If only he were still here to appreciate all the love… following on from this week’s news that Steve Jobs (who would have celebrated his 59th birthday yesterday) was to be commemorated on a US postage stamp, comes the announcement that a bust of the late co-founder and CEO of Apple has been revealed in Belgrade.
Sculptor Dragan Radenovic is the artist behind the piece and the unveiling showed a scaled down version of the model that will be sent to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California for final approval. When that is given, Radenovic will complete the finished version, which is expected to be three to five metres tall.
It will be placed in a location to be confirmed somewhere on the Cupertino campus.
The artist was chosen from a contest that received over 10,000 entries and comprises a bust of Jobs’ head on a thin pillar, from which protrude Cyrillic letters and the binary numbers one and zero.
Radenovic has reportedly explained that the powers that be chose his design over the rest because they appreciated its rough and ready qualities, or “the imperfections of the piece over more computer-centric design entries,” according to AppleInsider.
Fittingly, the unveiling of the scaled down version took place in the Serbian capital city on the anniversary of Jobs’ birth.
The anniversary was also commemorated by current CEO Tim Cooks, who referred to his predecessor in a couple of tweets.
Jobs died in October 2011 after a long battle with cancer.