Co-founder and former CEO of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs passed away this week. The Apple website has memorialized Jobs on the home page of the company’s website – See screenshot below.
The news of Jobs’ death was sad, shocking and momentous.
In addition to his many achievements in computer technology, design, product invention, branding and marketing with Apple, Jobs’ vision, products and aesthetic have had a profound, massive influence on contemporary visual grammar and global culture, be it design, advertising, user-experience, animation, music, etc., and, of course, the software and hardware, the very tools we use to create and produce.
Thank you, Steve. Respect. Rest in peace.