Apple’s Sir Jony Ive Gets a Special Gold Blue Peter Badge
Apple’s head of industrial design, Sir Jonathan Ive, has today been awarded with the great honour of a gold Blue Peter badge, iDownload Blog reports. For anyone outside of the UK who doesn’t know, Blue Peter is the longest running children’s TV programme in the world, and has been shown on UK TV since 1958. The Blue Peter badge is an award that the programme hands out very, very sparingly, usually to reward very brave children or children who have done something very remarkable. They even more rarely award adults with a badge, and that was the case in point with Jony Ive today, who was given an exclusive golden Blue Peter badge by BBC presenter Barney Harwood, who visited him in his bunker in California. Only around 1000 gold Blue Peter badges have ever been awarded, going to such luminaries as JK Rowling, David Beckham, and The Queen. Turns out that Ive was a big Blue Peter fan, so it could be that watching the show inspired some of his Apple designs! In turn, Ive and his team presented Harwood with a special Blue Peter badge made of solid aluminium.
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