SXSW 2010 T-Shirt Sightings (Day 1)

The social media Gods have taken over Austin, Texas, as part of the annual SXSW Interactive Festival. And wherever the geeks are you are sure to find cool T-Shirts. Let’s get one thing straight, if you’re at SXSW, I am jealous of you. In any case, I thought that I would track the T-Shirt sightings over at SXSW during the next few days.

SXSW T-Shirt Sightings

I should note that most of these tees will be of a bit different from those that you are used to seeing on this site. You’ll probably see a lot of tees sporting the logos of startups or established tech brands. I lust for logo tees so these are just up my alley!

Some things to note:

1. I will be tracking tees during the Interactive Session (March 12 – 16). Depending on how things goes, I might do this series of posts throughout the entire festival. We shall see!

2. If you’re a startup and you see your T-Shirt here then please note that I want it! If you’ve got an extra Men’s Large send one my way and I’ll be sure to review not only your tee but your service/website on this blog! Should be fun.

3. If you’re at SXSW, 1. I am jealous and 2. Be on the lookout for cool tees that you spot and send them my way!

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*All photos belong to their respective owners.

Day 1 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:

1. Google Bike Maps, photo by Hugger Industries. The Googlers that made the Bike Maps are riding around SXSW in these awesome tees  – I want one so bad! Visit Google Bike Maps and Bike Hugger.

Google Bike Maps

2. Under Pressure Screen Printing, photo by KXAN. Under Pressure Screen Printing doing their thing at the Ustream Breakthrough Party. The event featured performances by the band Gym Class Heroes with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy hosting the festivities. Visit Under Pressure Screen Printing and Ustream.

Under Pressure Screen Printing

3. Jon Carroll of Gowalla, photo by hawaii. Jon Carroll of Gowalla sits down for a chat over some Mexican Coke and Gowalla swag at Juan Pelota Cafe at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. Visit Gowalla and the Hawaii Weblog.


4. The Startup Bus, photos by dekrazee1. The Startup Bus is the brainchild of Elias Bizannes, an Australian now living in America. The original concept was for 12 strangers to board a bus in San Francisco – and at 60 miles an hour and over 48 hours – they were to conceive, build and launch 3 tech startups in time for a SxSW party in Austin. BTW, looks like Storenvy is one of the sponsors – cool! Visit The Startup Bus.

The Startup Bus

The Startup Bus

5. Other Inbox, photo by dekrazee1. OtherInbox, Inc. is an Austin-based company that builds technology to automatically organize emails from online shopping and social networking sites. This puts consumers in control but also creates unique opportunities for improving the relevance and targeting of email marketing. Visit OtherInBox.

Other Inbox

Other Inbox

6. No More Servers (Rackspace Hosting), photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. Rackspace Hosting plans to unleash their next big reveal that will “revolutionize the music industry and their artists’ experience.” The Rackspace Revolution Rock Party is set for March 15 at SXSW.Visit Rackspace Hosting and Laughing Squid.

No More Servers

7. Fork You, photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. Here’s Charlie O’Donnell from First Round Capitol, a venture capitol firm , sporting a cool Fork You Shirt. Buy Fork You from RubyRags. Visit First Round Capitol and Laughing Squid.

Fork You

8. Circus Mashimus - El Camino, photo by Chris Breikss. Circus Mashimus is open throughout the Interactive portion of SXSW and features dedicated Internet access, cushy lounge furniture, tech happy hour, snacks, beverages and giveaways! Visit Mashery.

Circus Mashimus

9. You Big Dummy, photo by Jeffrey. Jeffrey Zeldman, web designer extraordinaire, founder of Happy Cog, and funny T-Shirt wearer. Buy You Big Dummy from 80’s Tees. Visit Jeffrey Zeldman’s site.

You Big Dummy

10. SXSW Shirts For Sale, photo by Blantonious. Visit SXSW.


11. SXSW Glam Shirt, photo by k mcassland. Visit SXSW.

SXSW Glam Shirts

12. Pond.Pt, photo by gcarvalho. Pond is a social media aggregator and publisher that allows you to follow your friends, collect information about them and share your own content in some of the most popular online social content services available. Visit Pond.Pt.


13. The Founders of Foursquare, photo by RichRogala. The Foursquare founder, Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai, in Foursquare shirts! Visit FourSquare.


14. SXSW Monsters, photo by Jeffrey. The guy next to Zeldman is wearing a pretty funky monster looking SXSW tee. Visit Jeffrey Zeldman’s site.


15. Harper Reed, photo by jntolva. The former CTO of Threadless chilling in what looks to be a non-Thradless tee! Visit Harper Reed’s site.

Harper Reed

16. Battledecks, photo by doctor paradox. Battledecks is a fast-paced, fun, laugh riot where “contestants” have to put together a presentation on the fly as slides are randomly projected for their confusion and the delight of the audience. Contestants are then judged by a panel of low-level celebrities, who can be bought. Battledecks was performed at SXSW ‘08, packed the room, and got great reviews. We are committed to having a diverse group of both contestants and judges.


17. Tungle, photo by Tungle Rocks. eliminates costly double bookings, frustrating time zone mishaps and the endless back and forth of finding a time to meet. It makes it quick and easy to schedule meetings, and it works hand-in-hand with your calendar: Outlook (with or without Exchange), Google Calendar, Apple iCal, and Entourage for Mac. Visit Tungle.


18. Scrappy Music & Apparel, photo by ScrappyMusicAndApparel. Scrappy Music and Apparel Company specializes in custom screen printed and embroidered merchandise. Visit Scrappy Music and Apparel.

Scrappy Music and Apparel

19. meebee, photo by meebeebuzz. meebee makes meeting easy! That’s basically it – meebee is an online personal assistant that arranges all your meetings with friends. Visit meebee.


20. Yosoh, photo by iwearyourshirt. That’s Jason Sadler of I Wear Your Shirt fame. Visit Yosoh and I Wear Your Shirt.


21. SXSW Staff – Java Fix, photo by k mccasland. Visit SXSW.

SXSW Java Fix

22. Hoot Suite, photo by Jason Sanders. It’s a shirt from the very popular Twitter client. Visit Hoot Suite and Jason Sander’s site.

Hoot Suite

23. Screen Burn, photo by wsellers. ScreenBurn at SXSW is the video game element of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival that merges the new media, music, film and video game industries all in one place. Visit Screen Burn and William Seller’s site.

Screen Burn

24. SXSW Interactive, photo by theotherlondon. Visit SXSW.

SXSW Interactive

Check back tomorrow for a recap of Day 2’s SXSW T-Shirt sightings!

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