The Venus of Vector

After four weeks of analog illustration, our Graphic Design and Communications students opened Adobe Illustrator today — many for the first time.

I remember my first time launching the program — 28 years ago. Just a few things have changed about Illustrator since its inception in 1987. For one, the splash screen.

The unofficial covergirl of this vector workhorse was always a creative incarnation of Botticelli’s famous painting ‘Birth of Venus’. She graced the launch of the app up until Adobe went the way of the Creative Suite in 2003.

If you’re a designasaur like me, you probably remember these images.

Disappearing Fonts in InDesign or Illustrator CC

We recently had a student who couldn’t select any fonts in InDesign shortly after we switched to the Creative Cloud. They vanished. After some detective work by Jason, he discovered where our fonts disappeared to and brought them back. See the screen shots below for the solution:

When selecting a font only Minion Pro would appear. No other fonts were available

When selecting a font only Minion Pro would appear. No other fonts were available

The culprit was the "Apply Favorite Filter " had been selected.

The culprit was the “Apply Favorite Filter ” icon had been selected.

The solution is to click twice on the "Clear Filter" icon and Voila! your fonts are back.

The solution is to click twice on the “Clear Filter” icon and Voila! your fonts are back.