Artist Susan Kare Is Offering Original Mac Icons As Limited Edition Prints



Celebrated computer iconographer Susan Kare is offering limited-edition prints of her famous Macintosh icons for the first time.

The signed and numbered prints include the world-famous Happy Mac icon and Moof the Dog Cow.

The prints are available from Kare Prints and range in price from $89 (8.5” x 11” edition of 200) to $499 (30” x 40” edition of 100).

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Kare was working as a fine arts curator when she was recruited in the early 1980s by Andy Hertzfeld, a high school friend, to design the look and feel of the first Mac, the first commercial computer with a GUI.

Influenced by road signs, her whimsical, easy-to-understand icons defined the visual language of computers for decades — the Trash Can, the Bomb, the Paint Can.

Kare went on to design the Mac’s fonts, and later went to work for Steve Jobs at NeXT. She designed icons for Microsoft’s Windows 3.0. More recently, she created a line of virtual gifts for Facebook.

Kare is widely recognized as the groundbreaking designer of graphical user interfaces, mostly because the meaning of her symbols were instantly apparent.

The Museum of Modern Art in New York praised Kare’s designs for being able to “communicate their function immediately and memorably, with wit and style.”


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