With Photoshop recently having celebrated a birthday, it’s fun to stumble across the original Photoshop icons. Make that "PhotoShop," as the big S was present when the application was briefly bundled by BarneyScan, before it became an Adobe product*. The original product icon, designed by Photoshop co-creator John Knoll, was replaced by the eye that served from 1990-2003. John added his perspective in the blog post’s comments. [Via]
If this is up your alley, you might also enjoy:
- Photoshop splash screens and toolbars through time
- Derrick Story’s brief history of Photoshop (as of 2000, anyway)
- Jeff Schewe’s very deep history of the first 10 years (PDF)
- A ppodcast interview with Brett Wickens of MetaDesign, who worked on the CS/CS2 icons and packaging
*Until recently, however, the spellchecker in MS Office insisted on inserting the capital S–completely annoying. I filed a bug with Microsoft, but I don’t know whether the change made it into Office ’07.