Celebrated Macintosh Artist launches New Book for Designers, nerds and fans

Noted Silicon Valley Iconographer, Susan Kare, has launched a New Book “Susan Kare: ICONS”.

“Susan Kare: ICONS” book is a Compilation of Many of the Most Beloved and Familiar Icons Created Over the Last 27 Years. Selected Icons From the Book Are Also Available as Signed, Limited Edition Prints— Including Original Macintosh and Steve Jobs Portrait Icons.

About the new book:

The new book features 80 of Kare’s most popular icons created between 1983-2011. The book comprises a collection of original Apple icons including: the Bomb, Watch cursor, Smiling Macintosh, and Moof the Dogcow—and the 1983 and 2011 portrait icons of Steve Jobs, among others.

The 166 page Susan Kare: ICONS welcomes any budding graphic designer with a “Smiling Macintosh” on its cover. Priced at $39.95, provides a curated look at 80 of Kare's favorite icons created between 1983 and 2011. A magnified view allows the reader to see how the icons were crafted, pixel-by-pixel, with notes by the artist accompanying selected images. The book also displays the icons at their familiar sizes, and features an introductory essay by Steve Silberman, "Signposts in New Space".

About Susan Kare:

Susan Kare, the noted Silicon Valley interface designer, is the designer of many icons, typefaces and graphics that have been seen daily by millions since the early 1980s —from the command symbol on the Apple keyboard to over 1000 Facebook virtual gifts— along with design work for companies such as PayPal, Glam Media, Microsoft, and Fossil.

Susan Kare is one of the Macintosh team's most auspicious early hires, back in 1984.

Proving her recruitment as the right decision, Susan created the engaging original icons for the Mac. Working in the Macintosh software group, Kare designed user interface graphics and fonts. No wonder her business cards still read "Macintosh Artist." Following her time at Apple, Kare joined Steve Jobs at NeXT Computer as the Creative Director, and hired her design hero, Paul Rand, to create the NeXT logo.

According to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Susan Kare is “a pioneering and influential computer iconographer. Since 1983, Kare has designed thousands of icons for the world’s leading technology companies. Utilizing a minimalist grid of pixels and constructed with mosaic-like precision, her icons communicate their function immediately and memorably, with wit and style.”

Kare graduated from Mount Holyoke College and received MA and Ph.D. degrees from New York University. An avid surfer and skier, she lives in Northern California with her three sons, and two Australian Shepherds.

Susan Kare User Interface Graphics is a digital design practice in San Francisco, California. --------

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