Macintosh designer is selling $1,900 replicas of Apple’s legendary pirate flag

Gift-giving season is right around the corner, and we know just the perfect gift for the Apple nut in your life. No, it’s not an iPhone case or a new iPad Air. It’s a $ 1,900 hand-painted pirate flag.

The Jolly Roger — sporting a classic, multi-colored Apple eyepatch — is central to Apple lore. The skunkworks team behind the original Macintosh hoisted the flag above their office on the Apple Campus as an embodiment of one of Steve Jobs’ most famous slogans: “It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy.”

Back in 1983, when the Macintosh team moved into a new office building, programmer Steve Capps sewed together the black flag and asked graphic designer Susan Kare to paint the skull and crossbones on it. It’s said that the flag flew…

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