Today Apple unveiled The New iPad (for all intents and purposes it’s the iPad 3). The updated iPad features an upgraded rearside camera that some have said will revolutionize how we document our lives (I think the iPhone already did that), iPhoto (a welcome core app addition), and the mythical Retina display (we all knew it was coming).
With all the excitement behind the The New iPad, I sit here and watch the keynote and can’t help but think of Steve Jobs. I can’t help but think of what Steve Jobs would have thought about this iPad, how he would have unveiled it, and what he thought of its stripped down name. The iPad looks to be another excellent update to what has become arguably Apple’s flagship product. I’m just sad that Steve Jobs wasn’t here to see it come to fruition.
Steve Jobs > Bill Gates. Steve Jobs is greater than Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. UNDRCRWN got it right with this shirt. I absolutely love it. I adore it. I admire it. It speaks the truth. And as a longtime Apple nut I can believe that. As a MacAddict that stood by Apple even when Steve wasn’t arount, I can believe that. As a MacHead that cheered when Steve Jobs returned as iCEO and proceeded to resuscitate a near bankrupt company, I can believe that.
Steve Jobs created and innovated. Steve Jobs conceptualized products that changed the world. Steve Jobs redefined multiple industries. Bill Gates simply made sloppy copies.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it 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 importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
I am totally absorbed in this book. For a second, I thought about buying it from Amazon for use on the Kindle app for iPad. However, I realized that THAT would be wrong. So iBookstore it was. Don’t worry though, I am getting a hardcover version of the book just because. And that I will get from Amazon.
I hope to get a review of this book up soon. I’m still debating as to how I should go about doing that. Maybe I’ll highlight my favorite parts from each chapter across multiple posts. We will see. In the meantime, get your hands on this book.
Home Is Where The Heart Is is a cute little iPhone themed T-Shirt that I discovered while perusing Daring Fireball. Apple pundit, John Gruber, had posted a link to Shawn Blanc’s new membership based website. It just so happened, that he was doing a giveaway during the weekend and one of the prizes was this Home Is Where The Heart Is T-Shirt. Considering that it was a T-Shirt, I decided to check out, not even knowing that it was Apple/iPhone themed. It turned out to be indeed just that, an Apple inspired iPhone themed T-Shirt. I was in love.
The shirt very much reminds of my favorite Milk & Eggs Co T-Shirt, Slide To Unlock. Both tees are very simple, and yet very recognizable to any iPhone or iPad user. The Home Is Where The Heart Is tee is a product from First & 20, a website that is dedicated to collecting and showing off iPhone and iPad home screens from some of the web’s most talented designer, developers and tech writers. If you’re itching to see what’s on the home screen of your favorite techie’s iOS device, then First & 20 should be your first stop.
You can say that at times I can be pretty jaded by overhyped emails notifying me of a new clothing brand or a just released seasonal line. I get a lot of these emails and most of the time, the hype isn’t worth the product. Sistine, a progressive streetwear and lifestyle brand based out of New York is different. I checked out their site and was blown away by their unique designs. It’s almost as if their T-Shirts deserve to be framed and hung on the wall of an Art Gallery in Manhattan.
Sistine’s winter collection is called Live and Let Live and it features 8 eclectic designs with a splash of pop. Imprint and I Am Not Young Enough To Know Everything are two of my favorites from the winter collection.
Imprint is inspired from Hermann Rorschach’s classic inkblot test. For the most part, I think psychoanalysis is utter bullshit but for some reason I’ve always been fascinated by the Rorschach inkblot test. It’s used by psychoanalysts as a tool to record and analyze a subject’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning using psychological interpretations. I’ve always wondered what I would say if presented with inkblot test.
I Am Not Young Enough To Know Everything is a quote from the great Oscar Wilde. It’s a reminder that the older you get the more you realize just how little you know.
I also have to mention a design from Sistine’s summer release. The shirt is called Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. The quote originally appeared on the back cover of the Whole Earth Catalogue in 1974. It’s memorable to me because Steve Jobs famously referenced this quote in his iconic 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University. Stay Hungry Stay Foolish. I live by those words.
If you love fashion and you dig art then I highly recommend that you checkout the rest of Sistine’s winter line. The shirts are priced on the high end at $36 a piece, but hey, can you really put a price on a well thought out piece of art? Nah, don’t think so.
