“The story that The Simpsons‘ creator Matt Groening once illustrated a brochure for Apple back in 1989 has been making the rounds of the internet for awhile now,” Linus Edwards reports for VintageZen. “However, in addition to that brochure, Groening did other artwork for Apple around that same time period.”
“For anyone unfamiliar, Apple hired Groening to produce illustrations for a brochure about Macs that was aimed at college students. At the time, Groening was best known as the artist of the comic Life in Hell, as The Simpsons has not yet premiered,” Edwards reports. “The brochure was titled, ‘Who Needs a Computer Anyway’ and interspersed Groening’s Life in Hell style illustrations with standard information on Apple’s Mac computers.”
Edwards reports, “However, Groening also did other artwork for Apple. Before his brochure, he created a poster titled, ‘Networking in Hell,’ which was also based around his Life in Hell characters. The poster is rather amusing… [also] he did a poster titled, ‘Bongo’s Dream Dorm.’ The poster was a very densely illustrated vision of a cartoon dorm, which included the Apple tagline, ‘Macintosh. Part of every students wildest dreams.'”
Read more – and see the posters – in the full article here.
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