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The woman behind the Mac icons that once decorated the desktop of every Apple computer around the world has published a book of her pixel art designs. Susan Kare has put out 80 of her favourite creations in a book – Icons – featuring everything from the paint bucket button and the smiling Mac to 32x32 pixel portraits of Steve …

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But the link to the site, or the site its self is down.

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Mushroom

AHA

So she's to blame for the single white pixel (which should, aesthetically, be transparent) between the thumb and forefinger of the 'panning' hand cursor?

I'm going to HUNT HER DOWN

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Happy

Claris

Moof!

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Hardly just for Fanbois...

... after Apple, Ms Kare also designed the icon sets for Windows 3.1 (including the card deck for Solitaire), and Eazel's Nautilus desktop on Linux.

If you've used a computer in the last twenty years, you'll have seen the effect of her work: many of the "standard" metaphors used in GUI icons are based on Kare's work, and I'd say the Windows 3.1 icon set has been more influential than the Mac originals. (The Macintosh UI used icons for nouns, primarily, whereas Windows used them for verbs too)

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More in depth

Found this write up for those who are interested

http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2011/11/22/the-sketchbook-of-susan-kare-the-artist-who-gave-computing-a-human-face/

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Mushroom

How long before Apple sue her?

And u know Apple will sue her because THEY own the icons.

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