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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 tremendous effect on such a lot of people who his existence usually took on points of fantasy. yet a lot of his luck was once as a result 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 used to be a Zen Buddhist priest who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan within the early Seventies. He was once an innovator, lacked appreciation for principles and used to be captivated with artwork and layout. Kobun was once to Buddhism as Jobs was once to the pc enterprise: a renegade and maverick. It wasn't lengthy earlier than the 2 grew to become friends--a courting that used to be now not outfitted to last.

This image publication 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 extensive learn with Kobun. Their time jointly used to be quintessential to the large leaps that Apple took afterward with its product layout and enterprise strategy.

informed utilizing stripped down discussion and impressive calligraphic panels, The Zen of Steve Jobs explores how Jobs may need honed his layout aesthetic through japanese faith ahead of picking out to spot basically what he wishes and depart the remaining behind.

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