20 October 2006

$30,000 Apple Logo

A few months ago we got a bunch of Intel Mac minis (Intel Core Solo). We got 64 for automation and a some others for testers to use. When I saw the pile of boxes sitting in the hall to be recycled, I knew I had to save them. We piled them into my office knowing that there would be something I could do with them, but I just didn't know what or when. A few weeks later, it hit me. I opened up OmniGraffle and sketched out the plan:

The Plan
For those of you not experienced with pixel art, what you see above is the Apple logo. I might add that it's very hard to come up with something that will look like the Apple logo with so few pixels. Seriously, try it. Once I got something that looked good, I got Joe to come and help me out. It took a bit of effort, but with Joe's help and some double sided tape, we got it finished:
My Office Apple Logo
I like to think I have the most expensive non-Apple-assembled Apple logo in my Office. This week we got our shipment of an additional 64 Intel Mac minis (Intel Core Duo) for automation. Hmmm, more boxes...

20 comments:

Sophia Teutschler said...

That's a beautiful way to recycle unused packages. And what do you do with all your MacPro boxes ;)

Anonymous said...

Great job. Nice to see a zealot working for M$.

Patrick said...

Awesome idea - I wish a) I had enough minis and b) thought of the idea myself.

Andy Klepack said...

Okay, so I think we can color it a'la the six-color logo if we make the bottom row one color, then go by groups of two rows working up.That gives enough weight to each color that it would look rather nice.

Now... do we use hilighters? Colored celophane?

Dewayne Christensen said...

64+ minis for $30,000? Is that the "competitive upgrade" discount? :)

David Weiss said...

Dewayne,

No, that's me just underestimating because I couldn't remember how much we paid for them, so I guessed low just to be safe.

David Weiss

Peter Hosey said...

You should know that if you make only a few minor adjustments, you'll have the original System 7 (and earlier) Apple logo (source). The only problem is that it would use only 63 boxes, not 65.

Anonymous said...

Actually, David said 64 :P
I guess He could remove one :)

Anonymous said...

LOL! I think you have way too much time on your hands.....but at least you made a News Headline on www.macnn.com

Anonymous said...

Would look better if it were raised off the floor (though the floor offers more support).

Anonymous said...

A tear to my eye...

Anonymous said...

What does your girlfriend think of it? Oh wait....

Anonymous said...

So have you gotten fired yet? Or are all of your coworkers harassing you about it?

Anonymous said...

Very clever! Great job!

Anonymous said...

THAT'S INNOVATIVE... IM DEFINITELY USING THIS FOR MY TERM PAPER.... VERY INNOVATIVE

Alejandro Ramirez said...

I saw it in person, it's really cool, a true art piece David!

Anonymous said...

lol
nerd

ML1986 said...

Get more boxes so you can paint them the colors of the original Apple logo. You know what I'm talking about: Multi-color Logo

ML1986 said...

Or maybe you could try the glossy red Apple logo...

...or the...

You get the idea.

Lorra said...

That's very creative! I think it is cool to make little pieces of art from smth that can look completely useless from the first sight. Gotta give it a try myself!