Purchase this fantastic letterpress poster and 100% of the profits are donated to Acumen Fund‘s mission to end worldwide poverty. #ordered.
Too bad it wasn’t Steve Jobs who said this. It was Apple’s advertising agency Chiat Day.
who lifted the emotion from Jack Kerouac:
“[…] the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ What did they call such young people in Goethe’s Germany?”
Suuuper pretty, but I wish they listed the fonts they used somewhere on the sell page. I think I see a lot of free fonts being used (including possibly Deming? Ostrich Sans?)—doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be left unattributed!
Considering Jobs’ rather sparse charitable donations I think I’ll follow suit and not buy one.
The words were written by Rob Siltanen and Ken Segall at Chiat Day. Strange that creatives don’t mind attributing other’s work to corporate figures – so long as it’s the deified Steve Jobs…
Wonderful Poster… I just wish they would ship to Switzerland :(
Beautiful and ordered. Thanks!
Oh the irony. How is doing free advertising for Apple make you a misfit or troublemaker?
This sort of blatant idol worship bores me to death. Why is the design field so bloated with the same ridiculous typographic posters? Am I the only one tired of seeing these? This kind of stuff embarrasses me.
hahaha, I’m right there with you SMF
Too rich! Ripping off Apple advertising to raise money for an organization largely funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Couldn’t agree more SMF. Long gone are the days of actually thinking or acting original.
I think a poster that reads: “Make your art conform.” Would be far more honest and original.
Can I get an end quote please?
@Ann: Amen, sister!
@Ann: I think I hear Steve screaming from the great beyond.
And it seems a few posters have their crabby pants on …
This is what is currently posted on the website:
“Note: We have been asked (kindly) not to sell the poster any longer. So sorry for the inconvenience, thanks for all the incredible support.”
Yep, it looks like Apple’s poor charitable record has just been extended. How to turn good PR bad …
Is there a way to know the fonts used? I see so many fonts that I like ..
It’s this kinda nonsense that makes non apple users think you Jobsians have lost the plot. Have a look at just how inaccurate it is to say any of those things about apple now. Where’s your sense of irony people?
Frankly, I don’t care who said this quote. It doesn’t matter words are still words no matter who says them. Yeah someone may have been hypocritical or ironic by saying this, but who cares? Honestly? I really like this saying or quote or whatever you want to call it.
People should be worrying more about the content of something rather than the author. Just a thought.
Great typography. Great Message.
Firstly Steve Jobs hated that copy, secondly do you really think someone who has studied typography would want such a messy mishmash of fonts in their name?
I know your intentions were good but you missed the mark so much
@JUB Your comment is no longer on here as it was anonymous. Feel free to put it up again, just add a real email address. Thank you.
Ordered! Thanks swissmiss! Such a inspiration!
Ugly poster, wrong quoted and generally just bad in so many ways. Just give your money direct to charity and make your own poster. Better result faster.
The negative comments on this post are maddening! The design is not perfect, yes. The typography could be improved, yes. But for goodness sakes, this is for a good cause. To all of you critics out there: what have you recently created that donated 100% of its profits to a good cause?
I’m a little disappointed in the comments left on this too. It’s unfortunate when so many within our design community act elite as they mock the work of others. I’d say it’s those types of designers that are giving us a bad name.
I’m also disappointed by the negativity. There are too many people who want to disparage the designs of others, too many people who want to hate Apple, hate Steve Jobs. This despite the fact that Apple’s design and this quote never reaches the world without him, regardless of who originated it. The message of the quote is powerful, and I wish I weren’t broke and this wasn’t discontinued or else I’d buy one.
Your email is never published nor shared.
Required fields are marked *.
Please, be nice!
Notify me of further comments on this post
Want your image to appear next to your comment? Get a gravatar!
Interested in sponsoring a week of my RSS Feed? Click here to learn more.
Thank you for subscribing to our daily updates. We promise not to use your e-mail address for any other reason. You can unsubscribe at any time.