Hello.

Welcome to Josephta.me, the personal website of, erm, Joseph Tame. I’m a Tokyo-based Brit orginally from Herefordshire, now living with my wife in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. I’m an independent digital media producer, consultant, inventor, entrepreneur, public performance artist and marathon runner. Sometimes I combine all of these into one.

143 Responses to “Art of Running – A Tribute to Steve: 21KM Apple Logo”

  1. man… you’re sooo crazy!! (-:

  2. man… you’re sooo crazy!! (-:

  3. Njh says:

    great idea. never thought of running shapes. i will give it a try:)

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Them fanboys be craazy.

  6. I like this, it’s beautiful. I mean, it’s appropriate way to show his appreciation. After all, he can do his running art because of iPhone.

  7. WoW! Now thats a Tribute!

  8. Konrad says:

    @Yui suzuki okada: yeah, because android users dont have runkeeper or gps? :)

  9. Did you run through people’s back yards and such? :)

    • Joseph Tame says:

      I try to avoid doing so if possible! During this run I needed to run through a school yard – but the school was closed so I paused the app, ran around to the other side, and then restarted – there’s a small hole in that section of the Apple.

      Doing funds like this does mean you get to explore whole new areas of cities etc, places you’d never normally visit.

  10. Did you run through people’s back yards and such? :)

  11. nice! i like it! it’s a difficult thing to do in Tokyo!

  12. [...] Steve’owi Jobsowi za to co stworzył w swojej karierze. Pewien Brytyjczyk imieniem Joseph Tame, na stałe mieszkający w Japonii, który przedstawia siebie jako oddanego marce Apple od kilku [...]

  13. Quorah.com says:

    Good job there mate

  14. Wakuwaku Kwakwak says:

    Excellent job, worth to spread the word. I did it here http://www.iphone-tips-tricks.com/2011/08/iphone-tips-tokyo-giant-apple-logo-as.html

  15. Mikevas says:

    Impressive.

    BUT, you could do all that stuff you mention with an Android phone that costs a third of the money.

    • Kurt Tappe says:

      ….that wouldn’t have existed if Apple hadn’t created the iPhone.

    • Darquel says:

      You missed the point. Yes, you could have been creative using an Android phone. But, you weren’t. It didn’t inspire you.

      Now that a person with imagination shown you what is possible with this creative tribute, please feel free to do the Google/Microsoft thing: copy the idea and then claim some superficial superiority.

      • Bob says:

        You mean just like Apple did with the iPad. Because Apple “invented the tablet”, tablets have been around for a while. Or What about Spaces in Mac OS X, that was a Linux, Solaris, AIX and BeOS thing long before Apple stole it. Everyone copies everyone! Apple included.

        • Joseph Tame says:

          Indeed they do.

          Now if anyone else would like to take part in an Apple vs Google/MIcrosoft/Linux debate may I suggest they go play over on one of the tech blogs – there’s people there who love to get their knickers in a twist over this kind of thing.

          My server is allergic to conflict and I don’t want to have to plug in the intravenous again like I had to do when I posted that photo of Bill Gates using an iPhone.

    • tokyohoge says:

      Believe it or not, the 16GB iPhone is the cheapest smartphone to own in Japan thanks to favorable wireless plans from Softbank. Situation may be different in other countries.

    • yanko pla says:

      Yes, maybe you can do all that with one of those cheap plastic phones that runs on android…but if you are gonna do something..better do it with STYLE.

  16. Muneeb Pasha says:

    Not much of an Appl’ophile but I can appreciate your devotion. Good going, Joseph.

  17. Muneeb Pasha says:

    Not much of an Appl’ophile myself but I can appreciate your devotion. Good going, Joseph.

  18. Muneeb Pasha says:

    Not much of an Appl’ophile myself but I can appreciate your devotion. Good going, Joseph.

  19. Iwntmail says:

    Wow! You do like Apple :-). I can’t live without my iPhone… Oh, and Runkeeper is a bit of a god send. Keep doing the fun stuff.

  20. Damian Yerrick says:

    The only way it could be better is if it were run in New York, the so-called “big apple”.

  21. MG says:

    Now that’s very, very cool, well done and what a great tribute. :-)

  22. MG says:

    Now that’s very, very cool, well done and what a great tribute. :-)

  23. Cary says:

    Impressive. I always look forward to seeing my map after I run somewhere new. Great job.

  24. Anonymous says:

    nicely done.

  25. Anonymous says:

    nicely done.

  26. So rocken roll! Nice job! :)

  27. Takeshi says:

    Nicely done!

  28. Axor1337 says:

    you sound like a typical apple tool to me you should kill yourself and do the world a favor before you pollute the gene pool!

  29. Temp747 says:

    Great job!

