Adobe’s 25th birthday!

John Warnock introduces and demos Adobe Illustrator 1.1 for its first launch 25 years ago.


So… it’s Adobe’s 25th birthday!

Or may be in our case we should celebrate “25 years of Adobe Illustrator” :)

May be a lot of the readers here are the same age and may find the following video and text interesting in order to know better the best logo making tool out there. Anyway – here’s what I’ve found in an online encyclopedia starting with “W” and ending with “ikipedia”:

Versions 1–1.6 (Illustrator 88)

Adobe Illustrator was first developed for the Apple Macintosh in 1986 (shipping in January 1987) as a commercialization of Adobe’s in-house font development software and PostScript file format. Adobe Illustrator is the companion product of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is primarily geared toward digital photo manipulation and photorealistic styles of computer illustration, while Illustrator provides results in the typesetting and logo graphic areas of design. Early magazine advertisements (featured in graphic design trade magazines such as Communication Arts) referred to the product as “the Adobe Illustrator”. Illustrator 88, the product name for version 1.7,[2] was released in 1988 and introduced many new tools and features.[3] As of 2011, the Adobe Illustrator ’88 file format is used in the MATLAB programming language as an option to save figures.”

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I’ll bet we’ll go back to the basics with Adobe CS6’s interface ( looking what’s in PS CS6 )..


BONUS / handpicked youtube comment :

This brings back great memories. I bought AI one month after it was first released in April ’87 for $500. It started my current freelance career, and I’ve made a lot of money with it. Can’t wait to check out AI CS6!!! ( adobephile )