Happy Birthday Steve.
I debated with myself whether I should post this. I don’t want people to think I’m trying to somehow “top” the previous design or recreate what happened once — not that I believe it’s possible anyway. And the last thing I want is to exploit Steve Jobs’ legacy.
But little did I know, history does repeat itself. Kind of.
Almost immediately after I posted this on Facebook, somebody told me about a Hong Kong band that dedicated a song to the passing of Steve, and their album art… well, see for yourself.
Another tribute graphic, another potential accusation of plagiarism impossible to verify.
The last time I posted a disclaimer regarding my work, it made me look even more suspicious to some people. So consider the fact I’m telling you about a similar design that came before mine, NOT as a preemptive defense for myself, but simply a story that has come full circle in a rather amusing/depressing way that I must share it with you.
Dare I ask… thoughts?