February 19, 2008
Happy birthday, Photoshop and Lightroom
Is today, February 19th, "The Most Important Date In Digital Imaging History"? That’s the case Jeff Schewe makes on Photoshop News. On this date in 1990, the first version of Photoshop shipped to the world; exactly five years ago we saw the debut of Photoshop’s Camera Raw plug-in; and one year ago today, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 made its official bow. Jeff posts all kinds of good info on the site, and in a sidebar he asks "Where were you on 2-19-1990?" (I thank goodness that no digital cams were on hand there to capture my hairdo.) For a bit more info and color, see Lightroom PM Tom Hogarty’s post on the occasion.
A history of logos, great desktops, and more
- Neatorama features a history of tech company logos, from Adobe to Xerox. Who knew about the 1,000-armed Canon, or Nokia and the fish?
- Google invites kids to “Doodle 4 Google.” The winner gets a $10,000 college scholarship and a $25,000 technology grant for his/her school.
- Tap some taproot with the cute Jacobs & Sons Carrots logo (diggable). I also enjoy the efficiency of the Colorado Conservation Trust mark.
- Having grown up with the illustrated genius Richard Scarry, and having just gotten some of his books at a baby shower, I’m especially charmed by this Beastie Boys Sure Shot remix. [Via Marc Pawliger]
- Veerle has posted a bunch of lovely patterns, plus plenty of links you can use for further pattern research/inspiration.
- Smashing Magazine offers up some “(Really) Stunning Desktop Wallpapers.”
- Concept art:
- There’s plenty of 50’s art and illustration on Plan59.com
- For related goodness, see the I Love My Electric Appliance!! Flickr pool. “Lots of overjoyed women leaning on stuff,” notes Core77.
- Vanity Fair hosts a slideshow of classic Hollywood lobby cards from the late screenwriter Leonard Schrader’s collection.
- The Hatch Gallery offers up a sample of contemporary letterpress work. [Via]
- I enjoy the Art Deco stylings (not to mention the writing) in 1930’s The World in 2030. [Via]
- Also from the Thirties, you might like these Colliers ads and illustrations. [Via]
- Talk about dedication to a (suddenly) losing cause: a guy gets a Pats tat on the head. [Via, of all things, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me]