Stunning old school Macintosh icons turn your modern Mac into something way cooler

Macos Old School Artwork
Macos Old School Artwork (Image credit: Ben Vessey)

What you need to know

  • A new icon kit turns modern Macs into Macintoshes.
  • 166 custom icons are included in the base Old School kit.
  • Custom icons can be made if required.

Have you ever looked at your Mac and wished it looked a little more like it belonged in 1984? If you have, you're in luck because there's a new icon and wallpaper pack that is going to be right up your street.

The new Old School icon pack created by Ben Vessey consists of 166 "pixel perfect" icons across both dark and light themes alongside five dynamic wallpapers that are built with massive 6K displays in mind. There is even a provision made for those using Windows machines — ICO files and static wallpapers are included!

Macos Old School Artwork

Macos Old School Artwork (Image credit: Ben Vessey)

The full rundown of what you can expect includes:

  • 166 pixel perfect icons (scroll down for the full list)
  • Dark & Light themes
  • 5 dynamic macOS wallpapers in 6k to complete the look
  • Drag and drop install on macOS with IconChamp (not included)
  • Gold option which includes 5 custom app icons of your choice
  • Want to give your Windows machine a retro Mac vibe? No problem, ICO files and static wallpapers are included

All of that is available right now for just $5.99 plus local taxes. That collection of 166 icons includes all of the most common apps including 1Password, Apple Music, and more. But if your favorite app isn't included you can opt for a special package that will also get your five additional custom icons, built to your specification. That package costs a little extra, as you'd expect.

We can probably all agree that the current Apple silicon machines are the best Macs Apple has ever made. But these icons will sure help remind us of a simpler time. And one that was much more black, white, and pixelated!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.