Monday, July 16, 2007

Putting a Name to a Face

Did you know that many classic computer icons, like the cute little Macintosh bomb, the Windows Solitaire cards and the ubiquitous e-mail envelope can be traced to a woman named Susan Kare? Here's a description of her work:

  • Since 1983, Susan Kare has designed thousands of software icons that have become familiar to anyone who uses a computer. Designed on a minimalist grid of pixels and constructed with mosaic-like precision, her icons communicate their functions immediately and memorably.
MoMA sells items like notepads and coin purses with her work; as it happens, some of those items are included in the big sale they have going on right now.

1 comment:

  1. Did I know? why yes, yes I did. Does this means you now consider the 'Pixel' art form cool?