The mother of all CAD People
Passarelas, 1981, copyright by Léon Ferrari
A friend of mine, Johan, took on his visit in Kassel this close-up picture of it:
I was quite surprised to see the classic top view people in there that you can find in so many AutoCAD libraries:
Interestingly, the first AutoCAD-Version has been published 1982.
So, the question here is:
Did Ferrari allow the reproduction, or even produce those figures for AutoCAD, or, in the early days of CAD-software without extensive block libraries, did someone redraw those people from above and they spread to uncountable computers in offices and universities all over the world?
What do you think? Or, is there a well-known story behind it such as the Utah teapot that I just don’t know?