is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Adobe’s Photoshop is the graphics software brand that successfully crossed over into the zeitgeist, but the company’s Illustrator product was no mean achievement either. This nineteen-minute documentary by Ami Capen tells its story, starting with its antecedents in traditional graphic design (if you remember Koh-I-Noor’s Rapidograph pens, you’ll smile or cringe or both) and through its evolution into a new category of software. In many ways, Illustrator was the breakthrough that created a whole new breed of designer; it’s nice to see it get a bit of the credit it’s due.
Via John Nack.+