As some of you know, the late great 3DO was one of the game developers where I’ve hung my hat. Good stories, great people, late nights, inevitable collapse, the usual game industry situation. Anyhow, appropos of nothing, my sister brought a little item to Christmas a few weeks ago — a bookmark made in the 1970s for our dad. A bookmark with an eerie resemblance to the 3DO logo. She was completely unaware of the logo similarity. She actually thought I’d made it, but we’re now fairly certain it was her handiwork. Exactly the same colors. Almost the same shapes. Of course, she had no part in the design of the logo many years later, but it’s a funny coincidence. We’ll have to consult the Ascension Church preschool employee records to see if any of her teachers went on to work in graphic design in the Bay Area.
[My sister’s age edited to match the date on the back of the bookmark.]
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