Steve Jobs Tribute Logo Becomes Viral Sensation
A graphic design student in Hong Kong is making waves with his Apple design, which features the late Jobs' face.
Since the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the most notable names in Hollywood and Silicon Valley have honored the iconic visionary. Perhaps one of the most popular tributes, however, comes from a graphic design student in Hong Kong.
19-year-old Jonathan Mak Long created a black and white homage to Jobs in the form of an Apple logo, featuring the former CEO's face in place of the bite mark. The design was initially created in August, following Jobs' surprising departure from the company he helped build, but sparked a frenzy on the web after his death.
"I wanted to commemorate him. He's such an integral part of Apple. I thought it would be fitting to include him in the Apple logo," Long told Yahoo! via Skype. "With Jobs gone, Apple is literally missing a piece."
Yahoo! notes that after Long re-posted the image to his Tumblr account on Wednesday, the image immediately earned 10,000 likes and reblogs, climbing to 180,000 in just one day.
"He had this vision that he was not afraid to commit to. That's how he broke new ground. His commitment and belief in himself is what inspires me," Long added.
While the logo has caught the eye of countless social media users -- including Ashton Kutcher, who made the image his personal Twitter photo -- current Apple CEO Tim Cook has yet to respond an e-mail from Long.
As for his own brand loyalty to Apple, Long admits that he got his first MacBook Pro just one year ago and is not an iPhone user.
- Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct Steve Jobs Movie, Leonardo DiCaprio Eyed to Star
- Bryan Singer Accuser Names Three Hollywood Insiders in New Sex Abuse Lawsuits (Video)
- The Scene and Stars at the Tribeca Film Festival (Photos)
- Summer Movie Preview: Will Godzilla or Spider-Man (Or Angelina Jolie?) Dominate Your Cineplex?
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
- Watch These Grooving 'Grannies' Get Down Before Running Marathons For A Good Cause
- David Alan Grier's 'How To Tell Black People Apart' Is Just What The World Needs
- Debbie Allen Knows There Won't Be Diversity On TV Until We Meld Into One Melting Pot Of A Race
- Nikki Reed Talks 'In Your Eyes,' 'Twilight' And More With Co-Star Michael Stahl-David