iCloud icon versus classic Mac icon

The graphic design of the very first Macintosh lives on. Compare:

iCloud error page (for the iCloud web apps).

The classic Mac icon by Susan Kare (source). Introduced with the first Macintosh in 1984, used for years.

Kare’s work is incredible, do check it out. It includes several pages of Mac icons, which were the very first GUI icons. She had to create something compelling within 32 by 32 black and white pixels!

Further reading on this topic: “Design Icon: The Mac Icons”.