July 8, 2022

How Susan Kare Designed User-Friendly Icons for the First Macintosh

David Kindy for Smithsonian:

Kare’s breakthrough designs for the Macintosh, which included the smiling computer at startup, trash can for recycling and a computer disk for saving files, are now commonplace in the digital era. They are so recognizable that they are legendary.

The spraypaint icon was it for me. That was the icon that invited me to actually do something with this contraption.


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