  30. Biztag says:

    Very Cool!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Good job. I bought an Apple ][ in 1979. It was the start of my career. I eventually became a CIO and the rest is history. Steve literally changed my life. You rock, Steve. And thank you.

  32. Gianluca Pistilli says:

    Without words. Thanks Steve!

  33. Giles Murray says:

    Do you know the artist Richard Long? This is reminiscent of his work, though rather more hyper. Nice idea

    • Joseph Tame says:

      Nice to hear from you Giles, been a while!

      I didn’t know of Richard’s work – looking at his work online I’m reminded of Andy Goldsworthy of whom I’m a big fan.

      I’m not sure that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office would appreciate me leaving stones all down the streets though.

  34. Very awesome!! Keep up the good work :)

  35. Richard says:

    Well done Joseph, your work is very creative and it’s really great to see you so inspired. Keep at it!

  36. Magnus says:

    How about you show your appreciation to someone who actually did something to improve your life in tangible ways? Rather than some guy who actually sells stuff for a living, and takes advantage of not only his hapless legion of followers, but untold numbers of third world workers? I’m not saying you should care about them, I don’t, but stop pretending Stevo is doing stuff to be nice.
    Besides, it’s not like GPS drawing started with iphones, or even Runkeeper; ie http://www.gpsdrawing.com has been on since 2001

    • Joseph Tame says:

      Magnus, thanks for your comment, much appreciated, although I think you are mistaking this site for one where negative comments which interpret articles in ways in which they were not intended to be interpreted are the norm. Have you tried Japan Today?

      I show my appreciation to many people on a daily basis. Showing my appreciation to Steve is not exclusive. I appreciate that of course you couldn’t possibly know this as you don’t know me, and you probably believe that all I ever do is draw GPS Apples.

      Also, I don’t think I claimed that GPS drawing started with iPhones. I just mentioned that having one has enabled me to do this. Just as having a Garmin or Android would also have done so.

      Anyway, I have to go get in line for the iPhone 5 now, so if you’ll excuse me… :-p

  37. [...] 好大一棵{树}  绿色的祝福 你的胸怀在蓝天 深情藏沃土 2011.08 28用跑步向乔布斯致敬,东京人跑出苹果LOGO pestwave 发表于 下午 12:35 上周乔布斯辞去苹果CEO一职,标志着苹果一个时代的结束,人们对乔布斯的纪念方式各不相同。但我个人觉得这哥们儿最有创意。此人名叫Joseph Tame,是一位住在东京的数字媒体制作人,他为乔布斯献上了13公里。但不是直线跑步,而是通过iPhone和一个跑步应用Runkeeper在东京市中心跑出了一个苹果LOGO。整个过程历时两个小时,从最东京皇居西侧出发,画出苹果LOGO的东侧,接着跑过六本木和表参道画出苹果的底部,接着在新宿到达苹果的最西端,然后跑过苹果顶部,并在神乐坂跑出苹果叶子,最后到达靖国神社。Tame称此举是为了向乔布斯的远见和领导力致敬,因为这对他的一生产生了积极影响。他还表示乔布斯颠覆了手机行业。“我祝愿史蒂夫万事如意,希望他早日康复,重新振作起来。”Tame说到。你被苹果和乔布斯感动了吗?如果是,你如何表达对乔布斯的敬意呢? [...]

  38. Chantal says:

    Now that’s what I call a tribute.

  39. [...] surfing around randomly and I came across a really cool runner-style tribute to Steve Jobs on the Art of Running [...]

  40. [...] escribió un artículo sobre esta carrera en su blog y allí, entre otras cosas dijo me gustaría mostrar mi [...]

  41. very cool, nice idea re-creating the apple! I’m with you Joseph! some people seem to take articles way to seriously! do you plan your route in advance or just free style it by using the map on runkeeper app?. ps Long live Apple! (& runkeeper of course!)

    • Joseph Tame says:

      Thanks!

      Yes, I do plan the route in advance – it really wouldn’t be possible to do without proper prep. You can only run where the roads will take you – and sometimes they don’t go where you want them to go!

      • not a prob! hope you didn’t mind! As its good to have motivation from other runners!! Keep up the good work! Ill going to look into planning my own art route thanks to your blog! May be not as long! my legs not ready for that distance yet!

  42. Fakeeee…… another PR stunt

  43. tobiCOM says:

    1. Word – Superb!!

  44. BlkRb0t says:

    Awesome run there, though I don’t like Apple as a tech company as much as a marketing behemoth they are.

  45. a2zStuff says:

    thats really great

  46. Asds says:

    ХУИТА

  47. [...] fan and keen runner Joseph Tame took to the road to show his appreciation, and mapped out his run using the power of GPS and RunKeeper. What did the [...]

  48. [...] his blog post, Joseph goes on to say how much Steve’s visionary creation (in this case the iPhone) has [...]

