Thursday, November 03, 2016

Stylized vintage Apple rainbow logo T-shirt

This is an Apple t-shirt with a stylized rainbow logo circa 1990. It does not appear in the Apple T-Shirts Book so I have no other information about the design. The front shows the rainbow stacked like books so this may have been part of the education division. Macintosh is below the structure and the artists' signature looks like Ken G. The back shows a registered Apple in the Garamond font. The shirts appear to be in new condition.

I first came across this design as a photo on Flickr last year and have since purchased two of these vintage shirts, which are sized as a medium and a large. They are both thin white cotton shirts, with no tags other than a small hand sewn one on the large shirt indicating a 90-98 centimeter chest which is closer to a medium. They are from Malaysia, appear to be new old stock but are very thin material as might be found in the tropics. Apple opened a Singapore manufacturing plant there in 1981 and it ran for 22 years making circuit boards so this design might relate to that factory. There was an education division there also. These shirts are priced at $50 plus postage at cost and would be an interesting and rare addition to any Apple shirt collection. Another Singapore shirt is available, click the label below. To inquire contact Dave via kootenaymac.tel

note: any info on this design would be appreciated and will earn you some Apple cling windshield stickers
T-shirt 24 years old,apple Macintosh | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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