthday to alumnus Edward Gorey.
Google wishes a happy birthday to alumnus Edward Gorey.
March 1

SAIC Alum Receives Special Birthday Wish from Google

Google commemorated the birth of Chicago artist and SAIC alumnus Edward Gorey on February 22, transforming their logo to mimic the artist’s famously macabre illustrations. “The ghoulishly dark artist, who illustrated books from H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds to T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, would turn 88 if he were still alive today,” reported the Huffington Post on February 22. The artist, who attended SAIC in 1943, published his first book The Unstrung Harp in 1953, and went on to write and illustrate “a string of sweetly demented works” including the Gashlycrumb Tinies series. “Gorey passed away at 75 years old, but his legacy lives on in the work of Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler, surrealist filmmaker Tim Burton, and in gothic youth everywhere,” the article states.