8 strange Steve Jobs tributes: bizarre art that celebrates Apple's co-founder

8 strange Steve Jobs tributes

From Steve Jobs action figures and hair art to Steve Jobs tattoos and even a Steve Jobs cheese platter.

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Steve Jobs tattoo

We've seen some wonderful tributes to Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, but some are certainly stranger than others. We've seen it all: Steve Jobs action figures, Steve Jobs hair art, Steve Jobs tattoos and even a Steve Jobs cheese platter. Here, we round up the best of the bizarre Steve Jobs tribute art we've seen.

We'll start with one of the most recent Steve Jobs tributes we've seen – a Steve Jobs tattoo that is actually really rather impressive. It's not nearly as bizarre as some of the other tributes in this round-up, though you'd have to be pretty brave to get Jobs' portrait permanently emblazoned on one of your limbs.

This tattoo is the work of Nikko Hurtado, who specialises in drawing photo-real tattoos of famous icons onto the skin. Other impressive tattoos we've seen from Hurtado include Pixar characters, X-Men, Star Wars and more. He's also the man behind Cheryl Cole's famous bum tattoo.

[Read about what it was like to work with Steve Jobs here]

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We've seen some wonderful tributes to Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, but some are certainly stranger than others. We've seen it all: Steve Jobs action figures, Steve Jobs hair art, Steve Jobs tattoos and even a Steve Jobs cheese platter. Here, we round up the best of the bizarre Steve Jobs tribute art we've seen.

We'll start with one of the most recent Steve Jobs tributes we've seen – a Steve Jobs tattoo that is actually really rather impressive. It's not nearly as bizarre as some of the other tributes in this round-up, though you'd have to be pretty brave to get Jobs' portrait permanently emblazoned on one of your limbs.

This tattoo is the work of Nikko Hurtado, who specialises in drawing photo-real tattoos of famous icons onto the skin. Other impressive tattoos we've seen from Hurtado include Pixar characters, X-Men, Star Wars and more. He's also the man behind Cheryl Cole's famous bum tattoo.

[Read about what it was like to work with Steve Jobs here]

Steve Jobs sculpture

A rather unique-looking sculpture commemorating Steve Jobs was unveiled in Belgrade, Serbia, in February by famous sculptor Dragan Radenovic. The statue features Jobs’ bust, the binary digits 1 and 0, the Latin letter A, and the Serbian letters E and III.

The piece beat out more than 10,000 other entries in an art competition and will eventually end up in Apple’s Cupertino headquarters. (If this one was the winner, we can only imagine how ridiculous the rejected pieces were. But, hey, maybe we just don’t “get” it.)

Though the artwork has been garnering mixed reviews on the internet from Apple fans – does an aesthetic visionary so committed to sleekness in design really deserve such a clunky commemoration? – Apple execs allegedly love it, appreciating the “imperfections of his work,” according to the report in the Serbian press. In fact, Radenovic is heading to Apple HQ next month to discuss the final version of the piece, which will stand at roughly 3 to 5 meters in height.

Via The Mac Observer

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Steve Jobs copper sculpture

Hungarian architecture software company Graphisoft erected a bronze, life-size statue of Jobs at its Budapest headquarters in December 2011, shortly after Jobs’ death. The company claimed to have a personal relationship with Jobs that stretched back to the ‘80s when the “small company with limited resources [was] working within the economic confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary,” founder Gabor Bojar, who commissioned the statue, told technology news site The Register.

It’s probably much more universally appealing than the latest Radenovic sculpture, but we can’t help but think this one just kind of looks like a guy staring in disbelief as his fingers inexplicably melt upwards.

Via Daily Mail

Steve Jobs figure #1

M.I.C. Gadget was the first to create an incredibly detailed Steve Jobs Action figure in 2010, selling it on its website for $79.90 (£48). The desktop-sized figure featured an oversized head, his trademark black turtleneck/blue jeans uniform, and what appears to be an iPhone 4.

Apple’s lawyers were quick to shut down the China-based company’s operation, stating that the figure violated a California statute prohibiting the use of a person’s likeness in a product without authorization. The figures then appeared again on eBay with a jacked-up price of almost $2500 (£1500) a piece, though those sales were quickly squandered again.

Via Tom's Guide

Steve Jobs figure #2

M.I.C. Gadget’s legal troubles in this area didn’t stop Hong Kong firm In Icon from trying a similar stunt in 2012, though they too eventually ceased production after threat of legal action by Apple and Jobs’ family.

Steve Jobs figure #3

And again, more recently, Tokyo-based startup company Legend Toys has created some insanely detailed ‘70s and ‘80s versions of Jobs – pores, veins, dry lips and all. A quick scroll through the company’s website is guaranteed to make you feel some things, the most notable of which should probably be “thoroughly creeped out.” The figures can be purchased through the website for $199.99 (£122). Despite its predecessors’ histories, the company is not worried about getting banned.

“We do not have permission from anyone and we don’t think it’s necessary to obtain permission from anyone,” said Legend Toy’s Yuichi Kimura. “Just like millions of people around the world, I was moved by Jobs’ passion and creativity. He said that he loved to do things he could do best. So do I, and the best thing I can do is make a lifelike figure to remember him and I also wanted to share my passion with all his fans like he did with those I-products.”

Steve Jobs iPhone case

LightCaseStore heard you liked iPhones, so they put a collage of the iPhone founder made up of mini iPhones on your iPhone. And then they threw it up into the galaxy, as the background would suggest.

You can buy this case from Etsy for a mere £6.84 (+ shipping). The best part? The case comes not only in the iPhone 4/4S/5/5S/5C variety, but you can also select the Samsung Galaxy option. Just in case you want to break up the Apple motif a bit.

Via Etsy

Steve Jobs haircut

On one side, we have Jonathan Mak’s Jobs tribute logo. On the other, there’s Albert Watson’s portrait of Jobs from Fortune Magazine in 2006. Out of sight of the picture, apparently we have Apple’s “Think Different” slogan carved into this young man’s head as he stood waiting for the iPhone 4S at Apple’s Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York. Johan Ruiz crafted this masterpiece. Strange as it might be, it’s nothing short of impressive. And less permanent than a tattoo, so that’s probably a good thing.

Via MacRumors

Cheese Jobs

Easily the most bizarre tribute of the lot comes from Ken at TheCooksDen.com. As a self-described “Mac Fanboy,” Ken writes that “Steve’s piercing gaze and strong personality make him a natural choice for bold food pairings.” You can get the recipe here, but the main gist of it is mozzarella + pepper + expert knife-wielding skills + good humoured party guests + a lot of time on your hands.

Via The Cook's Den

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Jay Lane said: Comments,Jay Lane,As scary as the real Jobs was!!

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