Today’s Episode of “What Were They Thinking?”

Recently I undertook to convert Glenn Fleishman’s The Magazine: The Book from a beautifully laid out hardcover book into something that an EPUB reader could handle. The tool I used was Adobe’s latest version of InDesign, a program that I hadn’t used since it was a PowerPC application back in the long-long-ago.

When I fired up the application, I saw its latest splash screen, which looked to me like a fatal explosion in a type foundry:

InDesign Splash Screen

After painstaking research, I believe I have found the inspiration:

Inspiration for InDesign splash screen