Noted Silicon Valley Iconographer Susan Kare Announces New Products for the Holidays –– for the Geeks, Kids and Art Lovers in All of Us!

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Kare Prints introduces iconic ‘Smiling Computer’ signed and numbered print with Susan Kare ICONS book bundled set plus a new, limited edition, signed Icons A to Z 16 x 20 print.

Susan Kare Design - Art Prints, ICONS book

Smiling Computer Print and ICONS Book Set

Since 1983, Kare has been widely recognized as a pioneering and influential graphical user interface iconographer.

Susan Kare, the noted Silicon Valley graphic interface designer, referred to by the New York Times as “the Betsy Ross of the personal computer”, is today announcing her new products for the holidays – each at $99.

The first is a bundled set that includes her famous ‘Smiling Computer’ signed and numbered print accompanied by her book, ICONS, featuring 80 of her most popular icons created between 1983-2011. ICONS 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 popular illustrations from companies like Google and Facebook.

In addition, Kare is announcing the new Icons A to Z print as a signed, limited edition 16 x 20 art print featuring icons designed by Kare for each letter of the alphabet—from a little green Alien to a classic Zipper—it’s a great piece of art for a child’s room, or for any hipster who loves beautiful illustrations.

Since 1983, Kare has been widely recognized as a pioneering and influential graphical user interface iconographer. Based in San Francisco, she has designed thousands of icons for the world’s leading software and Internet companies that have become familiar to anyone who uses a computer, including the original Macintosh interface from 1984. Her icons are more like road signs than illustrations—clear, concise, and instantly recognizable—they communicate their function immediately and memorably, and with elegance.

‘Smiling Computer’ Print and ICONS Book Set:

  •          8.5 x 11 inches ‘Smiling Computer’ print in bright blue (each signed and numbered; limited edition of 500)
  •          ICONS book each signed by Susan Kare
  •          Price is $99 for the set
  •          Boxed and ready to be shipped—good for last minute gifts
  •          Book is also sold separately at $39.95

Icons A to Z Art Print

  •          16 x 20 inches art print, standard frame size
  •          Printed, signed and numbered; limited edition of 500
  •          Price is $99

Kare’s website features prints of some of her most engaging icons at Kare Prints The limited editions come in a range of colors and sizes, and each are numbered and signed. Each of the giclée prints (fine art prints created on an inkjet printer) is made using archival pigment inks and 100% cotton rag paper. The prints range in sizes from 8.5 x 11 inches to 30 x 40 inches, and custom sizes and editions are available upon request. There is a limited run of each print size, and each one is inspected, signed and numbered personally by Susan Kare. Icons available cover a wide range of her work from the classic computer user interface elements and familiar digital Solitaire cards to a variety of iconic images such as a love letter, disco ball, and a coffee cup titled "Caffeine". On November 1, Kare added 4 new prints to the store.

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