In August, New York Times had revealed that in a class at the Apple's internal training program (Apple University), the instructor likened the 11 lithographs that make up Picasso's "The Bull" to the way Apple builds its smartphones and other devices. Apple's highly-secretive training program has been a subject of fascination for those in the tech and design world.
Picasso's Bull, a series of eleven lithographs in which the master artist deconstructs a bull down to its most abstract form, is shown as inspiration for Apple's minimalist design philosophy. "You go through more iterations until you can simply deliver your message in a very concise way, and that is true to the Apple brand and everything we do," said the person who took the "Communicating at Apple" class, taught by Pixar alumnus Randy Nelson.
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