HOME / Design : The way things look. The Simple, Humble, Surprisingly Sexy Button A visual history. By Jude Stewart|Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012, at 10:43 AM Tweet Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Design articles. Follow the Life section. Follow stories by Jude Stewart. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Tornado Survivor Finds Her Missing Dog in the Rubble of Her Home During a TV Interview Steve Jobs’ Dream Device Has Arrived, and It's Made by Microsoft Map: Killer Tornadoes Since 1950 Jude Stewart writes about design and culture for Slate, The Believer, Fast Company and Print among others. Her first book about color is forthcoming. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Click here to load comments.