Promotional MacWEEK screen printed canvas bag

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by OlSkipTooth, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. OlSkipTooth, Sep 30, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2012

    OlSkipTooth macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    Late 80's / early 90's MacWEEK canvas bag with the same "modern art" image on either side.

    Printed/produced by Sullivan & Brampton. Tag reads:
    "Sullivan & Brampton / Quality Fabric Products since 1922 / 1688 Abram Ct. / San Leandro, CA 94577 / (510) 483 - 7771 / Made In USA.

    Size is 15'' x 11''.

    Would have been just a standard promotional tote for MacWEEK, perhaps for subscribing for a number of them upfront. Maybe for buying a new Mac at some point along the line.
    When it was new it would have been far too small to fit a Mac, now it is perfect!

    Anybody seen one lately? Maybe seen one go up on ebay?
  2. OlSkipTooth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
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    Here are the pictures of the bag - let me know what folks think.
    I'm hoping to hear that it emulates a particular cover or at least was designed by someone traceable.

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  3. OlSkipTooth thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2012
    Nobody has seen one?


    I'm sure some of you long-time Mac collectors got one of these bags once upon a time, any ideas when?

    How about any information about the staff of MacWEEK? I'm having some real trouble researching the history and creative input that went into MacWEEK.

    I would love to find out who designed this illustration, any guesses?
  4. tdiaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    I've got a couple like that, but the screening is red. I want to say they came from MacWorld SF around 1989-91-ish.
  5. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    I was a MacWeek subscriber and never got one.

    They must have been handed out at MacWorld...
  6. SueTroy macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2013
    I used to work there. The design looks like something that one of our staff artists, Gary Suen, would have done. I know he did some other promotional stuff and I seem to remember him working on the target design. I'm not sure where Gary is these days.
  7. blindkarma macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2013
    A guess, but I'm thinking early 90s. I have a couple bags from 88-91 and the logo was red. So I think these came later.
  8. tdiaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2006
    I spotted the two that I have in a stack of magazines.
    Red "MacWeek" only, vertically on one side. Otherwise it's the same thing.

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