iMemorial: Steve Jobs honored on front pages, magazine covers, news & tech websites

Charles Apple interviewed designers about their Steve Jobs front pages.

Twitter streamed with tributes and websites went black to show respect for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as word of his death spread Wednesday night.

On Thursday, magazine covers were redesigned and newspaper front pages from California to Brazil honored the 56-year-old technology innovator who changed our lives and imaginations with his inventions.

On Friday, international papers caught up to the news and used the iconic Apple logo to honor Jobs.

(Front page images below courtesy of the Newseum. Some images have been cropped.)

Based in Salvador, Brazil, Correio used an image of Steve Jobs representing a bite out of his Apple.
Paris’ Libération shows the Apple shedding its stem and a tear.
This German newspaper used an image that shone an Apple light on Jobs’ face.
This Brasilia-based paper cleverly replaced the iconic red heart with a red Apple logo.
Based in Oeiras, Portugal, “i” revived an early Apple logo, creating one of the more colorful tributes to Jobs.

Thursday papers

The Examiner used a variation on Apple’s slogan: “Think different.”
Chicago’s Red Eye let a silhouette speak.
This Brazilian paper — published in Recife, Brazil — used illustration to show Jobs’ impact.
The Maysville, Kentucky newspaper used word play in its headline to convey Jobs importance. Several other papers used the same “core” approach.
Multiple papers, like this one from Vitória, Brazil, used a variation on the name of Jobs’ most famous line of devices.
California newspapers devoted more front page space to Jobs’ life than papers in other parts of the country.
The San Jose Mercury News is in the heart of Silicon Valley, Apple’s home.
“You know, if you look at the headline of the print Wall Street Journal this morning, it just simply says Steven Paul Jobs, 1955-2011, over six columns. And we’ve been talking here on our – in our staff trying to think of who other than the president of the United States would merit a headline upon his death in The Wall Street Journal of that magnitude? And we just can’t think of anybody,” Walt Mossberg told NPR’s Guy Raz.

While journalists expressed condolences on Twitter, technology blogs and general interest websites seemed prepared for the news that Steve Jobs had died Wednesday. Boing Boing honored the digital pioneer by modeling its tribute after one of his earliest creations, while Apple honored its founder in an understated way. Fast Company used an older photo of the 56-year-old; Wired updated its home page from white to a stark black. 

Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976.
Apple changed its home page Wednesday night and replaced the simple text announcement with a photo of its leader.
Boing Boing created a home page that looked like the early Mac screen.
Wired kept it simple.
Wired updated its home page by early Thursday morning, turning it from its customary white to a solemn black and highlighting memories of Jobs.
Google had one of the most subtle tributes.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg expressed his condolences on the social network.
Fast Company
Fast Company used a photo of Jobs from Apple’s early years.
ZDNet had a slideshow of Jobs stories and images on its home page.
CNET created a visual halo effect.
Huffington Post used an animated “breaking news” globe to emphasize the top story’s importance.
CBS showed Jobs looking into the future.
AOL contrasted past with present through use of an old photo of Jobs shown on an iPhone.
People gathered across the country at Apple stores to mourn their loss together. The San Francisco Chronicle’s website showed a mourner using a Jobs invention to express grief and respect.
The Palo Alto Patch captured people outside Jobs’ home there, leaving messages of sympathy and support.
Engadget honored Steve Jobs in his own words.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek created an ad-free cover for Thursday (h/t John Koblin).
Time magazine created a gallery Wednesday with its seven covers of Jobs, from 1982 to 2010. Mike Allen reports Thursday that Time “stopped the presses on its regularly scheduled issue last night, to produce a commemorative issue with Jobs on the cover.” Time’s Tumblr shows managing editor Rick Stengel talking with staff about the issue, which includes an essay by Jobs biographer — and former Time managing editor — Walter Isaacson, whose book is now being rushed to bookstores for publication Oct. 24. It’s currently ranked #1 on Amazon.

