10.06

We’ll miss you Steve

2011

There are countless kind things to say about Steve Jobs. The man left us hundreds of inspirational quotes and material to aid in the celebration of his life. We thought we’d celebrate him in the way we do best; wood type. After all, Steve Jobs attributes the wonderful design of his products to a typography course he took in college,

“I learned about serif and san serif typefaces, about varying the amount of space between different letter combinations, about what makes great typography great. It was beautiful, historical, artistically subtle in a way that science can’t capture, and I found it fascinating. None of this had even a hope of any practical application in my life. But ten years later, when we were designing the first Macintosh computer, it all came back to me. And we designed it all into the Mac. It was the first computer with beautiful typography. If I had never dropped in on that single course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.”

  1. Val McNichols says: October 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Wonderfully creative tribute TPD. Mr Jobs would be proud.

    • Christine says: October 6, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      Thanks Val!

  2. Tammy says: October 6, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Well Said! Thanks for posting this.

  3. Jessica says: October 9, 2011 at 12:47 am

    This is great! Are you going to sell these as prints? I’d love to buy the second one!!

  4. Pat says: June 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

    Got to agree with Jessica. Please let us know if you are going to sell these as prints. I’m a sure buyer. :)

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