喬布斯蘋果剪影 理大生承認非原創

關於喬布斯之死,我沒什麼偉論發表,只在社交網絡碎碎念,卻觸動了蘋果迷的神經,所以也不再談下去了,畢竟我是不明白人類的狂熱。

 

 

而本來可堪讚賞的,是當喬布斯離世之後,香港理大生麥朗所創作的致敬作品深受世人激賞,但當我讀到報導所寫,他說:「當然我希望可以令我賺到錢,但我做呢個原本都係貪玩,人哋咁欣賞我,對我來講已經好開心。」不過,他亦不排除日後會申請專利,與蘋果合作推出官方產品,悼念喬布斯。

當時有點不喜歡,但也不以為然,畢竟也許溝通有誤,原意是做好事吧。怎麼今天又看到路透社新聞

Hong Kong design student says Jobs tribute not original

(Reuters) – A Hong Kong design student’s tribute to Steve Jobs that generated a buzz in cyberspace following the death of the co-founder of Apple last week is not original, the teenager said on Monday.

Jonathan Mak, 19, said he was not the first to come up with the design that fits Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo. He was speaking after comments surfaced on Twitter that a U.K.-based designer, known as Raid71 on the web, created the original design in May.

The design posted by Mak on the Internet spread like wildfire in cyberspace on Thursday, just after the passing of Jobs.

It drew hundreds of thousands of posts, and commemorative caps and T-shirts peddled on eBay featured his design. The logo was even used by Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher as his Twitter profile picture.

Mak, a student at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University School of Design, acknowledged he was not the original creator of the design but said he did not “rip off” the U.K. designer.

“I still arrived at the solution on my own, and my conscience is still clear, but I’m more than happy to acknowledge the fact that somebody did it before me,” Mak told Reuters.

Like Mak’s design, the UK-based designer fits Jobs’ silhouette into the bite of the Apple logo. But the dimensions and proportions of that design differ from Mak’s logo.

Jobs, who created revolutionary products and reshaped the way the world approaches computing and personal communications, died on Wednesday at the age of 56.

當然,我們亦不妨一讀麥朗自己的解說:

My response to the disputed originality of the Apple/Steve design:

I have broken the unspoken rule of how to reblog on Tumblr by putting my response on top, but I believe it’s necessary for people to see this:

I have indeed been informed by others earlier last night (perhaps even earlier, but I was too overwhelmed by emails to notice) of RAID71’s work.

People have accused me of ripping off photos such as this one, which I have already seen when I did the Google search after having the idea. Whether you take my word for it or not, the visual similarities of these images are irrelevant to the design concept, in my opinion, and do not merit the comparison.

RAID71’s design, on the other hand, does indeed contain the very same idea. Although it is impossible to verify it now that all this happened, I honestly did not come across his work while searching for terms such as “Apple, Steve Jobs, logo, silhouette”. I did my best to ensure that the idea had not been done before

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無論如何,作為設計人,我只推介大家使用 google image search 的以圖找圖,以後發表任何作品前,可先將圖片上載,再讓 google 替你找出類似的圖像,便可當作參考。