Quite literally, millions of people encounter the graphic art of Susan Kare every day. Many more will experience her unusual work in the months ahead. Kare's carefully crafted images have won a place among the cultural symbols of our age, yet few people know her name or where her work can be seen. Only a handful of industry insiders know that Kare is the artist responsible for the graphic appearance of some of the country's best-known computer software.
"I hoped to help counter the stereotypical image of computers as cold and intimidating," says Kare, who is more commonly known as the "Queen of Icons".
Kare is considered one of the most highly respected pixel artists and iconists in the business. Not only is she responsible for many of the original Mac and Windows icons as well as the designing of typefaces such has Chicago and Geneva fonts, Kare has designed for IBM, Intel, Song, Motorola, Nokia and Yahoo!.
Kare began her career in the world of icons at Apple after she received a call