A museum dedicated to Clarus, the Dogcow (Apple DTS mascot : she can flip, she can do precise alignment, and she moof!)
Susan Kare (19983)
Susan Kare design the first version of Clarus within Cairo font. Read details on our history page.
But after her career at Apple Inc. she still has made some creation with Clarus or inspired.
Author: Susan Kare for Apple - 1983-1991
Size: 26x24 pixels
Image obtained on early Mac by keying "z" with the Cairo bitmap font. The Cairo font was included with the first Macintosh and was design by Susan Kare for Apple in 1983. Susan Kare design many icons, fonts and symbols for the early Macintosh system, including : original desk accesory panel, the trash icon, macpaint icons, geneva font...
At this time, neither the Dogcow nor Clarus have been recognised. No one notices this little dog in the Cairo symbol zoo... No-one except a few developers working on some printing software (see below)
The Cairo font was included from the first Macintosh (1984) until System 7.1 (1991). Some fan has rebuild a True Type vectorial font as an "hommage".
Author: Susan Kare - 1999
Size: 43x34 pixels
Susan has redesigned the LaserWriter Clarus in 1999 to give her a "more bovine head" and make her look closer to her Cairo original 'z'.
She send us this version.
Clarus Museum exclusive. They're only small differences but she looks much better!
Author: Susan Kare
Kare Biology is a bitmap font, full of animals, some are probably inspired by the Dogcow...
Author: Susan Kare - 2003
Source : Mooficon shop (archive.org)
Years ago, Susan Kare used "Café Press" to release some goodies. Now she got its own shop (see below).
No more available.
Author: Susan Kare - 2010
Source : KarePrint
Susan got an online shop where she sold some limited printed edition of its most famous icons, including Clarus renamed : "Spotted Dog on Lavender".
Some post they own limited edition on internet (see below).
Author: Mike Cohen - 2010
Source : mike3k (flickr)
Mike was happy with its original print from Susan Kare and share picture with us.
Author: Cristiano Maria Gaston - 2011
Source : cgaston (flickr)
Cristiano is happy with its signed "spotted dog on lavender"
Author: lalaBlog - 2011
Source : lalablog (blog)
"Lucky !!! Moof, signed and numbered by Susan Kare !!"
Author: Carl-Frédéric De Celles - 2011
Source : cfd (instagram)
"Comble du Apple fanboy."
Author: Billy Poulos - 2013
Source : infinitethrill (instagram)
Billy print it own revision of Susan Kare prints and put them in his room.
He do some modifications.