Photo Book | 20 Years of Design by Apple

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Dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, a hardcover photo book, titled “Designed by Apple in California” was revealed today. Shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman in a deliberately spare style… the book contains 450 images that brilliantly illustrate Apple’s design process as well as chronicle the inside, outside & evolution of its finished products.

jonny-ive“The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our goal as Apple looks to the future,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “This archive is intended to be a gentle gathering of many of the products the team has designed over the years. We hope it brings some understanding to how and why they exist, while serving as a resource for students of all design disciplines.”

“Designed by Apple in California” is available in two sizes and printed on specially milled, custom-dyed paper with gilded matte silver edges, using eight color separations and low-ghost ink. This linen-bound, hardcover volume was developed over an eight-year period. It is published by Apple.

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Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, & to leaving the world better than they found it. Quite the noble goal.

// Read The Complete Press Release //

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A Book Is A Sneeze

In September of 1952,  a few weeks before the publication of Charlotte’s Webthe now-classic tale of Wilbur, a pig who becomes friends with a heroic spider named Charlotte—the book’s author, E. B. White, was asked to explain why he wrote the book by his editor at Harper & RowUrsula Nordstrom. On the 29th of that month, White responded with the following typewritten letter and explanation, both of which have been kindly supplied to Letters of Note by HarperCollins.

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