1 Infinite Loop

I was at 1, Infinite Loop this afternoon. You would think that the corporate headquarters of the most well known company in the world would be a strange place for a memorial. It was anything but strange. I stayed a little over an hour. People arrived with flowers, apples, magazines, photographs, candles and notes. There were so many people- and quite a lot of media. But it was really quiet. Most people just stood there. Many took pictures. Some cried.

We’ve seen the apples all over the media. But there was something poignant abut them in real life. Some red. Some green. Some bitten. Some with messages on them. One even still had it’s bright blue grocery sticker on it. All that remained of the burnt out candles were the glass candleholders.

Most people stood back a respectable distance. And were really quiet. All except one cameraman. The sweetest little thing I saw at the memorial was a lamp. It took me a little bit to think “Pixar”. I added my paintbrush to the apples and lamps and flowers. 

3 flags flying at half mast.
Steve Jobs, you will be missed.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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14 Responses to 1 Infinite Loop

  1. Kathy says:

    You did a beautiful job capturing this memorial.


  2. Claire says:

    Thank you for sharing your images of this and your reflections about being there and the impact that Steve Jobs has had on everyone.


  3. sreelu says:

    truly a legend, he will be missed


  4. Melissa says:

    I love that people left apples. I found this online:

    Steve Jobs had worked during the summer at an apple farm, and admired the Beatles’ record label, Apple. He also believed Apples to be the most perfect fruit. He and Steve Wozniak were trying to figure out a name for their new company, and they decided that if they couldn’t think of one by the end of the day that was better than Apple, they would choose Apple. They couldn’t think of anything better, so on April 1, 1976, Apple Computer, Inc. was born.

    But they needed a logo. The first design included Sir Isaac Newton, a tree and a banner that said “Apple Computer.” Jobs decided they needed a less busy logo, one that would signify a brand. The second logo attempt was very similar to the current logo, but without the bite taken out of it. Jobs thought this logo looked too much like an orange. The third attempt was the logo that Apple still uses.


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  6. danscanvas.blogspot.com says:

    What a great loss. It is wonderful to see creativity so admired, though. It is usually ignored.

    I love your sketches. The looseness of them. They really take me there. I didn’t know about the makeshift memorial.


  7. Alex Tan says:

    Nice sketches, beautiful tribute. He will not be forgotten


  8. jenna says:

    This was fascinating — I hadn’t seen any photos, so your images are the first I’ve encountered. Great job.


  9. Sandra says:

    What a nice complement. You admired Steve Jobs, appreciated his creativity and felt comfortable honoring him with hand drawn work.


  10. Allison says:

    Excellent job. I really love your sketching style.


  11. Beautiful tribute! Awesome that you were there to see this!


  12. Sasa says:

    You captured the occasion beautifully! Felt like been there!


  13. Very nice. You captured everything just perfectly. The right subjects, the right mood shines through in your sketches…everything is spot on.


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