by Nathan Hurst
Designer Susan Kare is the icon of icons. Her presence, as screen graphics and digital font designer at Apple in the '80s, helped establish the paradigm of icons as a navigational tool in graphical user interfaces. Thirty years on, the interface has changed, but the icons are still there, and still owe a lot of their form to Kare.
Kare released a book in 2011 – called Susan Kare Icons – featuring 80 designs she created from 1983 to the year of that book's publication, shown both in their natural, on-screen size, and blown up to the size of a 3.5" floppy disk.
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