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What is 137 years old, carries a bit of Victorian aesthetics, and can get out of anything? Houdini, of course.

In March, Google celebrated Houdini’s 137 birthday with a doodle. The funky and fun thing about the doodle is that Google drew on Houdini’s show posters for the design, giving us a peek into late Victorian design. The aesthetics here is fairly clean simple with funky lettering, a line drawing of Houdini, and the fun border at the bottom (do look closely).

Harry Houdini Google Doodle

For more info:

Harry Houdini’s birthday celebrated with a Google doodle and 10 things you need to know about the escapologist.”  Mirror.co.uk. 24/03/2011  http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2011/03/24/harry-houdini-s-birthday-celebrated-with-a-google-doodle-and-10-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-escapologist-115875-23012017/

Schroeder, Stan. “Google Doodle Celebrates Harry Houdini’s 137th Birthday.” Mashable. March 24, 2011. http://mashable.com/2011/03/24/google-doodle-houdini/

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