Susan kare’s Macintosh pixel icon

interactive art

“If the Mac turned out to be such a revolutionary object —a pet instead of a home appliance, a spark for the imagination instead of a mere work tool— it is thanks to Susan’s fonts and icons, which gave it voice, personality, style, and even a sense of humor.”
  —The new yorker, 'The Woman Who Gave the Macintosh a Smile'


Susan Kare is an artist and graphic designer who created interface elements and typefaces for the Apple Macintosh in the 1980s. She captured brand identity in 32x32, 1204 pixels. After reading this article, it reminded that "It will be awesome if there is a tool that anyone can easily draw and transform her pixel icon, and draw their pixel icon," so that we developed it as p5.js on the web.



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