Adobe celebrates its 40th birthday

Over the past four decades, Adobe innovations have touched billions of men and women around the world and enabled them to inspire, create, and share their stories and their vision of the world.

The company can take pride in seeing the impact of its technologies on all aspects of society every day.

Whether investing in DTP (desktop publishing), revolutionizing imaging and design, generating electronic documents, or advancing animation, games, video, or 3D , digital marketing and e-commerce, Adobe continues to empower people everywhere to imagine and bring to life any digital experience.

Over the years, Adobe can be proud to have supported a wide range of customers around the world – students, communicators, creative professionals, heads of multinational companies or SMEs – in order to help them pursue their missions and have the desired impact.

12 “fun facts” about Adobe

  • Adobe takes its name from the eponymous creek that flows near the home of John Warnock, one of our co-founders.
  • Our logo, the famous “A”, was designed by Marva, wife of John Warnock.
  • Adobe’s first invention, PostScript is a programming language that describes the appearance of a printed page and has become a standard in printing and imaging. It revolutionized the industry with its font management. Capable of generating fonts of all shapes and sizes from mathematical and automatic descriptions, PostScript fonts are used today in everything from magazines to billboards.
  • Designed for the first Adobe Originals font program by Robert Slimbach in 1989, the Adobe Garamond font is inspired by those created in the 16th century by the famous French engraver Claude Garamond.
  • Adobe Digital Index is an index of digital prices and is the most comprehensive measure of inflation in the digital economy. It’s calculated using Adobe Analytics and its ability to convert terabytes of data into actionable insights. It remains to this day the benchmark barometer for the digital health economy, 85% of the top 100 online retail sites in the United States rely on Adobe Analytics to deliver, measure and personalize online shopping experiences. line.
  • Every million Adobe Acrobat Sign transactions saves 105 million liters of water and 31,000 trees, and is the equivalent of taking 2,300 cars off the road for a year.
  • Over the past few decades, Adobe has also been acclaimed by world-renowned celebrities such as Taylor Swift who bundles all her favorite Easter Eggs into one huge PDF file, Devin Booker who proudly displays his passion for Adobe Illustrator, and Chris Pratt who asked his fans to use Photoshop to create an image for his social networks.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro is used by big names in the music video industry, including Beyonce’s ‘BLACK IS KING’ album, Madonna’s latest tour ‘Madame X’, and ‘7 Rings’ music videos. and Arianna Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” Lil Nas X’s “Panini,” Lizzo’s “Juice,” and Childish Gambino’s “This is America.”
  • In Episode 5 of Disney+’s “Light & Magic” series, a documentary about the history of motion picture and special effects company Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), Adobe is mentioned as an actor in origin of a “turning point in the history of video editing”.
  • The first technology purchased for the making of James Cameron’s Avatar (2009), one of the biggest cinematic successes of all time, was an Adobe application. Photoshop was used to create the film’s concept designs, as well as the character and creature textures. After Effects was used throughout the film for real-time compositing.
  • During Paris Fashion Week 2021, Iris van Herpen collaborated with Adobe to design a unique dress unique to her legendary style. A dress that exemplifies Adobe’s impact and creativity in the fashion industry.
  • In 2022, by ranking Adobe among the 100 best companies to work for for the 22nd consecutive year, Fortune magazine highlights our corporate culture of inclusion, meaning, authenticity, caring and empathy .

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Adobe celebrates its 40th birthday