Hand Painted Pirate Flag
Each flag is a hand-painted (acrylic paint on a black canvas flag with grommets) re-creation of the flag that flew over Bandley 3, the Macintosh building at Apple, Inc. in 1983. Susan Kare painted the original in response to one of Steve Job’s slogans at a Macintosh offsite: “It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.”
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Hand Painted Japanese Woodcut Print
Each Japanese woodcut print is hand-painted in watercolor (primarily in a combination of blues and greens) by Susan Kare; each is a unique original. The black and white image appeared on the Apple MacPaint box in 1984, and the woodcut is shown within the MacPaint interface.
About Susan Kare
Susan Kare is a pioneering and influential computer iconographer. Since 1983, the San Francisco-based designer 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.
The prints in these editions feature some of her best-known and favorite icons.
The original emoji, Cairo was a typeface designed by Susan Kare in 1984 for the first Macintosh operating system. Kare designed this woven blanket for the Jacquard loom, an early example of computer-controlled machinery, operated with punched cards and invented by Joseph Jacquard in 1801.
Since 2014, Susan Kare has collaborated with Areaware on a variety of products such as this unique throw, bitmap textiles and solitaire cards.