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Milanote — The Story Behind Susan Kare's Iconic Design Work for Apple

Milanote — The Story Behind Susan Kare's Iconic Design Work for Apple

Susan Kare’s icons and fonts for the original Macintosh were revolutionary. They gave a lifeless computer a warmth and personality that lives on in the modern Mac to this day.

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AIGA Medalist Susan Kare

AIGA Medalist Susan Kare

Susan Kare is recognized for her bold and intelligent design of icons for the early Macintosh computers that defined the Apple user experience and set the industry standard with memorable wit and humanity.

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LEMELSON CENTER — Susan Kare, Iconic Designer

LEMELSON CENTER — Susan Kare, Iconic Designer

Susan Kare designed the distinctive icons, typefaces, and other graphic elements that gave the Apple Macintosh its characteristic—and widely emulated—look and feel.

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Susan Kare | 2018 AIGA Medalist Video

Celebrated as a 2018 AIGA Medalist, watch this video as Susan Kare talks about her career and approach in designing iconography. 

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The New Yorker — The Woman who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

The New Yorker — The Woman who Gave the Macintosh a Smile

Kare brought a Grid notebook to her job interview at Apple Computer. On its pages, she had sketched, in pink marker, a series of icons to represent the commands that Hertzfeld’s software would execute. Each square represented a pixel. A pointing finger meant “Paste.” A paintbrush symbolized “MacPaint.”

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