There are some days when it’s just wrong to stay inside. You know what I mean? We went for a walk, and saw such pretty colors… I think my creative inspiration tank was running low, and I’m so glad I slowed down to fill ‘er up! (By the way, who can tell me what those yellow berries/ fruits are?)
I read this cartoon today. It’s true. There was something about Steve Jobs, highlighted by his death, that speaks to the heart of our culture right now. Certain symbolic qualities, thrown into high relief by the dismal state of our economy and the blah, blah, blahing of political maneuvering, seem to take on an even greater importance.
Rebellion. Simplicity. Art. Competence. Connectivity. Precision. Dreams.
Comic Riffs: Quick sketches on deadline. (Cavna - TWP)
Tributes are pouring in from every corner of the blogosphere. I’ve rounded up some of the art that is being generated, although I’m sure this is just the beginning – I”ll add to this post as I find more. My favorite of this grouping is the graffiti. Rebellious. Simple. Art.
Graffiti by Taker, photo AZso
photo by Dominik Fusina, Flickr
Stephen Edward Graphics, Etsy
Picture: Mint Digital/PA, The Telegraph
Illustration by Charis Tsevis
“Picasso had a saying. He said, ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal. And we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas and I think part of what made the Macintosh great was that the people working on it were musicians and poets and artists and zoologists and historians who also happened to be the best computer scientists in the world.”
— Steve Jobs in PBS’s “Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires” (1996)