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Steve Jobs Icon Controversy

The spirit of Steve Jobs still lives on.

I have posted earlier the apple logo designed by Jonathan Mak, a 19 yr old graphics designer from Hongkong.  In days, he has turned from being a celebrated artist to a controversial copier.

Apparently, it closely matched one produced earlier this year by Chris Thornley, a British graphic artist.

The sad part is that Mr. Thornley, who is currently suffering from a rare form on lymphoma,  has created his design in May as opposed to Jonathan’s August.

Jonathan's Design

Chris' design
In his statement, Mr. Thornley said he had first developed his design in May
“because I wanted to celebrate the fact that someone who had cancer was still working, still driving forward and still thinking positively about the future.”
 I admire Mr. Thornley for his positive attitude and drive to continue.

And while I celebrate all kinds of creativity, it’s just so sad that technology has slowly eroded our sense of originality and inspiration. 

I think it was Pablo Picasso who said: “Bad artists copy. Great artists steal”

It might be true, but then where’s the respect in that?


  1. It's a two graphic artist in a two different places in a different time that give tribute to Steve. Whoever win on them, I like Mak design.


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