Behind the Icons

Nice piece by Steve Silberman at NeuroTribes about Susan Kare who designed the original Macintosh icons back in the early 1980s. She has a book coming out that looks at all of the icons she has designed over the years … I am oddly fascinated by this.

Love this line:

Instead of thinking of each image as a tiny illustration of a real object, she aimed to design icons that were as instantly comprehensible as traffic signs.

How can we translate that into documentary photography?

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