In the mid 80’s we bought our first computer. It was an Apple IIc. I have very fond memories of playing games, writing basic programs, and creating graphics while staring at it’s small green monochrome monitor. Even though I was very young at the time, I believe our Apple helped send me down the path to becoming a web designer. So if you were and Apple owner in the early days, here’s a showcase of vintage Apple ads from that time period that will take you back. It’s amazing how much the Apple product line and technology in general has evolved in such a relatively short period of time.
The fourth one is actually the first half of a Commodore 128 ad
Thanks for catching that. I removed it.
One thing that always cracks me up about vintage ads is that it used to be acceptable and common to write paragraphs upon paragraphs of copy for a single page ad…
Same observation here 😉
One thing that cracks me up is that people used to actually read.
HAHA, this is brilliant! I can’t believe how much the world has changed in means of technology! This is incredible example of what will our Mac’s look like to our kids in the future! Great post!
I just don’t know what to say about advert #8. That’s just wrong.
This brand will rule the world!
Cool post, Advertisements have come a long way
Bring back Oregon Trail!
Ah yeah. That was one of my favorites. Good memory Jordan. 🙂
Ha! I just love this post. Thanks Henry!
Speaking of vintage games, does anyone remember Choplifter for the Commodore 64? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choplifter – It was when I was a very young child, but I remember trying to rescue people running from the buildings. And sometimes I accidentally landed the helicopter on the little 2-dimensional people and it made a squashing sound. lol. Wow. The memories…
Thanks Angela. I’m glad you like it. Yes, I do remember that one too. It was awesome. Was that one also on the Atari 2600?
Yes, I think it was also on the Atari. Great fun! And another one I have to throw in while we’re at it – Advanced Dungeons and Dragons for the Intellivision. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtwlc_WJNM
Really cool ads dude! I am a huge Apple fan, these bring back some memories 🙂
I can’t believe that they first promoted that box at $666.66 .. .What’s that all about?
I’ll take 2!
Those are legit.
nice, someone know which fonts are used? especially in the “A for Apple” one
That font is a version (or rip off) of Cooper Black.
These brought back some great memories. Thanks for posting. But what’s with the Apple salesman manhandling that young boy? LOL
Oh and to answer that question of price: Asians are huge into lucky numbers. The number 6 is one they are particularly fond of, so perhaps Apple was targeting an Asian market with their price tag of $666.66
you saw it too Chris!
what is going on in this picture 7?!!
Wow, what a trip down memory lane that was! Amazing.
Excellent collection! Takes you right back in time… I had re-blog it! Thanks for sharing…
Thanks for posting this! It’s a great history, and I love seeing the development of the brand.
Thanks for sharing.
Reminds me of IT lessons at school.
I had an Apple IIc. used it at the center for advanced visual studies at MIT. we made that thing as fast as a selectric typewriter.
It’s really interesting to see the big step in past few decades.. What a funny imagination of how it’ll look in next ten or twenty years, when we’ll have the same feeling by watching nowadays advertisements..