Friday, 2 December 2011

Susan Kare's Icons

The young Susan Kare was hired by Apple back-in-the-day to design the icons that would be used in their first Graphical User Interface (GUI). Armed with a $2.50 grid sketchbook the PHD graduate from New York turned out bitmap designs which came to shape the visual culture of computers that is ubiquitous today.

She has released a new book featuring these early designs, which range from the utterly beautiful to the down-right bonkers. Also, check out this article for the full story about her background and work at the fledgling IT company.

1 comment:

  1. The nerd in me, that piece of me that lived the 8 bit and 16 bit days, programming stuff thinks this is just... hot!