Google Brings The Johnny Cash Project to Chrome

This week marked the eight anniversary of Johnny Cash’s death. Google didn’t give Johnny a doodle, unlike Freddie Mercury earlier this month. However the Googlers did create a special theme for their Chrome browser based on The Johnny Cash Project. And they announced it on Monday Night Football earlier this week. (Watch the commercial above.)

As you may recall, The Johnny Cash Project was launched as a global art initiative to honor the legacy of the influential singer.  The project asked fans to use a custom drawing tool to create personal portraits of Johnny. Then, the images were integrated into a music video set to “Ain’t No Grave,” the first track on the album released posthumously in February, 2010. The clip right above brings you inside the making of the crowdsourced video. The end result can be viewed right here.

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