Icon Porn: Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard’s gorgeous icons

“All the icons for folders and apps in Snow Leopard are now drawn in glorious 512 x 512 pixels. It’s a step toward making the operating system resolution independent, and perhaps also to make Snow Leopard a touchscreen friendly OS,” Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac.

“But it’s also obviously done just for the art of it. These icons are real beauties. They are full of great details and little surprises. One icon contains the words to a song, visible only if you blow it up to its full size,” Kahney reports.

Here are two samples to whet your appetite, Apple’s icon for Automator (yes, that’s an icon, folks) followed by Apple’s rather humorous networking browsing icon for a Windows PC icon:

Kahney offers many more gorgeous examples in his full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Judge Bork” for the heads up.]


  1. MacWrite MacDraw, lol

    Would be funny if they were included in the new tablet as touch apps.

    Lets face it. When it comes to a UI change, these apps were doing it from the beginning.

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