Category: Apple

“Flat Design”? Destroying Apple’s Legacy… or Saving It

No argument here: Jony Ive has produced some of the best industrial design in the history of consumer products. He’s done it by cutting out all the extraneous parts. By eliminating edges, by smoothing and streamlining. But what works beautifully for hardware does not work for software. The “purity” of Jony’s designs inspired a lot […]

The Artist’s Machine (Goodbye, Steve)

Steve’s work has shaped the course of my entire professional life. I wrote this essay in March 1999. I was 14 years old. There is a nearly global truth about Macs that says they are the preferred machine for the graphic arts. Today people will say “PCs are just as good,” but walk into most […]