  49. [...] e bizzarro produttore indipendente di video Joseph Tame (illustrato accanto durante un’altra maratona trasmessa in tempo reale sul web) ha voluto [...]

  50. [...] http://josephta.me/2011/08/art-of-running-tokyo-steve-jobs-apple-logo/ Partilhar:FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail Apple, Campanhas, Empresas, Fun Apple, Steve Jobs iTV, Apple TV, iScreen… seja qual for o nome, a APPLE vai mesmo entrar na Televisão [...]

  51. [...] « Je voudrais témoigner personnellement de mon admiration pour la vision et le leadership de Steve Jobs , qui ont eu un impact direct et positif sur ma vie. Son travail a aussi servi à révolutionner l’industrie du téléphone mobile, quelque chose qui était désespérément nécessaire, ici encore plus qu’ailleurs », a écrit Tame sur son blog. [...]

  52. [...] « Je voudrais témoigner personnellement de mon admiration pour la vision et le leadership de Steve Jobs , qui ont eu un impact direct et positif sur ma vie. Son travail a aussi servi à révolutionner l’industrie du téléphone mobile, quelque chose qui était désespérément nécessaire, ici encore plus qu’ailleurs », a écrit Tame sur son blog. [...]

  53. Tib says:

    Un bellissimo contributo. Eccezionale!

  54. [...] Apple enthusiast Joseph Tame decided to pay tribute to Steve Jobs and his ground breaking work by running an Apple-shaped path around his native [...]

  55. [...] fan and keen runner Joseph Tame took to the road to show his appreciation, and mapped out his run using the power of GPS [...]

  56. Smy says:

    Hi

    I’ve made the same thing last winter, in france (picture #17) : http://www.smy.fr/apple/calendrier-de-l-avent-pomme-apple_403.html

  57. [...] since Tames’ first Apple purchase five years ago; he was hooked. Having an iPhone really has changed my life here in Tokyo. It means I can go anywhere without [...]

  58. [...] Il faut de tout pour faire un monde… Joseph Tame, un jeune sportif s’est donné un challenge assez particulier. A l’aide de plusieurs iphone, il à réalisé la pomme d’Apple en 21 km en plein Tokyo à l’aide de l’application Run Keeper. Vous trouverez tous ces exploits sur son site « Art of Running«  [...]

  59. [...] GPS: correr y dibujar un gigante logotipo de Apple. Así lo explicó en una publicación en su blog: “Es por esto que me gustaría mostrar mi apreciación por Steve, por su visión y por su [...]

  60. BetterCitizens says:

    Peace everyone — great idea. iPhone or Android they are tools and this was one creative use of the iPhone as a tool. Great tribute.

  61. [...] 此人名叫Joseph Tame,是一位住在东京的数字媒体制作人,他为乔布斯献上了13公里。但不是直线跑步,而是通过iPhone和一个跑步应用Runkeeper在东京市中心跑出了一个苹果LOGO。 [...]

  62. [...] olla yhteydessä tuhansiin kavereihini ja perheenjäseniini ympäri maailman”, Joseph Tame kuvailee blogissaan. Ja iPhonen ostettuaan mies keksi myös, että iPhonella sekä sopivalla gps-sovelluksella kuten [...]

  63. Nroberts210 says:

    Awesome!

  64. [...] A história completa pode ser vista no blog do Atleta (http://josephta.me) [...]

  65. [...] طوكيو برسم شعار أبل بالجري مسافة 21 كم. و هذا ما ذكره على مدونته : أود شخصيا أن أظهر بهذه الطريقة تقديري لستيف و [...]

  66. [...] Art of Running – A Tribute to Steve: 21KM Apple Logo (Joseph Tame) [...]

  67. [...] A Tribute to Steve: 21KM Apple Logo [...]

  68. [...] Joseph Tame, un productor de medios digitales con base en Tokyo, Japón, corrió 13 millas (un poco más de 20 kilómetros) con un objetivo concreto: que su recorrido, que su ruta dibuje una gran manzana. Es decir, para rendirle homenaje al padre de Apple, Steve Jobs, Tame decidió hacer arte con la tecnología GPS: correr y dibujar un gigante logotipo de Apple. Así lo explicó en una publicación en su blog: [...]

  69. [...] Joseph Tame, un productor de medios digitales con base en Tokyo, Japón, corrió 13 millas (un poco más de 20 kilómetros) con un objetivo concreto: que su recorrido, que su ruta dibuje una gran manzana. Es decir, para rendirle homenaje al padre de Apple, Steve Jobs, Tame decidió hacer arte con la tecnología GPS: correr y dibujar un gigante logotipo de Apple. Así lo explicó en una publicación en su blog: [...]

