Jonathan Mak: Thanks, Steve

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As news of Steve Jobs' death spread, a design, featuring the Apple Logo with Jobs' silhouette making up the "bite" starting popping up, on Facebook profiles and on commemorative memorabilia on eBay. The creator, a 19-year old Hong Kong designer and photographer, Jonathan Mak, had designed it initially when Jobs stepped down from the CEO post in August, using it to signify the tech visionary's long-lasting impact on the Apple brand and on the technology world. He reposted it when Jobs passed away. Since then, the teenager has received notes, well-wishes and seen his work explode on the web. He has even received a job offer. When he initially posted it, it seems like he wasn't aware of the effect it would have. "Posting designs like this one makes me paranoid, because I can't shake the feeling that it's not original," he wrote.

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Oct 07, 2011
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