Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 16:13 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "David Lanham is one of the most popular Mac designers today, best known for his icons and illustrations on his website, his two themes Amora and Somatic, and the designs for sites My Dream App and MacThemes 2.0 (along with Renato Valdes Olmos). He currently works at the Iconfactory, creating freeware icons as well as commercial designs for clients like Canonical, Microsoft (Vista, XP, XBox 360), MacPractice, and Sybase. Austin Heller and Sam Gwilym of MacThemes sat down with David to get a closer look at his life as a designer, his thoughts on desktops, and his opinions on Aqua and other themes." My take: David Lanham is one of my favourite artists - ever. His work is amazing, and almost instantly recognisable. It is definitely recommended to take a peek at his portfolio.
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RE[2]: OS News? Really?
by vogelar on Thu 27th Sep 2007 20:36 UTC in reply to "RE: OS News? Really?"
vogelar
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2006-04-03

The news article presents him first as an artist, then secondly (and with less connotation) as a UI designer. I love his works as an artist, but would be hesitant to call him a UI designer.

And should artists really design UIs? This would devolve into a discussion on the definition and purpose of art, but this whole article could also devolve into the Apple-centric argument.

I'm just sayin' I never noticed the GUI category before. Then again, there is a nerddom category, so why ought I care? OSnews is still my site of choice, a lovely aggregate of topics that I enjoy.

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RE[3]: OS News? Really?
by snozzberry on Fri 28th Sep 2007 16:10 in reply to "RE[2]: OS News? Really?"
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2005-11-14

devolve into the Apple-centric argument.


Artists didn't design the Mac/Lisa UI. Programmers did. The sole artist on the staff, Susan Kare, was in charge of designing icon sets and the pixel fonts (she also designed the icon sets for OS/2 Warp). The UI was largely the work of Bill Atkinson.

http://www.kare.com/design_bio.html

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