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“Icons”: preview visit of the first retrospective dedicated to Susan Kare

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The “Icons” exhibition dedicated to Susan Kare opens its doors at the Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication in Lyon. The Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited some original drawings by the Apple iconographer in 2015, but the small museum in Lyon is hosting the first international retrospective devoted to his work. Preview visit.

Moof. The Museum of Printing and Graphic Communication exhibits around thirty prints of the icons created by Susan Kare. Image MacGeneration.

Called by her high school friend Andy Hertzfeld, Susan Kare joined Apple in 1982. Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, she “give the Macintosh a smile”and helps define the visual vocabulary of personal computing, down to the touch of our keyboards. Bathed in the atmosphere of the early 1980s, the “Icons” exhibition seeks to place the work of Susan Kare in the history of iconography.

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Although the first two rooms are largely devoted to the work of Susan Kare at Apple, neither the Macintosh nor Steve Jobs are the focus of this exhibition. Image MacGeneration.
If the museum questions the “myth” of Macintosh iconography, it chooses a positive treatment of the period and of Steve Jobs, in accordance with Susan Kare’s requests. Image MacGeneration.
Obviously, the legend quickly takes over. Image MacGeneration.
The famous “Happy Mac”, Susan Kare’s favorite icon. Image MacGeneration.

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