The Zen of Steve Jobs

The Zen of Steve Jobs

Caleb Melby, JESS3


An illustrated depiction of Steve Jobs' friendship with Zen Buddhist Kobun Chino Otogawa and the influence it had on Jobs' career

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) had such an immense influence on such a lot of people who his existence usually took on elements of fable. yet a lot of his good fortune used to be as a result of collaboration with designers, engineers and thinkers. The Zen of Steve Jobs tells the tale of Jobs' courting with one such individual: Kobun Chino Otogawa.

Kobun used to be a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan within the early Seventies. He used to be an innovator, lacked appreciation for ideas and was once keen about paintings and layout. Kobun used to be to Buddhism as Jobs used to be to the pc company: a renegade and maverick. It wasn't lengthy sooner than the 2 grew to become friends--a dating that used to be now not outfitted to last.

This image publication is a reimagining of that comradeship. the tale strikes again and ahead in time, from the Nineteen Seventies to 2011, yet facilities at the interval after Jobs' exile from Apple in 1985 while he took up in depth learn with Kobun. Their time jointly used to be quintessential to the massive leaps that Apple took afterward with its product layout and enterprise strategy.

informed utilizing stripped down discussion and impressive calligraphic panels, The Zen of Steve Jobs explores how Jobs may have honed his layout aesthetic through jap faith sooner than selecting to spot purely what he wishes and depart the remaining behind.

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