  70. yanko pla says:

    Hey dude, Congrats for this, Im sure Mr Jobs will love it. My first Apple product was an Ipod 5th generation too..then came an Imac 27″, a MacbookPro, an Iphone (with NO contract so dont have to be attached to any company..), and an Ipod touch 64 gb..I love .

  71. [...] alive, guys!)(PHOTOS: The Long, Extraordinary Career of Steve Jobs)But one Apple enthusiast, Joseph Tame, decided to do something more creative…something outside the box. As a runner and tech [...]

  72. [...] Tame hizo el recorrido de 21 kilómetros en Tokio, donde pasó por el Palacio Imperial. Me gustaría mostrar mi agradecimiento personal a Steve por su visión y liderazgo, que ha tenido un impacto positivo en mi vida. Me gustaría desearle todo lo mejor”, explicó Tame en su blog. [...]

  73. [...] other-other news, this week I’ve been in the news a fair amount. My half-marathon run in the shape of the Apple Logo, dedicated to Steve Jobs (who just last week announced his resignation as Apple CEO), went viral. [...]

  74. [...] Joseph Tame is a Digital Media Producer and marathon runner who presented a tribute for Apple’s Ex CEO Steve Jobs for his vision which has made a direct impact on his life. The tribute that he made was a 21KM long Apple logo created using his GPS and iPhone (the picture shown below). [...]

  75. [...] “Me gustaría mostrar mi agradecimiento personal a Steve por su visión y liderazgo, que ha tenido un impacto positivo en mi vida. Me gustaría desearle todo lo mejor”, explicó Tame en su blog. [...]

  76. [...] “Me gustaría mostrar mi agradecimiento personal a Steve por su visión y liderazgo, que ha tenido un impacto positivo en mi vida. Me gustaría desearle todo lo mejor”, explicó Tame en su blog. [...]

  77. [...] “Me gustaría mostrar mi agradecimiento personal a Steve por su visión y liderazgo, que ha tenido un impacto positivo en mi vida. Me gustaría desearle todo lo mejor”, explicó Tame en su blog. [...]

  78. [...] runkeeper. Sur la ligne d’arrivée, un joli dessin à partager sur son blog : Art of Running – A Tribute to Steve: 21KM Apple Logo [...]

  79. [...] “Me gustaría mostrar mi agradecimiento personal a Steve por su visión y liderazgo, que ha tenido un impacto positivo en mi vida. Me gustaría desearle todo lo mejor”, explicó Tame en su blog. [...]

  80. [...] autor, cambió el formato de Google Maps a Modo Satélite para realizar la siguiente captura y postearla en su [...]

  81. [...] GPS: correr y dibujar un gigante logotipo de Apple. Así lo explicó en una publicación en su blog: “Es por esto que me gustaría mostrar mi apreciación por Steve, por su visión y por su [...]

  82. [...] to become the chairman of the board. Expected as the event was, it caused a shockwave of truly bizarre proportions. Despite the predictable media hysteria, Jason Snell of Macworld wrote a rather [...]

  83. Mck says:

    Good Idea ! Thx Steve and keep on running !

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  85. [...] ello, decidió trazar en las calles de Tokio el logo de Apple a pie, como comenta en su blog, trabajo que le tomó alrededor de dos horas y en la que quemó 1.700 calorías. Todo quedó [...]

  86. [...] forme de logo apple, pour rendre hommage à Steve Jobs. Il en parle d’ailleurs sur son blog « Art of running »On peut d’ailleurs voir son trajet sur google [...]

  87. [...] all about his Apple run at his blog, or get all the stats at RunKeeper. Posted by Robin Parrish on September 15, 2011 Leave a [...]

  88. [...] look at his Blog, http://josephta.me/2011/08/art-of-running-tokyo-steve-jobs-apple-logo/ he’s all of Tech and Fitness geek. Well done Joseph. LD_AddCustomAttr("AdOpt", "0"); [...]

  89. [...] to become the chairman of the board. Expected as the event was, it caused a shockwave of truly bizarre proportions. Despite the predictable media hysteria, Jason Snell of Macworld wrote a rather [...]

  90. [...] Una mela per Steve Tra le tante parole di commiato spese, ci piace porre l’accento su di un gesto che può benissimo essere interpretato come un ultimo saluto. Quello di un uomo folle: ha corso una mezza maratona disegnando con la traccia del suo GPS una mela sulla mappa di Tokyo. [...]

  91. Ale says:

    I have found an article about you on the Italian version of Runner’s World magazine (p.102)

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  95. Ben Hamono says:

    Fantastic! But isn’t the rig a bit big?

  96. Saad Bhamla says:

    Thanks to you, me and a couple of friends were inspired to do our own GPS running art at Stanford University.

    m/

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  99. [...] Toyko man decided to “Think Different” with a extra special tribute to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs who stepped down last week– a run in the shape of an [...]

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