In place of drab text menus or something like that, the new Teenage Engineering PO-32 Tonic is … a little different. There are adorable characters with wide eyes and huge noses, quaffing cocktails. There’s a ringing telephone … with a mouse perhaps gnawing away at its end. There are spiders – various spiders.
No, I don’t mean the UI on the PO-32 display seems like it was drawn by a 9-year-old girl. It actually was.
Her name is Ivana, she really is nine years old, and she’s the daughter of Teenage Engineering CEO and founder (and whiz designer himself) Jesper Kouthoofd. And in pictures provided exclusively to CDM, we have proof that she designed the display. Talk about landing your dream job in the musical instruments industry early.
I think her creation is genius. And she probably sets some kind of record here.
I’m sorry to any other news from the NAMM show this week – you just got upstaged.