Gideon Sundback's 132nd Birthday

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Apr 24, 2012

Few have heard of Swedish-American inventor Gideon Sundback, though most people use one of his inventions every day. I certainly hadn't heard of him before I began work on this doodle celebrating his work on the zipper, which he filed a patent for in 1914

Such an iconic piece of fabric fastening needs little introduction, so I collaborated with doodle engineer Kris Hom to develop an interactive zipper on the homepage which zips opens to reveal search results for "Gideon Sundback."

Happy zipping!

Posted by Sophia Foster-Dimino, Doodler

Location: Global

Tags: Birthday, zipper, Animation, Technology, zip