Virtually all design today involves a computer, but in the early age of digital design, most professionals perceived these new machines skeptically–they were devices meant for the military, not creatives. Today, that’s all changed due in large part to Susan Kare, Zuzana Licko, and April Greiman–three California designers who transformed the computer from an enigmatic machine into a powerful medium.
“They were all exploiting the new potential of computer-aided graphic design but also working within its limitations,” says Justin McGuirk, curator of California: Designing Freedom, an exhibition at the Design Museum, in London, that includes the work of these three vanguards
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