Apple & Matt Groening

Before Matt Groening invented The Simpsons he worked for Apple.

Well, sort of.


The famed animator designed an illustrated brochure for the tech giant back in 1989. You might find its contents to be eerily familiar.

The brochure was called Who Needs a Computer Anyway and contained animations similar to those of a comic he had written called Life in Hell.

He also designed a a brochure titled Networking in Hell, probably in the hopes of targeting the ironic hipsters of the time.

The poster read: "Looking for advanced communications between your Macintosh and that 'Big Blue' mainframe? Then bring your floppies down to Akbar 'n' Jeff’s Communications Hut."

Groening did a lot of work for Apple it seems. Another poster he designed contained an animation of a college dorm and a tag line that read: "Macintosh. Part of every students wildest dreams." It was sold alongside the brochure he had designed in college bookstores. You could even buy T-shirts with the animation printed on it.

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