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Steve Jobs made out of icons

This image has a long story. I made it to illustrate an article I was about to publish in a greek Mac magazine named "MacLand". The article was a presentation of the book "iCon. Steve Jobs: The greatest second act in the history of business".

As I was very busy when I was writting that article I made an illustration very quickly, using an old script I had already created in Synthetik Studio Artist. The script uses a movie brush made out of many apple related icons. Most of them were older icons, but I couldn't create a new one that period.

As I was just entered Flickr I publish it here before the magazine is printed. The original comment of the image was:

"This is a photomosaic, made to illustrate an article about - who else - Steve Jobs! The article is published in the greek mac magazine "MacLand".

But the magazine had never printed my article and went out of business after some time.

As the image was shown in Flickr there are many people who liked the image. They bloged it in more than 50 blogs (at least I found about that many), they publish it as a illustration for articles about Steve Jobs in the spanish newspaper ABC and the editor of the greek edition of iCon decided to use this image for the cover.

The funny thing is that I had desgned another cover for the book. But after the success of this image Nikos, the editor, and me decided to use this.

So, this image is the most viewed, most commented, most favorited image in my photostream. I don't know why Flickr believes that it's not the most interesting, but I haven't realy understand how interestigness works.

The point is that an image could be extremely popular, even if you never had thought it would ever be. Anyway, after all this time I realy love it, because it gave me a lot of success but also a lot of new friends. If I had to title it today I would call it "Thank you, Steve", as he is the subject and surely more than the 50% of the reason of this image's popularity.

So, thank you, Steve, and thank you all, Flickr people, for your support.

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Taken on January 19, 2006