Adobe Illustrator Story is a short documentary on the development of the digital design software known as Illustrator by Adobe and the impact it has had on the world of graphic design, art, and visual communication. This documentary interviewed the developers of Illustrator and the graphics designers, artists, photographers and other creative industry people who use the software, speaking about the impact it has on their work over the years.
When Adobe Illustrator first shipped in 1987, it was the first software application for a young company that had, until then, focused solely on Adobe PostScript. The new product not only altered Adobe’s course, it changed drawing and graphic design forever.
Watch the Illustrator story unfold, from its beginning as Adobe’s first software product, to its role in the digital publishing revolution, to becoming an essential tool for designers worldwide. Interviews include cofounder John Warnock, his wife Marva, artists and designers Ron Chan, Bert Monroy, Dylan Roscover and Jessica Hische.