The Zen of Steve Jobs

By Caleb Melby, JESS3

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

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs (1955-2011) had such a big influence on such a lot of people who his lifestyles frequently took on facets of delusion. yet a lot of his good fortune was once because 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 was once 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 captivated with artwork 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 prior to the 2 grew to become friends--a dating that used to be now not equipped to last.

This photo booklet is a reimagining of that fellowship. the tale strikes again and ahead in time, from the 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 essential to the large leaps that Apple took in a while with its product layout and company strategy.

advised 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 determining to spot in simple terms what he wishes and go away the remaining behind.

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