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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:09 PM   #1
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Statue Honoring Steve Jobs Destined for Apple Headquarters Unveiled in Belgrade




A bust of Steve Jobs by famed Serbian sculptor Dragan Radenovic was unveiled in Belgrade today, the result of a competition covering more than 10,000 submitted works that will see the statue placed at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino.

The statue unveiled today is a maquette, a sculpture substantially smaller than the final version for demonstration purposes, that features Jobs' head at the top, with a pair of Cyrillic letters, the Latin letter A, and the binary digits one and zero. According to a report in the Serbian press [Google Translate], sketches of the proposed statue were sent to Apple executives, who said they were very interested in the sculpture and liked "the imperfections of his work".

The statue features three letters, including the latin letter A, an older Serbian cyrillic letter similar to E from the Miroslav Gospel, and a cyrillic letter ? at the bottom serving as an anchor for the statue. The sculptor, as translated by a MacRumors reader, described his letter choice as representative of a sort of "magnet".
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I wanted to present some of the recognizable Serbian motifs such as a letter ? which is the last letter of the Serbian alphabet and Apple rather liked the idea. I've also placed the Latin letter A and binary code 0.1 too. I've wanted it all to represent a sort of "magnet".
The sculptor will head to Apple HQ next to discuss the final version of the statue, which will be approximately 3 to 5 meters in height -- 10 to 16 feet -- and will be shipped to Cupertino upon completion.

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So minimal!
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:12 PM   #3
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:12 PM   #4
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I'm not sure I get it....But okay
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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It's disgusting
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:12 PM   #6
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So minimal!
I don't think it's quite minimal enough.


I think it looks a ton better without all the appendages.
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:13 PM   #7
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Now I'm wondering about the ones that didn't make the cut...

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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:13 PM   #8
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don't like. makes him look deformed at birth
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:13 PM   #9
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I don't think it's quite minimal enough.
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:13 PM   #10
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I highly doubt something this ugly is actually going to be on display at Apple HQ.
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:14 PM   #11
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Surely they could have come up with something better than that.
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:16 PM   #12
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absolutely HORRID statue ?!

here's some more of his work



WTF??
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:16 PM   #13
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Imperfect!

I wonder who amongst the executives made the comment about liking imperfections in a statue to an icon that was all about achieving perfection.
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Old Feb 24, 2014, 04:16 PM   #14
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It's Disthinkly Different

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Can't say that I like i...

hmm...

That 1 and 0 combination seems a bit phallic.
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Um...

This is all that comes to mind.
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It's disgusting
Well yes, to the untrained eye. But what you're missing are the ... err ... subtle ... umm ... nuances ...

Okay, you're right. That thing's hideous.
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Reminds me of..

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Well, that's creepy.
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Looks like they stuck Steve's head on a pike and will display it in Apple forever... what am I looking at?!??

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So... The Cyrillic letters represent cancer and the 01 is just trying to see if we'd accept a nude statue of Jobs?

Why do I have the feeling they're Android users, laughing?
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Well yes, to the untrained eye. But what you're missing are the ... err ... subtle ... umm ... nuances ...

Okay, you're right. That thing's hideous.
Glad I'm not the only one that thinks so.
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I wouldn't call this a statue in the title, it's a bust w/ decorations on the bottom.

Also "Abe Jobs" to anyone else?
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