It only took a couple months, but someone has already erected a statue of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
The bronze statue was apparently commissioned by Gabor Bojar, Founder and Chairman of GRAPHISOFT. It was sculpted by Hungarian artist Ermo Toth and stands proudly in front of the GRAPHISOFT headquarters.
Oh yeah, and it’s in Budapest.
According to a press release, here’s the connection between Jobs and GRAPHISOFT:
The relationship between GRAPHISOFT and Apple can be traced to the 1980’s, when Jobs came across the first version of GRAPHISOFT’s ArchiCAD software at the 1984 CeBIT in Germany. His first impressions of the software led him to throw Apple’s support behind the development and distribution of ArchiCAD.
Apple also introduced GRAPHISOFT to its worldwide distribution network, which remains a cornerstone of the business today.
“Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when GRAPHISOFT was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary,” Gabor Bojar said. “With its attention to excellence in every detail, Graphisoft Park’s environment embodies the spirit of Steve Jobs,” Viktor Varkonyi, CEO of GRAPHISOFT said. “I can’t think of a better place to commemorate the man and his legacy,” he continued.
Check it out:
We’re not quite sure what he’s doing in this artistic representation. Is Jobs discussing a product? Eating? He appears to have an iPhone or something in his right hand – is he demoing something?
Whatever the case may be, it’s probably not long until we see some Steve Jobs statues popping up here in the States.