Illustrations have long been a staple of Google products dating back to the the first Google Doodle in 1998. Now, with last year’s introduction of Material Design in Android 5.0 Lollipop, illustrations are used everywhere by the company. It’s no surprise that Calendar really takes thrives from illustrations as people like to see a graphics represent what they’re doing. And now over twelve new illustrations are being added to Calendar.
Stella Schieffer, a product manager at Google, explains the use of illustrations in Calendar:
“Your calendar is more than just a list of dates and times — it’s your life! That’s why Calendar adds illustrations to many of your favorite events automatically.”
In addition to having illustrations for new events like weddings and Halloween parties, Google announced that illustrations now appear in thirty languages. Dutch, Finnish, Catalan, and Korean are among the languages supporting illustrations.
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Google is also encouraging people to send them suggestions for new illustrations. To do so, take a picture and tweet the photo with the hashtag #makethemost attached. Who knows, Google might choose it when the next set of Calendar illustrations is released.