Trying to find an image and context for this shirt

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by GeeYouEye, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. macrumors 68000

    GeeYouEye

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    I've come into possession of a vintage Apple shirt, but I can't find a picture of it or context for it anywhere online. But I know I've seen it before.

    It's a polo shirt; on the front is a small 6-color Apple logo surrounded by a samurai headdress line art in blue. Beneath is written Macintosh in Apple Garamond, also in blue, slightly narrower overall than the headdress.

    On the back is a picture of a samurai, not in full armor, appearing to wipe a katana on his kimono, standing like he's just killed some invader (but there is no sign of blood on the sword, or anyone else present. Behind him sits a Macintosh (128 or 512k) with the original Macintosh keyboard with numpad and mouse. On top of the Macintosh is a fishbowl with a large goldfish inside.

    Does anyone know where an image of this exists online, or know the story behind the shirt?

    If I don't get much in the way of a response, I'll see if I can scan the shirt.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Maybe it's one of Susan Kare's promotional designs. Sounds cool.
     
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    GeeYouEye

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    Susan Kare! Of course, that makes sense. She did two other Japanese figures as well, or at least rendered them, one of whom was a samurai in full armor (at least as much as you could see of him). I still haven't managed to track down an image confirming this though.
     

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