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  • seetharam S G

    Will Steve Rest In Peace?


    am quite aware of the extent to which millions of people across the world are
    attached to Apple’s “i-gadget” family (almost like adaptors, connectors, or chargers), and can
    therefore sense the depths of their shock and sense of disconnect at the
    tragic passing of the “i-guru” Steven Paul Jobs. In fact, many
    of them received the news of Steve’s death on one of his own inventions,
    which made their grief all the more poignant. Although I am an unrepentant and
    incorrigible “i-illiterate,” I found myself inescapably drawn to
    Steve, back in the late 1980s, when I saw the first Mac of my life at an
    air-conditioned DTP bureau in a city in southern India. Mac’s GUI, icons (in
    place of nasty chains of command), colour graphics, mouse, feather-touch
    keyboard (“Life is smoother since we can
    touch instead of push”], sleek design and several other cool features
    struck me like some strange magic, and I can recall times when Mac was the
    apple of the computer world’s “i,” and its SA (Sex Appeal) and price-tag
    were so high that snobs would carry Mac just to make a fashion statement. But,
    in my case, more than the machine itself, its prodigious maker mesmerized me, and Steve breaking
    conventions impressed me more than Steve making inventions (or reinventions). 
    Steve’s traumatic early childhood experiences, particularly his unwed parents
    giving him up for adoption; his dropping out of college; his passion for
    calligraphy and typographic fonts; his garage start-up; his conversion to Zen
    Buddhism (and consequent head-shaving); his counterculture
    experiments; his dismissal from his own Apple Computers; his
    counter-challenge to cancer (the rebel’s
    own cells rebelled against him, and in the beginning, he shunned mainstream
    medicine) — there was nothing about him, in style as well as substance, that
    was not sensational and maverick.  In my view, Steve was more an iConoclast than an iCon, and I loved seeing him
    defying tradition more than defining tastes & trends. To me, Steve was
    a person of transterrestrial brilliance, and an archetypal
    representative of an uber-smart technological civilization to come.

    “NeXT”? Maybe some insanely
    ingenious nerds will keep Steve-the-Geek’s celebrated inventive legacy alive,
    and present the world with i-peds, i-pids, i-puds, and other game-changing gizmos to carry
    users’ sensory experiences still deeper. But, I personally look forward to the
    advent of a “pan-creative” Steve-like genius who will present a cure for
    pancreatic and other pernicious cancers. Also, I anxiously anticipate the
    emergence of a Pixar that can physically reanimate the likes of Steve Jobs!!


    is now time to wish “RIP” to Steve, but I would prefer to refrain from doing
    so, because I know Steve is not the type to ever “rest in peace.” Indeed, he
    will already be trying to i-connect to his successors from his pad in “outer
    cyberspace”! Steve will always stay logged in to the memory systems of his
    countless fans, and his life & mind will continue to inspire them as long
    as history lasts.



    Stay hungry, foolish – and dangerous,

    c.ta.rom, India.

    * It may be worth noting here that “Job” is the protagonist of an Old
    Testament parable of the righteous sufferer. Steven means “crown, garland and honour” in
    Greek, and St. Stephen is revered as the first
    martyr of the Christian Church.

    * Just like Randy Pausch delivering his famous “Last Lecture” at Carnegie
    Mellon, Steve Jobs presented an immortal Graduation Commencement Address at Stanford University in 2005. Some of the lines of
    this Address bear reproduction here: “… don’t waste it (your time)
    living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with
    the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions
    drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow
    your heart and intuition.”

    c.ta.rom, India.



  • Niccolò Ventura

    Amazon has a memorial too.

  • Philippos S

    Great, thank you for compiling this.

  • Meninas WTF

    Oh, god: :( <3 Steve.

  • Pera Maurangi

    Steve stood for what he believed in, and when its time to go he passed
    the rein on, yeah we innovators might be called crazy, our happiness is
    always the impossible, our life paths are a road few travel on, we see
    way beyond what normal eyes can see, we contribute more good than bad,
    but  at the end of our time we wither and expire and that my friends is
    the only time that we are like normal people.

  • Poynter

    Thanks, now added. –Julie

  • Next Office Pty Ltd

    google has it as well