Graphisoft Unveils Bronze Steve Jobs Statue at Budapest HQ

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Graphisoft claims it has the world's first Steve Jobs statue in front of its Budapest headquarters, crafted in bronze by Hungarian sculptor Erno Toth.

From Graphisoft's press release introducing the statue:

The relationship between GRAPHISOFT and Apple can be traced to the 1980’s, when Jobs came across the first version of GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD software at the 1984 CeBIT in Germany. His first impressions of the software led him to throw Apple’s support behind the development and distribution of ArchiCAD. “Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when GRAPHISOFT was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary,” Gabor Bojar said. Apple also introduced GRAPHISOFT to its worldwide distribution network, which remains a cornerstone of the business today. “With its attention to excellence in every detail, Graphisoft Park’s environment embodies the spirit of Steve Jobs,” Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of GRAPHISOFT said. “I can’t think of a better place to commemorate the man and his legacy,” he continued.

Graphisoft makes ArchiCAD, a design program for architects.

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115 months ago

I don't think Steve would like the way this looks, and why is the holding out 4 fingers?


He's showing the proper way to hold an iphone (without a bumper), when making calls.
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115 months ago
Looks like he's showing props to the west side. Jobs is gangsta.
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115 months ago


When I saw that picture all I could think of was "C3PO's long lost brother!" :D

What I get from this story is yet another company he helped at an early stage. A side of Steve Jobs that most didn't see and is contrary to popular opinion.
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115 months ago
I can hardly find any artistic value on this statue… Or any complicated inner meaning…

The artist obviously tried to replicate the pose of Steve, printed on the magazine shown in the fourth photo I am posting here.. (taken from the cover of the Economist magazine: )

Ok, he is walking, maybe someone can translate it as an attempt to reflect his pioneer genius.. And he is holding an imaginary product looking on it in awe…

Other than that I find it poorly made… Here is the "making of" the statue for anyone interested:

http://doublemesh.com/art/steve-jobs-statue-the-making-of/

And some photos from the site:







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115 months ago
Yuck

In my very humble opinion....that is really ugly!
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115 months ago

Looks like he's attempting to throwing up gang signs....


Your avatar when seeing this statue:

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