The Chrysler Design Awards
October 30, 2001 12:25 PM   Subscribe

The Chrysler Design Awards include Susan Kare. "Her bitmap wrist watch, travel-destination city fonts, lit bomb icon that signals a computer crash (“they told me it would almost never be seen ”) and smiling, welcoming Mac start-up screen helped re-envision the computer from machine to co-creator." -- "almost never be seen" -- heheheh. Well -- at least it's got more wit than a blue screen of death.
posted by fpatrick (11 comments total)
Lost by a nose.

Aw shit.

I knew I shouldn't have spent those two minutes editting my post. Or maybe it was the time I took to search MeFi for previous posts.
posted by fpatrick at 12:27 PM on October 30, 2001

See the other thread on the exact same thing from two minutes ago.
posted by ljromanoff at 12:28 PM on October 30, 2001

Hey, it happens. MetaFilter, indeed.
posted by Down10 at 12:30 PM on October 30, 2001

The weird thing is: why two posts in two minutes if the results came out a week or two ago? The two of you must be on the same mailing list.
posted by sylloge at 12:52 PM on October 30, 2001

Should I be embarassed to admit that it showed up in my MyYahoo! page?

If so, then I won't admit it.
posted by fpatrick at 1:04 PM on October 30, 2001

Susan Kare created the MS Solitaire cards in MS Paint without the aid of a scanner!
posted by riffola at 1:26 PM on October 30, 2001

I was impressed to see Thom Mayne awarded. Morphosis inspired me through school and still does today. I still contend that Michael Rotondi was the main designer of many of M's residences, but I digress. He has obviuosly come into his own.
posted by Benway at 1:45 PM on October 30, 2001

There's something very Zen (and extremely difficult) about designing for a 32px square. Mad props to Kare.
posted by jpoulos at 2:06 PM on October 30, 2001

I didn't know that Jerry Springer was involved with the Chrysler Design Awards. (click here, then click "award" then "trevor creed") -- is it just me, or is this guy getting ready to give us his "final thought"?

Damn flash and its no bookmark design.
posted by aaronchristy at 7:07 PM on October 30, 2001

I have worked with Susan Kare before, and her art was not so good. She's still thinking in monochrome terms in a 32-bit world.

Also, I am sure many Mac fans have heard of the dogcow - originaly this was an icon Susan Kare drew for the dingbats font, and people who saw it kept asking, "what is that, a dog or a cow?" The "mooooof" sound and all the rest followed.

Years later (not at Apple) I oveerheard the following from the next cubicle:

- "Susan, what's that other Einstein, the less obvious one?"
- "That's a cow."

Later I found a gif lying around titled less_obvious_enstein.gif - so I guess she (or someone else) at least has a sense of humor about it.
posted by mjs at 12:38 AM on October 31, 2001

Colour is overrated and it still feels with many computer applications and content that we haven't yet left the phase of using it for its own sake, no matter how badly it is used, rather than because there is a need to.

I would far rather have a good monochrome design than an average colour design.
posted by kerplunk at 5:54 AM on October 31, 2001

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