How the Simpsons' Matt Groening helped Apple tell us who needed a computer

How the Simpson' Matt Groening helped Apple tell us who needed a computer

Before he made the Simpsons' a household name and cultural icon, Matt Groening helped Apple convince regular people that the machines that once filled rooms, punched cards, and ran industries belonged in their lives and in their homes. Linus Edwards of VintageZen writes:

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. However, in addition to that brochure, Groening did other artwork for Apple around that same time period.

Terrific stuff. Grab a frosty beverage, sit back, and go through all of it.

Source: VintageZen via Daring Fireball

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kelton says:

The linked Groening/Apple advertisements were of the era that first peaked my interest in getting a computer. It is amazing that these things were north of $2,000.
I never did have the money for one, in college, and didn't know anyone who owned one. At the time, the Mac was the holy grail. The SE30 was fully unobtainium.