This minimalist illustration of Steve Jobs' silhouette replacing the bite within Apple's logo is quickly making the rounds on the Internet. Created by Jonathan Mak, a 19-year-old design student in Hong Kong, it's a sad but perfect way to pay respects to a man who believed in thoughtful design and beautiful simplicity.

Here are some of the comments on Mak's page about his illustration:

"This image is racing around the world at the speed of click. Beautiful." - Karen Siwak
"I think that Apple should buy this design from you and make it their official logo so no one ever forgets! Well done and extremely classy." - PJ
"The perfect tribute to the man who will forever be a part of Apple and all our lives." - Rajesh Nidwannaya

Update: Read about how this design has become a sensation over at Reuters.

"Originally, I was going to put a black modified logo against a white background," said Mak to Reuters.

"It just didn't feel somber enough. I just wanted it to be a very quiet commemoration. It's just this quiet realization that Apple is now missing a piece. It's just kind of implying his absence."

Jonathan Mak's website

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  • RIP steve...thank you!
  • l love it! great thank you
  • RIP, to an icon.
  • Thanks for making life a bit better designed, that works too....
  • I love it.
  • "Don't be sad because it's because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

    =) Thanks for making life a little bit easier! RIP
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