Everyone knows The Simpsons. The series premiered on December 17, 1989 and is now in its 28th season—making it the longest-running American sitcom and the longest-running American animated program of all time.
But looking at it from a designer’s perspective, I can’t help but think part of the reason the show is such a cultural phenomenon is because of the iconic design of the characters. There’s a sophistication in the simplicity that allows the parts to remind us of the whole.
For some end-of-week inspiration, let’s check out how 14 designers reimagined The Simpsons.