Google Images Terminal


“Google Images Terminal – What Google Images would have looked like in the 1980s”
(c) 2012 mass:werk – media environments, N. Landsteiner, <>
A working service after a video by “If Google were invented in the 80s”.

Google™ is a registered trademark of Google Inc., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The artistic layout is the intellectual property of

Neither this page nor the author of this page is in any affiliation with Google Inc. The page accesses search and news services by Google™ in order to provide realistic results in an artistic layout by The last item of any search results always provides a direct link to the corresponding Google™-search as provided by <>.
This service connects directly to without any intermediate service point or gateway. No search data is transmitted to or from this website.

Usage Notice:
•  Page back and forth in results using the cursor/arrow keys.
•  Return to the home screen and start a new search by hitting the "0"(zero) key .
•  Hit "ESC" to start a new search regardless of the application's current state.

Additional Features: URL Parameters & Special Queries:
q=query  ...  search term
u=username  ...  login as a specified user
kbd=1  ...  force to show a virtual keyboard
display=color  ...  set the display to color mode (default)
display=green  ...  set the display to monochrome green
display=amber  ...  set the display to monochrome amber
crt=1 or scanlines=1  ...  show scan lines
E.g., the following URL will give SpiderMan a search for "elgoog":
Link: /?u=SpiderMan&q=elgoog

See also:
•  “Google Terminal – Geek's method to access Google via terminal command lines in 1980s.”
•  Don't miss the “prequel”: “Google60 – Search Mad Men Style” – <>
•  Gamified: “Google-Asteroids – Arcade Style Search” – <>
•  Archived: “Bing Terminal – What Bing would have looked like in the 80s” – <>


What is Google Images Terminal?

Google Images Terminal is a web-based simulation that brings to life the look and feel of a classic terminal interface. It turns the page into a command-line interface, complete with ASCII art, monospaced fonts, and a blinking cursor. Here, you can enter commands to navigate Google Image Search in an old-school fashion.

The inspiration comes from a video by, which envisions Google's appearance in the 1980s. It's not an official Google Inc. product, but rather a creative rendition by N. Landsteiner.

Enjoy additional features like the virtual keyboard, color modes, scan lines, and specialized search queries.