October 7, 2009

Fast, simple and now stylish: Google Chrome with Artist Themes

We're always keen to share updates about our browser Google Chrome. This past month, we launched a new stable release with speed improvements and updates to key features, as well as a little something extra to make your browser pop: themes. Today, we're excited to build on this initial splash of color. We invited leading artists, architects, musicians, illustrators, filmmakers and fashion and interior designers from around the globe to create artwork for an unusual canvas: the modern web browser.

The result?
Artist Themes for Google Chrome, a fusion of art and technology, with a hundred Artist Themes that we hope will enrich and personalize your web browsing experience.

We're honored to have had the opportunity to work with artists including Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer, Karim Rashid, Jonathan Adler, Oscar de la Renta, Anita Kunz, Tom Sachs, Kate Spade, Donna Karan, Kid Robot, Casey Reas, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Graves, Todd Oldham, Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Mariah Carey (and that's just to name a few!). For a taste of India, we have
Bollywood themes based on much-loved blockbusters and new releases. We would like to extend our thanks to all the artists for lending their vision, imagination and hard work to this collaboration.

For a behind-the-scenes look at one illustrator's unique creative process, check out the Google Chrome Blog. And for a preview of these themes, here's a video flipbook we've compiled to showcase some of the artistry behind this project:

If you haven't tried Google Chrome recently, download the latest version and give the Artist Themes a whirl.

Posted by Saurabh Chandra, Product Marketing Manager