The Apple logo is among the most iconic corporate symbols in the world, and (with minor color-related tweaks over the years) has been used to represent Apple since 1977.
If you want to hear the story behind it, from original designer Rob Janoff, you’ll get your chance this month — when Janoff appears at an event in New York City, discussing all things design.
“There’s an icon in our midst,” reads the event description. “The man behind one of the most recognizable logos in the world, is launching the first event in our ‘Do With’ series—a series that will bring household names to live events all over the world, showcasing quality, professionalism, and how the best in the biz get s#!t done.”
The event takes place on March 28 at 6.30pm EST on 210 West 50th St., 4th Floor New York, NY 10019. Accompanied by a cocktail reception, the $10 (plus $2.24 booking fee) per ticket event will see Janoff recount his experience of working alongside Steve Jobs designing the logo, along with discussing his own thoughts on design theory.
I’ve interviewed Janoff before, and he’s a really smart, humble guy who was in the right place at the right time (with the right talent!) to play a big role in Silicon Valley history.
“Apple has always been a brand driven by beautiful design, and there is nothing more synonymous with that brand than its logo,” Sam Katzen, one of the organizers of the event, told Cult of Mac. “Learning from Rob about how he took an initial concept and worked with Steve to create something special is a great chance to hear how design theory can inform and build a business. We’re excited about working with Rob and showcasing his skills not just through his performance, but also through the Fiverr marketplace.”
If you’re interested in attending, tickets can be purchased via the Fiverr website. Don’t worry if you can’t attend in person, either, since the plan is to livestream the event on Fiverr’s social channels.