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RIP Steve Jobs 1955-2011

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I found out this morning that Steve Jobs has lost his battle with cancer via a newsfeed on my iPad, which just shows how this man changed the way we intake media and view technology as a whole. He created arguably the coolest brand on the planet. Just 2 days ago I was sat in an airport watching, like millions of others around the world, a keynote speech about a new technology devise. If that wasn’t an Apple keynote it wouldn’t excite me in the slightest…RIP to a creative genius….

Former chief executive of US technology giant Apple Steve Jobs has passed away. “We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” read an official statement by Apple’s board of directors. The company also stated “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich our lives. The world is immeasurable better because of Steve.” Fellow inventor and business rival Bill Gates paid homage by saying “Jobs profound impact would be felt for many generations to come.” The former Microsoft CEO also added: “For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely.”

The company founded by Jobs in the 1970s said that “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.” Another statement from the technology empire also added “Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.” The Silicon Valley icon gave the world digital marvels including the MacBook, the iPod and the iPhone amongst others. Sadly, his death came just a day after Apple unveiled its latest iPhone 4s MODEL. He was just 56.

Amy Winehouse R.I.P.

Photo By Hedi Slimane

 

Hint Magazine: Dries Van Noten

Hint Magazine gets their “One Sentence or Less” on with a designer interview. Dries Van Noten gets into form. The concept is simple. Keep it short and to the point. Starting off with “What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?,” Mr. Noten responds properly: “Dread its completion.” Read the full interview below

Dries Van Noten, Designer

What did you do immediately before this questionnaire?
Dread its completion.

What will you do immediately following this questionnaire?
Sigh with relief.

What is your idea of bliss?
Turning the soil or pruning a bush.

What is your idea of misery?
Bullied onto a path I have not chosen.

What is your proudest moment?
My 50th fashion show.

What is your greatest regret?
None so far.

What would be the first sentence of your biography?
Often taken for a world traveler…

What is your best personality trait?
Loyalty and perceptiveness.

What is your worst personality trait?
Reservedness.

What would you ask for if you were granted one wish?
That timidity be banished.

What is your greatest fear?
Fear itself.

What has been your greatest loss?
The death of my business partner and company co-founder Christine Mathys.

What historical figure would you most like to meet?
Queen Elizabeth of Belgium.

What have you marched in the streets for/against?
To get to Goosens, the great bakery in Antwerp, for their currant bread.

If you could live out one fantasy, what would it be?
That creativity is embraced as much in adolescents as it is in children.

Brian Duffy RIP

Sad news is the death of photographer Brian Duffy. Although his name may have slipped somewhat into obscurity in recent years he, alongside David Bailey and Terence Donovan, created the timeless photographs which defined the swinging 60s and created some of the most iconic images of all time including the cover for David Bowie’s 1973 album “Aladdin Sane”.

A superstar at the time he is perhaps lesser known now as in 1979 he fell foul of his famous bad temper and impetuously burned nearly all of his negatives in a fit of anger after an argument with his staff. Regardless of this he remains an inspiration to our culture and a talent that will be sorely missed. Check out more of his work here