The Xerox 914 interface
“The Xerox 914 was the first successful commercial plain paper copier
which in 1959 revolutionized the document-copying industry.”
"The photocopier prompted creation, not just the recombination of others’ ideas.
An alternative to the mess of the mimeograph and the expense of the offset master,
the Xerox 914 opened a renaissance in self-publishing."
I wanted to recreate this early interface in Sketch, based on archive pictures and videos,
in order to capture the late 50s' functional design outlook.
In this era Futura typeface was still very popular. Colors have been picked to match this giant machine's furniture-like design. The general UI resembles the one's of mid-century radio devices. The best part: you were able to copy documents with a single push of a button. That was future-proof in so many ways.
The Xerox 914 interface
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The Xerox 914 interface

The user interface of the Xerox 914. It was the first successful commercial plain paper copier which in 1959 "revolutionized the document-copying Read more
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