January 4, 2007

20 YEARS



January 1987. Macworld Expo. For the first time ever, Adobe Illustrator version 1 is revealed to the world.

Thank you John Warnock and Michael Schuster. Thank you.

7 comments:

drew said...

Indeed! Thank you!

Dave Cross said...

I remember it well... and I remember spending an entire day at a trade show a few weeks later demonstrating how to trace a bitmapped apple with the Pen tool. I got pretty good at it after 7 hours straight!
Thanks for the memory jolt Mordy

Mordy Golding said...

Anytime Dave. Just to put things in perspective, I was 16 at the time.

Phillippe JACQUES said...

Illustrator 1.0 was a buggy app !

Just to small to run on a Macintosh Plus with, yes, with only 1 Mb RAM from a floppy disk and smart enough to quickly fill the memory of any Apple Laserwriter, the first PostScript one ! Despite so few font available to download on it....

But what a big step to compare with Cricket Draw, the first ever Postscript app !

Hue, you remind me some special days of my life !


Thanks Mordy for all those message

Lee Harper said...

I read somewhere that version 1.1 came with a video of John Warnock demoing the program.
If anyone has a copy of this video, I think that it would be great to put a copy up on guidebookgallery.org or You Tube. It would be a great way for us all to celebrate what the program has become over these past 20 years : )

Teri Pettit said...

I have a copy of that VHS videotape (and a whole boxed copy of Illustrator 1.1.)

But it's copyrighted by Adobe. Nobody could put it online except Adobe. I'm hoping they have some kind of plans underway for Illustrator's 20th anniversary, and maybe it will include rereleasing the video.

Teri Pettit said...

By the way, why didn't you list Illustrator 2.0 and Illustrator 4.0 on your poll? Surely there must be some people who were first introduced to Illustrator on the Windows versions.