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Apple by Quasimanga Apple by Quasimanga
The idea for this picture came from a comment by Leo Laporte on an episode of his TWiT podcast. One of his guests gushed endlessly about her amazing experience using the Apple iPhone. The device changed her life, it allowed her endless freedom, the ringtone cured cancer, and basically life wasn’t worth living without the iPhone by her side at all times. Leo responded by jokingly jabbing at her, saying--in effect-- that she was French kissing her phone.

I think the comment captured how love and loyalty for a brand can become fervent and even fetishistic. An unconditional attachment forms. Like an addict, or someone suffering from Stockholm syndrome, the consumer feels compelled to support, defend, and purchase the products delivered by their beloved company. Stories of Apple supporters buying every version of the iPod, spring to mind.

Lovemarks-- they work.

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Sketched on 9”x12” Strathmore Series 400 sketch paper. Image finalized and painted in Photoshop CS 3. Three-day turnaround.

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Aerisblack Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahah, Splendid, really!
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The-Bacon-Thief Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
mmmm... apples

reminds me of the documentary of people falling in love with objects. I remember one where a woman was in love with her bow and was in the Olympics with her marksmanship until she broke up/lost interest in it.
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Quasimanga Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Lindsay and I watched that together. I think it was a BBC series called "Strangelove". In fact here's the link.

[link]

Also check out, "My Car is my Lover". Equally gross and fascinating.
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The-Bacon-Thief Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
thanks for the link, its just awesome and disturbing at the same time. I've only heard about this on the Howard Stern Show one day a while back this year. I still think this is kind of funny :ahoy:
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Kita-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Such an original idea! When I saw the title, and thumb, I saw the apple slice, but not the iPhone. Really cool stuff!
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niekitty Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
tend to agree, and the image is great! =^^=
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JRinaldi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Oh my.
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djgaijin Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Wow, that apple is very...umm...:O_o:
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Quasimanga Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Bonus points awarded!
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djgaijin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Yes! :w00t:
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