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October 6, 2011
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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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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?
TheRyanFord Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
He sunk my battleship.
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ah. that's worrisome.
1bestcooldude Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Emotional :')
charliespiral Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
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.
joedokes Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. Make sure to always "think different."
devantkala Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
its really awwsome man...\m/ keep it up
echizenruth Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional
i love him. my inspiration
Poison-Stripes Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really incredible.
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