Steve Jobs: Impromptu Apple Fan Art Goes Viral

Steve Jobs Shadow Tribute
Photo Courtesy: Jonathan Mak

Mourning the late Apple cop-founder Steve Jobs, Hong Kong design student Jonathan Mak, 18, created the above art and posted it online. It swept the globe — churning globally online even this writing. It in fact is arresting. Look closely. The minimalist artist hid two symbolic images. Can you see them? According to Reuters, actor Ashton Kutcher can.

He’s using Mak’s image as his profile image on Twitter. T-shirts, hats and other merchandise are due out with Mak’s graphical depiction of Jobs presence, ousting and, now, permanent absence from Apple. Poignant.

Apple iPie

Photo Courtesy: Mike Elgan

The Apple Pie, above, was a hit image on Google+ the moment Mike Elgan, in my circles, published it publicly. Given that Wozniak told me he and Jobs first assembled the Apple I boards in the kitchen — not the garage — of Jobs’ parents’ Mountainview, CA home, I thought it was fitting. Nice job, Mike.

Candles for Steve

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Grieving Jobs employees and customers have been contributing art like this to memorials to Jobs spring up all over the country. There are dozens in San Francisco and Silicon Valley alone. Here is one of my favorite images.

Steve Jobs by Charis Tsevis

Photo courtesy: Charis Tsevis

Created by designer Charis Tsevis, this mosaic piece combines images of Jobs-led Apple computers and mobile devices. It’s so Dali.

Steve Jobs_metamorphoses

Photo Courtesy: metamorphoses

This designer took the stock Apple image of Steve Jobs after he died Wednesday, October 6, 2011, and melds it with a LiteBrite effect and Apple logo. Excellent.

Steve Jobs Water

Image Courtesy: ~kgenextreme

Memorial Outside Steve's Home

Photo Courtesy: Noah Berger/AP

Here’s a beautiful shot of a Memorial fans put together outside of Steve Jobs’ Palo Alto, CA home on October 6th, 2011

Jobs, famous for saying his goal was travel the line where art and technology meet, would’ve smiled at this artistic outpouring. This I know for sure. Do you have an image you’ve seen online we should include here?

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  1. Brian Burgess

    October 7, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Fans of Steve Jobs have really been coming out with some beautiful art all over the web. It’s great to look at.

  2. Spencer

    October 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    That first profile shot belongs on the cover of his biography. It says everything in one frame.

    Thanks for sharing Gina.

  3. TechBase

    October 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    nice, lovely pictures

  4. Anne Edwards

    October 9, 2011 at 10:49 am

    I, of course. didn’t have the honour to know the man, yet I feel he would be both touched & amused. How few of us will leave this world having had any affect on more than a handful of folk, never mind the world. Also, I hope his death brings about more research into this awful illness…just shows you, no matter how rich you are with access to the best money can buy…the swine will get you!

  5. Gina Smith

    October 10, 2011 at 1:00 am

    The outpouring from designers the world over is touching to see — and gorgeous to witness. gs

  6. John Moffitt

    November 3, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    The Jobs shadow logo is the single most impressive bit of design I’ve seen in many years … what a great job. And Steve will be missed.

    Cheers, John

  7. John Moffitt

    November 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Thanks Steve.

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