See here for images which show off what I mean.
I’m not sure what to say about this. Now, I could maybe see this at Google; I could see this kinda-sorta matching their odd Google-homepage themes and so forth. But Apple? Really? This?!
Maybe, just maybe this could somehow work in a specific context, but I doubt it. This seems like they sought out an artist who could msot efficiently give Steve Jobs the finger. This is like some kind of madman’s monument to the heroic and struggling artists crushed by churning out obnoxious busts of Soviet-era “heroes”. Although come to think of it, the ugly head at the top does look rather more like V. I. Lenin than Steve Jobs.
I’m trying to see how any of this reflects Jobs, Apple, or even basic concepts like Apple’s . Hell, the U.S.S Enterprise would have been a better statue. Any of them. This just looks like some kind of nightmare come to life, like it was some kind of twisted creation from the mind of Guillermo del Toro. I’m not saying I wanted a giant iPhone in Apple’s lobby, but I don’t understand how this in any way reflects Apple, Steve Jobs, or his idea about design. The bust on top seems like a tiny afterthought, simultaneously creepy and imposing all the more for it being a trivial detail in its design.