Need help with Macintosh posters.

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  1. Midnite macrumors newbie

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    Hi, my name is Marcin Wichary, I am new here, and I was hoping some of you could help me out with a project of mine... I understand that probably not a very good way to introduce myself is to ask for something in the very first paragraph, but I'll also be giving something in return. :)

    I am currently in the process of creating a series of fourteen non-commercial posters commemorating the upcoming 20th birthday of the Macintosh and giving it more recognition it deserves. And I'm in a really big need of high-quality graphic materials:

    • scans or photographs original 1984's Macintosh packaging (big box + small boxes),
    • scans of manual(s) from Macintosh, Mac 512K or Mac Plus,
    • scans of promotional materials (posters, leaflets, ads) from the original Macintosh... especially the 1984's Macintosh "Newsweek" brochure,
    • aerial view photos of Macintosh keyboard and mouse,
    • scans of magazine articles from 1984-1986 regarding Macintosh.
    Unfortunately, these are impossible to find on the Internet (well, some of these can be found, but not in high quality needed for big posters).

    I would be really grateful if somebody could help me out getting these. I'm more than sure that there are many people out there with original Macs and digital cameras/scanners... I've already asked in some places, but got virtually zero responses. :(

    You can see first drafts of four posters from the collection at www.aci.com.pl/mwichary/mac20th. I will be more than happy to release the posters into public domain and send them to anyone who wants them as soon as they are finished.

    My e-mail is mwichary@aci.com.pl. Thank you in advance for any help you could provide!
     
  2. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    I like the Happy Mac Obituary poster on your site ... sorry I can't help with any high-res scans :(
     
  3. Midnite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, and I appreciate that.

    If anyone wants to see them too, there are other Mac-related GUI posters at my site.
     
  4. maradong macrumors 65816

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  6. tazo macrumors 68040

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    What kind of Mouse?

    Would an LCIII-era ADB mouse/keyboard work?
     
  7. Midnite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm afraid not -- I have LC II mouse/keyboard myself (probably the same as yours). I'm interested in the original mouse and the original keyboard only...

    But thanks for interest!
     
  8. Midnite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have added two more posters. Hope you like them.

    Could anyone at least tell me what the original Macintosh manual was like (what was inside it)?
     
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  10. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Im afraid I can't help you with the original apple manuals, but I can tell you a little bit about the apple 2 manual:

    It was actualy a series of manuals that were much more informative than todays. They told you how to make programs for your Apple 2 and how to set it up, etc. they showed you how to hook it up to your tv and play games. They also showed a picture of the family all infront of the tv playing with the apple 2. I can't find the manuals at the moment, but I will tell you more if I do find them.
     
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    I have actually added a "documentation" poster (and a "family" one), but I'm not all that happy about it, so it can still be changed.
     
  13. Midnite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The Macintosh 20th anniversary posters are officially finished. :) If you're interested in the original print-quality PDF files, just let me know.

    Huge thanks to everyone who helped me do this!
     
  14. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Those are very nice posters Midnite. I do remember at the begining of Apple, like Steve Jobs mentioned they had tutorials to teach us how to use the mouse, point, click, copy and paste.
     
  15. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Midnite, those are very nice posters. They look very professional with the touches you have added to them. My favorite one is the "family" poster. I think I would definately be interested in getting some of those..

    Im sorry I could not find those manuals for you. I also just moved a few months a go so I still have a lot of stuff packed away.
     
  16. 5300cs macrumors 68000

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    Wonderful posters. They remind me very much of the old days of Apple.

    On a side note, I found the website of Susan Kare, who designed the original icons for the Macintosh. www.kare.com. Also googling "susan kare interview" came up with a few interviews with her, interesting reading. Seeing the interface poster you designed reminded me of an interview I read with her a few months back.
     
  17. Midnite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not distributing the actual posters, if that's what you're asking for, but I can give you the PDF files to print using your own means...

    Don't worry, it's the thought that matters. :)
     
  18. Midnite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly the reason I did this for, so the people could just stop by and reflect, and maybe go back to some of the nice memories they had. Thanks!
     

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