If you’d like to get some insight into the early days of the Macintosh, and the thoughts that went into the design of the icons and fonts used in the computers operating system, be sure to check out this video featuring designer Susan Kare.
May: 2014, Susan Kare walks us through some key points regarding the design of icons and symbols. Kare is an artist and designer and pioneer of pixel art; she created many of the graphical interface elements for the original Apple Macintosh in the 1980s as a key member of the Mac software design team, and continued to work as Creative Director at NeXT for Steve Jobs.
My favorite moment in the video is when Kare tells how she designed the “Sick Mac” icon, and the System Failure icon, (a bomb), the way she did because she was told no one would ever see them, so she felt she could “be a little irreverent.”
(Via The Loop.)