This is the F-ing Poster on Jony Ive’s Wall [Warning: Offensive Language]
Jony Ive is well known for being the design guru at Apple, and in one of the more revealing looks at the man offered by The New Yorker (a great read for designers and Apple fans in general), you’ll find a description of a rather colorful, perhaps even offensive, poster on his office wall.
“Overlapping framed images leaned against the wall: a Banksy print of the Queen with the face of a chimpanzee, and a poster, well known in design circles, that begins, “Believe in your f**king self. Stay up all f**king night,” and ends, many admonitions later, “Think about all the f**king possibilities.”
And that’s just the start.
If you don’t like the F word you’re going to find this poster very offensive, because there’s an F word in every sentence. We’ll keep the topmost image blurred out to give you an idea, but you can see the full uncensored version below. Of course, if you really like the F-ing poster, you can even buy one yourself.
The full poster, which is shown edited below, reads:
“Believe in your f***ing self. Stay up all f***ing night. Work outside of your f***ing habits. Know when to f***ing speak up. f***ing collaborate. Don’t f***ing procrastinate. Get over your f***ing self. Keep f***ing learning. Form follows f***ing function. A computer is a Lite-Brite for bad f***ing ideas. Find f***ing inspiration everywhere. f***ing network. Educate your f***ing client. Trust your f***ing gut. Ask for f***ing help. Make it f***ing sustainable. Question f***ing everything. Have a f***ing concept. Learn to take some f***ing criticism. Make me f***ing care. Use f***ing spell check. Do your f***ing research. Sketch more f***ing ideas. The problem contains the f***ing solution. Think about all the f***ing possibilities.”
And the unedited version is visible here:
If you want one of these yourself, they can be bought for $100 from here at the Good F’ing Design Advice store. There’s even a “family friendly” version, which presumably just drops all the F-bombs, or maybe just stars them out like we did. The creators say the poster will “provide a sense of purpose and class to your workspace” – LOL.
This amusing find came from @MacGeekPro on Twitter.