Statue Honoring Steve Jobs Destined for Apple Headquarters Unveiled in Belgrade

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    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".

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    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".
    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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    I don't think it's quite minimal enough.


    I think it looks a ton better without all the appendages.
     
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    Now I'm wondering about the ones that didn't make the cut...
     
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    /sarcasm
     
  9. cowbellallen macrumors regular

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    I highly doubt something this ugly is actually going to be on display at Apple HQ.
     
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    Surely they could have come up with something better than that.
     
  11. Alumeenium macrumors regular

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    absolutely HORRID statue ?!

    here's some more of his work

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    WTF??
     
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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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    It's Disthinkly Different

    Beauty is in the eye of the behol...

    Can't say that I like i...

    hmm...

    That 1 and 0 combination seems a bit phallic.
     
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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.
     
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    What do I get when I enter that captcha code?
     
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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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    Glad I'm not the only one that thinks so.
     
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    You don't look a gift horse in the mouth, but you can compliment it's teeth.
     
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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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