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The world stopped for a moment when Apple announced the passing of their beloved co-founder and chairman of the board, Steve Jobs. Perfectionist we all know Steve was, he’ll surely be missed by many – including myself. This sad event triggered an unstoppable flow of tributes coming from all corners of the world. One such touching tribute, simply named Thanks, Steve was created by Jonathan Mak Long, a 19-year-old designer from Hong Kong. Simple as is, Jonathan’s altered corporate logo depicts Jobs’ face replacing apple-bite (byte ;D) present in Apple’s logo. What do you think of it? I loved the simplicity and atmosphere Jonathan managed to transfer via his tribute to the man who enriched our lives in one way or the other.

  • Julie

    Hurray!!! Good for Johnathon Mak Long!!! I think it’s such a tribute. Maybe he (Mr. Mak Long) could submit it to the CEO’s of Apple. I’m sure it is a great honor to represent Steve Jobs in such a PERFECT way. Such like you would give “an apple to the teacher!” Am I dating myself there? Anyway.. Hurray!

  • Eon.Vain

    1st one!

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  • Care Bear

    Will an Apple a day keep Steve Jobs away?

    • The Doctor

      yes,so will a top hat, a snowman or a cat, for Steve Jobs is dead

  • FeatherlightBlu

    I never knew him, nor did I ever purchase any of his products. But soon, his Mac products will help make my Audio Engineering/Producing career that much better. So first, praise God for his contributions, and finally, thank You Mr. Jobs for your lifetime of commitment.

  • Timothy Collins

    Great tribute to a great man.

  • from Germany

    Rest in Peace, Steve

  • Melody

    so cool!
    R.I.P Steve Jobs.

  • Dave Westende

    This should become the new Apple Logo

    • jim Cowan

      My thoughts exactly… just one of the ways to say “thanks for a “job” well done”. No pun intended… sorry. He contributed so much to the world of communication and computer technology. God bless you Steve Jobs. Praying for your family remaining here.

    • jim Cowan

      Don’t know where those links came from… it sure wasn’t me that placed them.

  • Christian Rawyler

    As a macintosh (happy) user since 1984, I must say it’s the best hommage to Steve I saw these days. Once again, a picture is worth zillions of words! And thanks to you for your excellent site…

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  • James Larrian

    He was a truly great man… I know for a fact that he will truly be missed by all people, not just the people who made use of the inventions he made that so greatly benefited us…

  • moi

    RIP, genius.

  • Dan

    I was VERY sad when I was watching the news and suddenly I see an interview with a friend of Steve Jobs. I saw a little caption that read:

    STEVE JOBS 1955-2011

    That’s what I remember. What a wonderful illusion!

    Steven Paul Jobs — February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

  • PromiseMe

    R.I.P. Steve

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  • Singer1047

    I heard they are comparing him from albert einstein!!!

    I am sad because he came up with almost everything we use at home. example: iphone ipod ect.

    • paddy

      everything we use at home? iphone ipod etc lol yeah thats loads


    aw….R.I.P….Steve Jobs 1955-2011

  • Ron

    Love it. Simple, yet elegant.

  • t

    Magnificent, clean and ‘to the point’. Just like Steve would have liked it. Fitting for a man who knew how to take a bite out of the apple.

  • http://6monthstolive.wordpress.com Jacqueline

    Very cool image!

  • Bob Kausen

    They always say less is more and so it goes with this. Arguably one of the very best tributes to steve. I bring’s back a memory, not long after Dale Earnhardt was killed I pulled up behind a chevy pickup lowered and a beautiful Red. In the rear window was a large Silver 3 and under
    It were the words “Thanks for the ride “.

  • endlessfire

    It’s a perfect tribute.

  • http://zamoracartoons.blogspot.com ferzam

    that’s great design just like first idea that cropped up in my mind when i saw the first “black apple” with jobs’ head at the bottom needing a tweak… lesson? never let things come to pass if you can do it right here and now! RIP Steve!

  • Sean


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    great illusion…..it is sad how Steve Jobs died……1st comment?

    • eee efff geee

      nope i wasn’t the first comment >.<

  • http://moillusions.com Alain

    Simple, but fitting tribute to the man. RIP Steve

  • breandan

    what an eloquint way to say goodbye

  • popesantaxiv

    It’s lovely.

  • Mary Jo Rawleigh

    The moment I saw “Steve Jobs inside the Apple”, I was touched. How simply elegant. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then I think this one is worth a million words.

    • The Doctor

      this isn’t 1,000 pictures, or is it?

  • http://wwww.facebook.com Emily-louise Bailey

    I think this is a lovely tribute to STEVE JOBS, it brought a tear to my eye just looking at it!

  • quack yup quack

    R.I.P Steve Jobs
    P.s thanks for the I phone lolz but um no lolz u will be remembered every time we see an apple lolz again but seriously R.I.P

  • http://xeronimo.tumblr.com Jerome

    It’s ingenious!

  • nicola

    wow i see his face its amazing is that the real logo?

  • Harold Insignares

    Jonathan Mak Long has created an outstanding and significant tribute logo. Simplicity will always reign and he has managed to convey a beautiful message. Fantastic Jonathan!

  • debbie

    I first came across this on Facebook soon after the news of Steve’s passing. I have shared it with my friends and them with theirs….it is an iconic image. In the circumstances no words are needed. RIP

  • Devam

    RIP Steve Jobs :((

  • .

    i hope they make this into the real logo :) xxxxx RIP S.J.

  • naomi

    This should replace the old logo. Very well done!

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  • kevin

    Clever. I just saw it as a more detailed apple bite at first glance, but then I saw it was a man’s head.

  • Sapphire

    The title gave a way the illusion though…:( still cool….

  • JGD

    very app-ealing

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  • Dan

    Most people are saying the picture should become the new official logo of Apple. I would be happy if that happened. I look at the Apple logo on my iPod Touch, and I see the face of the iPod’s creator! It will make me feel good that Steve Jobs has gone to a better place! HE WAS THE AWESOME OF ALL AWESOME!!!!!!!! He made the Mac, IPhone*, iPod, and more!

    *iPhone 4s is headed for stores on October 14th!

  • http://gravatar.com/thenatureboyricflair David Blair

    May You Rest In Peace Mr. Steve Jobs! :-( Your Legacy Will Live On, FOREVER!!!!!!! You Sir, Are A True Genius And Will Always Be Remembered As Such!!!!!!!

  • Yibeltal Gudeta

    World missed a powered ever man

  • http://www.condom-sizes.org Pete

    simple, yet brilliant
    the best tribute one could imagine
    rest in peace, steve

  • Anonymus

    it looks like someone painted his head black and rammed him into the Apple logo. ( P.S. this is gonna be the new Apple logo when i grow up and work at Apple! ) RIP Steve Jobs,

    Great Job done! ( lol.. )

  • Lumumba Kamguia

    personally i think it would be awesome if Apple made this there permanent logo.

  • Mejuez

    Nice illusion Steve Jobs! >_<

  • Phunkmonster

    Sorry, but this logo was originally designed by Chris Thornley (@raid71) and has been for sale on his site since the beginning of the year. In fact, there was much Tweeter traffic about it.

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  • Oh, help, society is nuts

    Am i strange if i have never used an apple product?