‘OS (old school)’ by ben vessey

get nostalgic with ‘OS (old school)’ graphics

the original Apple Macintosh rolled off the production line in January 1984. It was the first consumer personal computer with a graphical user interface, built-in display, and mouse. Designer Susan Kare’s pioneering pixel art gave the Macintosh charm, personality, and a level of craftsmanship that has never been bettered. Back with his ‘retrofying’ vision, product designer Ben Vesey combined Kare’s nostalgic aesthetic with modern computing to create the ‘OS (Old School)’ – a set of 166 perfect retro pixels Icons and five dynamic wallpapers, available in dark and light themes.

‘OS (old school)’

This is not the first time that Vessey (see more here) rolled back time. Last year, he launched the ‘iOS (Old School)’ theme for iPhone, a project that actually started in 2012.’I started this project for the first time ten years ago with a pack of 20 icons. The project proved popular, receiving a lot of publicity, praise and downloads. However, an update was long overdue and I was finally able to maximize its potential by adding over a hundred additional icons, creating dark and light themes, and including dynamic wallpapers. It’s been a real labor of love, but fun!’ shares the designer.

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nostalgic aesthetics meet modern computing

download your set of retro icons and wallpapers here!

“OS (Old School)” icon sets are available as a free sample pack with ten icons in the light theme, or as a full set of 166 icons with dark and light themes and five dynamic wallpapers for £5.99. For those who want to fully commit to the returning GUI, there is a “Gold” option which includes five custom icons. If you want to give your Windows machine a retro Mac look, ICO files and static wallpapers are also included in the download.

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icon sets are available as a free sample pack with ten icons in the light theme

project info:

Last name: OS (old school)
pattern: Ben Vesey

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edited by: léa zeitoun | design boom

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