Design Classic: Macintosh Interface Icons

Original Macintosh Icon samples by Susan Kare
Anyone who has used personal computers for much of the last twenty five years is already acquainted with the contributions of Susan Kare, whether or not they are familiar with her name. No doubt her multifaceted work on the original Macintosh graphic user interface is her most uhhh...iconic achievement. Designed to fit within a 32x32 pixel black and white grid, these images would continue to evolve and define the understated look and and feel of the desktop environment until they were replaced by the flashier Aqua visual theme. Nonetheless her influence can still be felt among user interface designers of today.