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07/15/2010 09:28 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Josef Frank Google Logo Celebrates Designer's Birthday (PICTURE)

Google's logo is looking far more colorful today. Wondering what's up? We've got answers.

The search engine has swapped its primary-colored logo for a purple, orange, blue, brown, and red design that pays homage to architect and designer Josef Frank.

July 15 marks the 125th anniversary of Frank's birth.

World Correspondents writes of the designer,

Josef Frank was one of the famous Austrian architects and interior designer during his time. He was known for his numerous architectural designs when he worked for Svenskt Tenn design company for which he played a key role in the company's showing at exhibitions in Warsaw and Prague in 1938 and the international Paris Exposition des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne 1937, New York World's Fair of 1939-40, and Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco of 1939. In fact, with his excellent architectural designs, he won the Grand Austrian State prize in architecture in 1965.

"A monochrome surface is tiring; the more ornamentation, the more calming is the effect," Frank once said, and indeed his designs are colorful, detailed, surprising, and animated .

Check out the Josef Frank-inspired Google logo below, then see more of Frank's designs here and here.