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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