We barely realize how computer software affects our lives, but some of us draw on them daily and we talk about them more and more often. As we value our presence in the online world, our identity becomes strongly influenced by the use of computers. That’s why the GUI (Graphical User Interface) we work with, and which already belong to our virtual reality progressively gain more importance in the real world. See how we’re no longer surprised to see the design of some Apple apps being transferred into some colorful cupcakes such as these:
While the experts strive to make our experience with technology more natural and intuitive, as users, we embrace the programs we rely on, without necessarily giving it much attention. That would explain why we can end up with, for example, Mac screens to be used as a way to exhibit the clothing collection of a brand such as Senyor Pablo does in this video:
However, one of the interfaces which is the most exploited due to its popularity and the values it conveys, remains the one of Adobe Photoshop. Just by adding the Photoshop tool bar to H&M billboards, a German street artist manages to remind us that the beauty of the models not only dwell in their skin, but mostly in the photo retouching programs.
Graphic designers are the ones who find themselves most involved with this miraculous program day by day and that explains why there’s such a strong bond between them as users and the notorious interface. We can see how avant-garde fashion designers such as Roberto Piqueras or Masha Reva have been inspired by Photoshop visuals for their most interesting creations.
Some people out there have already considered extracting Photoshop and its multiple functions out of the digital world, and use it as a tool to make life easier and more beautiful… But since this is meant to remain fictitious, for now we’ll have to keep dreaming about magic Photoshop mirrors to save our mornings wake-ups.