Madame Tussauds, celebrul muzeu al figurinelor de ceara, va lansa pe data de 27 septembrie o figurina care il intruchipeaza pe Steve Jobs, celebrul CEO si co-fondator al companiei Apple. Figurina este facuta ca un omagiu adus omului care a revolutionat industria tehnologica, iar lansarea este facuta inaintea implinirii a unui an de la decesul acestuia. Figurina va fi expusa in muzeul deschis in Hong Kong, o tara in care Steve Jobs s-a bucurat si inca se bucura de foarte multa popularitate.
Presupun ca in viitor figurina va fi dusa prin alte orase din lumea intreaga, ramane doar de vazut cat va dura pana va ajunge peste tot.
18 September 2012, Hong Kong – To mark the first anniversary of his death, Madame Tussauds Hong Kong will reveal a new wax figure of legendary business man, inventor and technology pioneer, Steve Jobs, in 27 September. The co-founder of Apple Inc and brain behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad will be portrayed in his trademark relaxed style, wearing a black cotton turtle neck, Levi 501 jeans and New Balance trainers. The pose, inspired by photographs taken at the shoot for his famous Fortune Magazine front cover in 2006, shows Jobs with arms casually folded in front of him, head tilted slightly with a warm smile. The professional team of Madame Tussauds had also replicated a pair of Lunor spectacles which is previously custom made for Jobs.
The techniques used to create the figure are extremely technology free, using the same tools and methods first employed by Madame Tussaud herself over two hundred years ago. The sculptors have anatomical knowledge to ensure every bone, muscle and tendon is replicated correctly according to the pose. When the clay sculpture is formed, each strand of hair is inserted one by one into the wax head by hand using a forked needle. Once complete, the hair is washed, cut and styled. Moreover, each iris is hand painted using gouache, and veining is added to the whites of the eyes with fine silk threads. The figure is costing HK$1,500,000 to create and a dedicated team of sculptors and hair and colour artists will work for three months to achieve an amazingly accurate likeness. The figure will remain at the Historical and National Heroes attraction of Madame Tussauds Hong Kong during 27 September to 26 November 2012, before travelling on to Madame Tussauds Bangkok and then Madame Tussauds Shanghai