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Steve Jobs_You Inspired Us All by TheRyanFord Steve Jobs_You Inspired Us All by TheRyanFord
Steve Jobs' death came as a surprise. Even thought I knew he was ill, I guess mentally I was not prepared for the idea that I would be living in a Steve Jobs-less world.

Some complain about all the praise Jobs has been receiving since his death, but quite frankly I think the anger and frustration regarding him is undeserved. Unlike any other singular name in my life thus far, Steve Jobs had a wide-reaching impact that goes unmatched. His unwavering attention to detail, his incredible ability to build products that excited me and many others, and the air of mystery surrounding his personality...I guess they all transpired to create an incredible figure.

Think about it. Jobs has affected your life in a remarkable way and you may not even realize it. His company popularized the mouse (your clicky mouse), turned the music and video industries on their heads and transformed how we entertain ourselves, made touchscreens make sense, revolutionized the phone and communication industries. The list goes on. He also co-founded Pixar, who has produced many of the most popular movies of the past decade. The machine you're using right now is the way it is because of Steve Jobs. $spyed put it very succinctly earlier today: "If Steve Jobs hadn't done it, somebody else would've done it, but he's the one who did it" and dammit he did it well.

Regarding the wallpapers
I wanted to produce a small thing to, I dunno, commemorate (?) this monumental occasion which I'm sure I and many others will remember for the rest of our lives. Jobs acted as an inspiration to me and made my job possible, and in true form I've made this wallpaper in sizes appropriate for most of his machines:

  • 2 desktop wallpapers (at differing proportions)

  • 1 iPad version

  • 1 iPhone version (built for the HD screens but will scale down gracefully)



I tried to create a very simple representation of Jobs, and wanted to contrast his figure with the emptiness we feel with his absence.

Please enjoy.
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:icondarkdoomer:
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
What did Steve Jobs do besides scamming people into buying overpriced chinese gadgets with an apple on it?
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:icontheryanford:
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
He sunk my battleship.
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:icondarkdoomer:
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ah. that's worrisome.
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:icon1bestcooldude:
1bestcooldude Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Emotional :')
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:iconcharliespiral:
charliespiral Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
like
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:iconi-am-tsukiko:
i-am-tsukiko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
It's sad that when someone says "let's honor this person," most just clap. I'd cry that they were gone.
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:iconjoedokes:
joedokes Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. Make sure to always "think different."
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:icondevantkala:
devantkala Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
its really awwsome man...\m/ keep it up
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:iconechizenruth:
echizenruth Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional
i love him. my inspiration
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:iconpoison-stripes:
Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really incredible.
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:iconzivantian:
Zivantian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A picture is worth a thousand words...this is worth a million.
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:iconzigthezag:
ZigtheZag Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
I know that I am quite late to show my thanks to him because I have just found this but here goes nothing...

Steve Jobs has had a very complicated and fascinating life whom which he lived in.
He has invented a bunch of useful stuff like the iPad, iPhone and many other things.
It is a pain to realize that some people don't even know about what he has done to the world that we live in.
I,for one, believe that Jobs has to be known among those people.
Because he just deserves it.
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:iconisabeljoanvalentine:
isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Well said. :nod:
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:iconhenred5:
henred5 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
An inspiring and fitting tribute.
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:iconshivaglaceon:
ShivaGlaceon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconxxxmeelyxxx:
XxXMeelyXxX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
it's very sad that we lost him :C
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:iconsunnyrainstorm:
sunnyrainstorm Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
It's so sad he died.
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:iconbendenfield:
bendenfield Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student General Artist
one man dies and millions cry. a million people die and noone cries.
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:iconkatmphotography:
KatMPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
wonderful!
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:icon1rr:
1rr Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
i like it
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:iconjackson-13:
Jackson-13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
i love this, thank you for it! if only he could see it
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:iconfastpager200:
fastpager200 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Artist
can somebody tell me what the hell is steve jobs!?!?!?!?!?!?
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:iconjackson-13:
Jackson-13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
......
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:iconfastpager200:
fastpager200 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Artist
psyco guy + the devil + half zombie head + companion cube + jacket + some green pants = PSYCO DEMON COMPANION CUBE ZOMBIE FROM HELL!!!!!!!!
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:iconjackson-13:
Jackson-13 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
xD what?
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:iconfastpager200:
fastpager200 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Artist
its this minecraft skin i made.
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:iconjackson-13:
Jackson-13 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
ooo ok, got it then :D
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:iconfastpager200:
fastpager200 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Artist
:3
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:iconjackson-13:
Jackson-13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
well anyway... steve jobs was the Co-Founder and Ex-CEO of Apple
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:iconayazu:
Ayazu Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student General Artist
go to google and type in steve jobs.
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:iconravenhart:
Ravenhart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Appropriate and well put. Nicely done.
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:iconinushiro14:
InuShiro14 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing job! :)
Steve Jobs would've been proud.
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:iconxyger1337:
xyger1337 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dude this rocks, if only i saw this before. Great job dude!
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:icontjdyo:
Tjdyo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Beautiful wallpaper

Any possibility of an iPad version without the text? I want my homepage to not have text
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:iconcrezo:
crezo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
really nice work. RIP to the legend that was SJ
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:icondisa4ever:
disa4ever Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Nice work man! love it ;)
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:iconseloame:
Seloame Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
R.I.P Steve ... You made me FEEL a better part of technology. Thanks a lot
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:iconcookieconcerto:
CookieConcerto Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Those are reasons I need to tell my friends about. They've been complaining that all he does is upgrade the Ipod and stuff. I tried to explain it to them, but I'm no good with words. Steve Jobs will not be forgotten.
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:iconidellechi:
Idellechi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Student General Artist
I MISS STEVE! I mean, i'm not a fan of apple at all, but I love Pixar and Atari! Finding Nemo is my favorite disney movie! He was a pioneer in technology and will be missed.
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:icontomtom598:
TomTom598 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
I may have not known Steve Jobs that much, but after looking him up and seeing this, I feel the impact and I'm going to miss that guy even more.
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:icontinayan:
tinayan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
wow.
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:iconalessandro-ferro:
Alessandro-Ferro Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful.
We've lost a true genius.
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:iconsonofcimon:
SonOfCimon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
I'd ask why the good must die young, but then that would be implying that I consider Jobs to be on the same level as people like Mohandas Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr.
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sparkypikachu99 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderfully done ^^
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:icondiamondlightning:
DiamondLightning Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student General Artist
:'(
How can a good person like him die so fast???
Nice wallpaper then
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:iconnuckchorris0:
nuckchorris0 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow. Just, wow.

Gorgeous.
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:icongrimlock38:
GrimlocK38 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you, Thank you
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:iconhaylin606:
haylin606 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is great! I'm going to make it the wallpaper on all my apple devices to commemorate the amazing Jobs.
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:icongenieneovo:
Genieneovo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
i love it...



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RIP Steve Jobs :(
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:iconnikivoro:
nikivoro Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Awesome! On my iPad and iPhone already, but can you please make 2560x1600 or 1280x800 version? :p
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