1986. A year after Steve Jobs was kicked out of his own company, and a year when Apple was still riding the wave of the original Macintosh. Perhaps to supplement their computer offerings, perhaps just because they could, Apple offered something called The Apple Collection. It was a full catalog of goods, from backpacks and cases to thermoses, clothing and even an Apple-branded windsurfer. The catalog stands out for its sheer 80s personality; those colors, those poses, that hair! But also for some of the rather handsome design that still looks good today. I mean, no one has use for a 5 1/4 ” floppy disk drive case anymore, but it still looks cool! Do any of you own any of these items? Probably pretty valuable collector’s items by now!
Thanks to Dan for the tip!