The collected Art Bits from HyperCard #HyperCard #Mac #VintageComputing

Long-time Macintosh users likely remember HyperCard, Apple’s strange hypermedia system that was sorta like a cross between index cards, web pages, and 90s interactive edutainment software. HyperCard left a pretty big legacy for the Web to come.

Apple packaged in some sample HyperCard stacks to get people up to speed with the software, including one called “Art Bits”, which included a ton of sample clip art for use in your own stacks. This stack is fantastic for showing off just how much Apple could do with two colors.

The Somnolescent Archives has made these individually available!

Slowly, painfully, torturously, methodically—I’ve clipped out over 700 of these f*cking things and stuck them on this page at their original size for your use and enjoyment. The entire thing is less than 300kb, after all the PNGs are optimized.

See all the files on the website.


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