Steve Jobs Apple Logo

(design by Jonathan Mak)

Since Steve Jobs passed away last Wednesday, Apple fans around the world have been paying tribute to the legendary entrepreneur. Thanks to a submission by ibernstein, one particular homage stands out.

The modified Apple logo above is the work of Jonathan Mak, a 19-year-old designer living in Hong Kong. According to his Tumblr,

“Jonathan Mak Long is an egomaniac who refers to himself in the third person, Jonathan is also a self-proclaimed designer, photographer, and philosopher. He is, in short, a liar.”

In short, he is a great designer, though controversy exists over this image. In May, three months before Mak’s creation, Raid71 drafted something similar; however, it is not nearly as impressive. Mak states that he had not seen Raid71’s design, though he admits it’s not an original — claiming he had been paranoid over the apparent simplicity of the concept. Whether or not that is true cannot be verified, but his version is executed much more effectively. The silhouette in black referencing the shadow of a genius, along with the slightly tilted head, are what make this rendition really solid. Since Steve Jobs passed away last Wednesday, Jonathan Mak’s logo has made its way around the world, rapidly.

Download the full size wallpaper (2560×1600)

  1 comment for “Steve Jobs Apple Logo

  1. wgp
    October 14, 2011 at 10:54 am

    For more on this story, check out this article from the New York Times (via Yahoo!). It’s an interesting angle on the challenges of claiming—and protecting—intellectual property in an age when the tools of creativity are increasingly accessible and information can travel around the world in a matter of minutes.

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