Picasso worked to make things simple

By August 15, 2014Apple

Picasso bull

Apple apparently shows this picture to employees at the secretive Apple University. It’s a great illustration of working to make something simple. The first panel is a bull with horns, hoofs and texture, the last is an abstraction, but sill a bull. That’s what Apple is about and what a lot of good design is about.


  • Michal

    So much more nuance, emotion and atmosphere is conveyed in the left hand column. The right hand side stuff is what a smiling stick figure is next to the mona lisa. With “good design” can come loss of beauty and character.

  • True, but when you think about products rather than art the cost of complexity is usually much greater than the benefit it brings.