Steve Jobs Inspired

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.

A tribute to Steve Jobs

Graffiti by Taker, photo AZso

Tribute to Steve Jobs | We are orphan...

photo by Dominik Fusina, Flickr

Stephen Edward Graphics, Etsy

tribute to steve jobs

Picture: Mint Digital/PA, The Telegraph


Steve Jobs 2011 (black)

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)

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