The Adobe Illustrator Story

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.