#10 Crazy & Different

AmperArt #10 Crazy & Different


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Upon read­ing of Steve Jobs’ pass­ing, I felt almost the same way as I did on Decem­ber 15, 1966…

As I was fold­ing papers for my paper route, the head­line caught my eye:

WALT DISNEY DIES

I went numb and cried. Both Dis­ney and Jobs were vision­ar­ies, cre­ative genius­es, demand­ing per­fec­tion­ists, and they both died much too young.

My first lap­top was the very first Tita­ni­um G3 – it couldn’t even burn a cd, it was such an ear­ly mod­el. (I’ve since learned to wait for ver­sion 2 or 3.) I was so proud of that thing. It was the ulti­mate in styl­ish design. I didn’t even care if there was a com­put­er inside the case, it was just beau­ti­ful to look at. That’s what I appre­ci­ate most about Steve – he made every­thing with class, from the way it works to the way it looks and feels, even down to the mar­ket­ing and advertising.

Macskateer

M‑I-​C… See how insane­ly great this world is today.

K‑E-Y…Why? Because of vision­ary genius.

After Walt passed away the com­pa­ny stum­bled for awhile, but the “cast mem­bers” and fans of Dis­ney have so much soul that they got it back on its feet. We’ll always won­der what else Walt would have cre­at­ed had he lived longer, and sure­ly we won­der that about Steve. But just like Dis­ney, Apple has such a strong desire to be a class act and pro­duce class prod­ucts, sup­port­ed by its incred­i­bly loy­al fans, that Steve would prob­a­bly be proud of what his peo­ple con­tin­ue to invent and polish.

I designed this poster hon­or­ing Steve Jobs, as a spe­cial edi­tion in my Amper­Art poster series.

The words are straight from of one of Steve’s speeches.

No doubt Walt and Steve are think­ing up the next insane­ly great idea in vision­ary heaven.


Production notes:
Original size: 20 x 30 inches
Program: Photoshop (coulda used Illustrator — probably started out as an entirely different concept for which Photoshop would be required)
Font: Myriad (Apple’s marketing font family)
Ampersand: Myriad, sans one delicious byte
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10 thoughts to “#10 Crazy & Different”

      1. YES, and YOU, Mary Ann, are MY remark­able cousin! Hap­py birthday.
        I love your acknowl­edg­ment and cel­e­bra­tion of these two great men, and your impor­tant mes­sage that exem­pli­fies that neg­a­tive judg­ments of our­selves or oth­ers is always irrel­e­vant and even inaccurate.

    1. That’s an out­stand­ing com­pli­ment, Car­olyn. I do appre­ci­ate his atten­tion to style and perfection.

    1. Share but­tons? I hard­ly under­stand Face­book! But you’re right, Jinx­ie, and thanks for the tip. I’ll look into how to do that prop­er­ly. I hate to just see a whole glob of those icons on a web­site unless they are tru­ly relevant.
      Share the site? Share each post? Share my secret for the world’s best meatballs?
      “Share But­tons for Dum­mies” here I come!

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