Separated at Birth


Behold: ET: The Extra-Terrestrial and the new Photoshop Logo.

I gotta hand it to Adobe. They really knocked this one out of the park. I mean, look at that gloss. It just screams OS X Aqua circa 2000.

Yes, yes. The logo is old news, but it’s newly interesting now that you can host this ass of an icon on your iPhone.


  1. October 10, 2009 – 10:51 am

    You are my hero. In more ways than one.

  2. October 10, 2009 – 1:45 pm

    I can just see the board meeting, “More gloss! MORE! More beveling too, and while you’re at it, more mutha fuckin embossing, just dial all those layer effects up to 11, this is Photoshop god dammit!! Show ’em what we can do!”

  3. October 10, 2009 – 1:54 pm

    On a related note, here’s a cool post showing the evolution of the Photoshop icon since 1988. I jumped onboard in 96 at PSD 4, jeebus…13 years ago?!

    This post also shows the evolution of the intro screen, the toolbars, the workspace.

    Flipping through reminds me of the old “This is Your Life” series that Sesame Street spoofed. “Web Nerds of the world…THIS is your life!!”