This minimalist illustration of Steve Jobs’ silhouette replacing the bite within Apple’s logo is quickly making the rounds on the Internet. Created by Jonathan Mak, a 19-year-old design student in Hong Kong, it’s a sad but perfect way to pay respects to a man who believed in thoughtful design and beautiful simplicity.
Here are some of the comments on Mak’s page about his illustration:
“This image is racing around the world at the speed of click. Beautiful.” – Karen Siwak
“I think that Apple should buy this design from you and make it their official logo so no one ever forgets! Well done and extremely classy.” – PJ
“The perfect tribute to the man who will forever be a part of Apple and all our lives.” – Rajesh Nidwannaya
Update: Read about how this design has become a sensation over at Reuters.
“Originally, I was going to put a black modified logo against a white background,” said Mak to Reuters.
“It just didn’t feel somber enough. I just wanted it to be a very quiet commemoration. It’s just this quiet realization that Apple is now missing a piece. It’s just kind of implying his absence.”