Imagineers from around the world submit funny images of how they think Jony Ive's new design ethos -- seen in iOS 7 -- would affect the world.
A ripple effect
Apple design chief Jony Ive's complete visual overhaul of iOS certainly got the tech industry talking -- and a few imaginative artists also had their say about the matter.
The impromptu Tumblr Jony Ive Redesigns Things shows us a world inspired by Ive's new design direction as seen in iOS 7. Designer Sasha Agapov runs the eclectic image blog, which hosts funny Ive-inspired submissions from jokesters around the world.
To get you in the mood, first look at this teaser image showing iOS 7 on an iPhone 5. Among many changes, take notice of the gradients in the icons, the skinny font, and the simple flair. Artistic comedians have taken these themes and integrated them into the following images.
Jack of all trades (and Wired columnist) Andy Baio took Ive's minimalism to heart with this simple redesign of the U.S. dollar bill. We have a feeling the counterfeiters would have a field day with this one.
In this image, developer Camille Marlow amusingly suggests that the gradients seen in the iOS 7 software could transcend to Apple's hardware color scheme. Thankfully, this eyesore will likely never see the light of day, but I must admit the gradient accent on the side of the Magic Mouse is growing on me.