Fourteen and counting …


Sweating Mac

Sweating Mac
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My company, Universal Head, is 14 years old today. In commemoration of this event I looked through my archives to dig out a really old design.

This is the ‘Sweating Mac’, an illustration I did way back in 1989, and one of the first illustrations I did just after learning how to use Adobe Illustrator 88 (as it was called back then). As primitive as it looks today, this got me a lecture spot on a big Desktop Publishing Conference at the time, which was pretty exciting for a designer fresh out of college. Not many people were doing illustration work with computers yet, so this was pretty revolutionary stuff.
Here’s to the next 14 years! If you’re interested, the Universal Head site is here.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. steelbuddha
    Mar 08, 2008 @ 01:34:31

    Congratulations, man. It’s not easy to succeed on your own in this business, but you’ve definitely made a mark.

  2. Atlas Cerise
    Mar 18, 2008 @ 04:20:10

    Congrats, Pete. Even from 14 years ago that’s a pretty sweaty, I mean sweet, illustration.

  3. Universal Head
    Apr 27, 2008 @ 22:07:18

    Yes, been a bit quiet around here lately, hasn’t it?

  4. Atlas Cerise
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 03:20:49

    Ironically enough, we just had a discussion about how designers rarely notice typos in their work. Quite around here, indeed ;).

  5. Universal Head
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 09:17:09

    I must have the toughest bunch of readers on on the net. What about the other 182 virtually flawless posts? 😉

  6. Atlas Cerise
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 09:59:52

    You did it again 🙂 HA!

  7. Universal Head
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 10:13:22

    Haven’t you got some work to do?

  8. Atlas Cerise
    Apr 29, 2008 @ 10:30:55

    I have my work cut out for me here. 😉

  9. pil
    Apr 30, 2008 @ 15:35:48

    um, where’s my post?

  10. Universal Head
    Apr 30, 2008 @ 16:38:08

    What post?