A few weeks ago I blurted out on Twitter that I was super excited about an upcoming T-Shirt that was inspired by my words and a particular blog post of mine. Well, after much self-inflicted anticipation, the shirt has finally been released!Â The shirt is called Unstoppable Andy, and it was designed by George Soto and comes to us from the guys that brought us the popular exploded tees and more recently, the string of Android inspired shirts.
So how did my words turn into a T-Shirt design?
Prior to Unstoppable Andy, the exploded design team, spearheaded by Dion Brigs, released a tee entitled Andy vs. Apple. It was meant to be a pro Android design. But as would any Mac faithful, I turned things around and poked fun at clunky, slow and chubby Andy the Android. I even compared him to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters. Here’s an excerpt:
“Some might see this shirt as a pro Android tee. You might see Andy breaking loose and attacking the Apple way. Not me. No way! To me, Andy, that green Andoid character is much like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man character from Ghostbusters. Big, fat, and slow. Sound familiar? If so, because those are all characters that both the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and the Android OS and its various handsets have in common. Think Droid X. Big and slow. Yuck.
And at the end of the day, what happened to the Stay Puft Mashmallow Man? He died a horrible death. Apple might not have proton packs to destroy big and fat Andy, but what they do have is even better. Itâ€™s called Rabid Apple Fans. Myself included.
To me, I see here Apple fighting quite valiantly. They are the good guys. They are fighting the big battle against the fat and ugly Marshmallow known as Andy. Fight that fight, Apple. Keep on fighting.”
Well, the exploded guys read my words and a light bulb turned on. The above words would make for an insanely great and epic Steve Jobs vs. Android T-Shirt design! And so they ran with it.Â They kept me in the loop with the progress of the design and even sent me a few sketches of the unfinished design as it progressed. Needless to say, I was super stoked and excited!
Am I happy with the final product? Heck yeah. And who cares if this one was made with the Android crowd in mind. Steve Jobs is badass here. And remember what happened to the Stay Puft Marshmellow man? He went kaput!
It’s been a crazy last couple of days, so for those of you who entered the Steve-In-Sane giveaway sponsored by Might Tees, thanks you so much for your patience! One of you will be mightily awarded with the brand new Steve Jobs/David Bowie mashup tee from the tech geeks over at Might Tees! I randomly selected one winner out of the many entries … and the winner is … well you’ll need to watch the video to see if you’ve won!
Thanks to everyone who participated! If you didn’t win and you still want the Steve-In-Sane T-Shirt then please head on over to Might Tees and pick one up for yourself today!
What happens when you combine a 20-year-old hipster version of Steve Jobs, with a Davie Bowie as Aladdin Sane and then throw in the retro Apple 6-colored logo into the mix? Well, you get the new Steve-In-Sane T-Shirt from the very mac-centric tee brand, Might Tees! Don’t let this epic Apple T-Shirt get away, it’s been out for less than a day and the inventory bars are already running low for a few sizes. Steve-In-Sane is available now from Might Tees for $31.99.
“The design is lovingly screen printed onto one of our resilient organic cotton shirts with our vibrant eco-friendly water based inks. The shirt color is a dark bluish grey, we call it coal grey”
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Note: Do all three of the above and you’ll have three entries in the contest!
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I will randomly select one (1) winner from the pool of people that leave a comment on the Might Tees and Co-Tee TV Facebook fan pages and those that Tweet out the above messageÂ to receive aÂ Steve-In-Sane T-Shirt from Might Tees! Do all three of the above and you’ll have three entries in the contest!
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In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear I Visited The Mothership by Apple, Inc. and review Say Anything (Steve Jobs) by Might Tees, a Seattle based T-Shirt company with a passion for sci-fi flicks, technology, Star Wars, samwise gamgee, Steve Wozniak, and making cool shirts.
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Say Anything (Steve Jobs) by Might Tees.Pros: Super soft shirt! Might Tees uses Alternative Apparel organic shirts along with water-based inks so the print is nice and soft as well. Shirt comes packaged in a nice eco-friendly box made from recycled cardboard and is wrapped in recycled paper. Perfect shirt to get for any Apple geek – especially one that worships at the church of Steve Jobs.Â Cons: My only con for this shirt would be the wide neck opening, other than that – love it! Price: $26.99
I Visited The Mothership by Apple, Inc.Pros: If you ever visit the Apple Headquarters then you must get your hands on this shirt Â because you wont be able to find it elsewhere (except maybe on eBay for an inflated price). It makes for the perfect conversation starter. I guarantee that every time you wear this shirt people will ask: where’s the mothership?Â Cons: Makes me feel like an Apple retail store employee – just a little bit.Â Price: $16.