You Can Buy These Original Cupertino Rainbow Apple Signs

You Can Buy These Original Cupertino Rainbow Apple Signs

Fanboys, form an orderly line: true Apple fans can take their chance at buying these original rainbow logos that once graced the walls of the company's Cupertino HQ in a forthcoming Bonhams auction.

The larger of the two signs is made from foam and measures 117cm by 125cm, while the smaller is built out of metal-backed fibreglass and has dimensions of 84cm by 91cm. Both carry the multicoloured design that was used from 1977 until the late '90s. Bonhams explains the origins of the iconic logo:

The first Apple Computer, Inc. logo was actually a sketch of Isaac Newton sitting under a tree, an apple dangling above his head. Less than a year after its introduction, the Newton sketch was replaced by the Rainbow Logo, commissioned at Steve Jobs' request. Jobs appreciated the simplicity of the apple (with a bite taken out of it, so that no one would confuse it with a tomato), and also insisted on the use of colours to "humanize" the company.

The only catch: they're expected to sell for between $US10,000 and $US15,000. You have until June 4 to save up. [Bonhams via The Verge]

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