Great NY Times piece with insights into how Jobs is still leaving his mark on Apple: Simplifying the Bull
In a version of the class taught last year, Mr. Nelson showed a slide of “The Bull,” a series of 11 lithographs of a bull that Picasso created over about a month, starting in late 1945. In the early stages, the bull has a snout, shoulder shanks and hooves, but over the iterations, those details vanish. The last image is a curvy stick figure that is still unmistakably a bull.
In “What Makes Apple, Apple,” another course that Mr. Nelson occasionally teaches, he showed a slide of the remote control for the Google TV, said an employee who took the class last year. The remote has 78 buttons. Then, the employee said, Mr. Nelson displayed a photo of the Apple TV remote, a thin piece of metal with just three buttons.
I've decided to just keep using this post as a running thread of instances of great ads and commercials from companies that don't take themselves too seriously...
Burger King tries to prove that copying isn't so bad as long as you're honest about it.
Dollar Shave Club - perhaps my favorite commercial, EVER
This is universe denting philosophy. I stumbled upon this when looking into some of the inspirations behind Swift. What I found was SO much more than I was looking for...
Creators need an immediate connection to what they're creating. Creators need to be able to see what they’re doing.
The flotsam and jetsam of a techie mind...