Macintosh Icon

Susan Kare designed the original icon set for the Mac back in 1983. In addition, she also designed the font Chicago. Chicago was the Mac’s Finder font in System 1 (and before) through Mac OS 9.2.1. Chicago is also used in the original iPod interface.

Kare continues to design and maintains a fascinating website:

Ages ago, I found a Susan Kare interview on Stanford’s Library site. It’s still available and includes a very impressive Mac history lesson, Making the Macintosh: Technology and Culture in Silicon Valley.

Susan Kare is truly a Macintosh icon.


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