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Anatomically accurate fossils in the shape of letters in the Google Logo

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MeargleSchmeargl

Being a highschool student, I am eligible for the Doodle 4 Google contest (https://doodles.google.com/d4g/). I already know good and well what'll inspire me (pretty self-explanatory by my being on this form), and I want to find anatomically accturate fossils that resemble the Google logo letters. I need the following:

 

G: Uppercase G

 

x2 O: 2 unique specimens that resemble Os (can just be circular)

 

g: Lowercase G

 

l: Lowercase L

 

e: Lowercase E

 

 

I will consider any recommendations for any letters. If I get somewhere in this contest, I will make sure to provide updates! 

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Fossildude19

Looks like great minds think alike, Mike. ;) 

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Mediospirifer

I'll third the heteromorph ammonite for the lowercase 'g'. :D

 

How about an edrioasteroid for an 'o' or 'e'? A belemnite for the 'l'?

 

And don't forget coprolites. They can come in all sorts of shapes!

 

Edited by Mediospirifer
Corrected spelling of 'heteromorph'.

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ynot

Crinoid columnals pieces (in cross section) for o.

Belemnite for the l.

 

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Pagurus

An enrolled trilobite might work for the lower case "e", if it's positioned just right. Lots of good ideas here already. Now you've got me thinking of next year's Christmas card already!

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hauyn888

Thats great ...!

 

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aplomado

Foozil nailed it!  Except, maybe a femur for the lowercase "l" !

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WhodamanHD

Great job @Foozil!

I can see it now....

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Sagebrush Steve
21 hours ago, Foozil said:

Like this?

 

Good luck in the contest!

Ok, now, @MeargleSchmeargl, you have to figure out something else.  It needs to be your creation, not someone else’s. :mellow:

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Foozil
1 minute ago, Sagebrush Steve said:

Ok, now, @MeargleSchmeargl, you have to figure out something else.  It needs to be your creation, not someone else’s. :mellow:

My one was only a rough idea, the cropping and everything is terrible, was just to give Meargle Schmeargl some ideas :) 

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Sagebrush Steve
Just now, Foozil said:

My one was only a rough idea, the cropping and everything is terrible, was just to give Meargle Schmeargl some ideas :) 

And I meant to say I was impressed with what you came up with.  Very creative!

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Foozil
Just now, Sagebrush Steve said:

And I meant to say I was impressed with what you came up with.  Very creative!

Oh ok, thank you :)

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oldtimer
6 hours ago, aplomado said:

Foozil nailed it!  Except, maybe a femur for the lowercase "l" !

I second this idea.

Nice work guys.

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Peat Burns

Maybe 2 different fossils for the "Os"?  Cross section of a horn coral for one? (Sorry, I have an affinity for horn corals).  Crinoid columnal for the other? (Although I do like fossildude's Agnostid idea :) ).  Tully monster for the "L"?

 

@Foozil 's is awesome BTW 

 

Would be a great submission for National Fossil Day which is in October, I believe.

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MeargleSchmeargl
21 hours ago, WhodamanHD said:

Great job @Foozil!

I can see it now....

Similar, and I was going to add some background (as though the guys just dug it up).

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MeargleSchmeargl
9 hours ago, aplomado said:

Foozil nailed it!  Except, maybe a femur for the lowercase "l" !

Femur was my first thought for "l". Easily recognizable.

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MeargleSchmeargl

I have now come to a decision On what to use as my letter templates! Some of which I used from suggestions (because with some I honestly couldn't think of a better idea), and others I came up with something else entirely:

 

Capital G: This lovely Ammonite

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x2 O: A flower and echinoid

 

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Lowercase g: Heteromorph Ammonite (Because I can't think of anything else that fits the role)

 

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Lowercase L: Mosasaur bottom jaw

 

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Lowercase E: Enrolled Eldregeops (from a textbook that labeled as Rana before it was switched from Phacops)

 

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With this, I put together a rough template for the piece on Adobe Illustrator. Unfortunately, can't put it on here ATM due to file size and the fact that I can't view it on my phone. :ank:

 

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Tidgy's Dad
1 hour ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

I have now come to a decision On what to use as my letter templates! Some of which I used from suggestions (because with some I honestly couldn't think of a better idea), and others I came up with something else entirely:

 

 

With this, I put together a rough template for the piece on Adobe Illustrator. Unfortunately, can't put it on here ATM due to file size and the fact that I can't view it on my phone. :ank:

 

Excellent! 

And there have been lots of great suggestions from people.

What a helpful and imaginative lot TFF members are. :)

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ynot
1 hour ago, MeargleSchmeargl said:

Capital G: This lovely Ammonite

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I would flip this one so the ventral opening is on top.

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MeargleSchmeargl
1 hour ago, ynot said:

I would flip this one so the ventral opening is on top.

So upside down?

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ynot

Yes, but it needs to be rotated a bit too.

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