So the Interactive portion of the SXSW Festival has come and gone. I wasn’t able to attend this year but I did have a blast shirt spotting vicariously through other peoples Flickr uploads! Ahh, the wonder of the Internet!
The purpose of shirt spotting SXSW 2010 was not just to find geeky tees but also so that I could share information on new startups that you would rather not have heard of. In the process, I also became exposed to a bunch of new blogs via the profiles of the various Flickr users from who I got the photos from. Putting this collection together took a lot of time, but at the end of the day, it was totally worth it!
Here’s full collection of all 83 shirts spotted at the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival! I thought I’d consolidate my 5 daily recap posts into one humungous list post!
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Day 1 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
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.
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 â€“ and at 60 miles an hour and over 48 hours â€“ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. You Big Dummy, photo by Jeffrey. Jeffrey Zeldman, design director of Mule Design Studio and funny T-Shirt wearer. Buy You Big Dummy from 80’s Tees. Visit Jeffrey Zeldman’s site, Mike Monteiro’s site and Mule Design Studio.
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.
16. Battledecks, photo by doctor paradox. Battledecks is a fast-paced, fun, laugh riot where â€œcontestantsâ€ 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 â€˜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. Tungle.me 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.
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.
Day 2 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
25. I Shoot Food, photo by hawaii. Awesome Foodspotting tee parodying the ubiquitous I Heart NY design. You had to participate in the SXSW Street Food Scavenger Hunt in order to score this awesome shirt. Visit Foodspotting and Hawaii Weblog.
26. Cutters, photo by davidjschloss. The 2010 Bike Hugger Mobile Social at SXSW brought hundreds and hundreds of riders together for a social ride, BBQ and schwag fest. This attendee is sporting the Cutters tee from the classic cycling movie, Breaking Away, and available from our good friends at Found Item Clothing. Buy Cutters from Found Item Clothing. Visit Attention Deficit David.
27. Indie GoGo, photo by Betsy Weber. Indie GoGo is an awesome community of various indie artist to share their media, whether it be film, music or writing. Discover new indie stuff at Indie GoGo. Visit Indie GoGo and Visual Lounge.
30. Gary Vaynerchuk, photo by themarlooz. Wine guy and social media guru Gary Vee shows off a T-Rex tee that I’ve shown off on this blog before! Buy T-Rex Drums from Amorphia Apparel. Visit Gary Vaynerchuk’s site and Marlooz.
31. Andrew Mager X Obama, photo by magerleagues. Andrew Mager work on design engineering Ning and also blogs about the social web on ZDNet’s The Web Life. Visit Andrew Mager’s Site, The Web Life and Ning.
32. NXNW, photo by George Ruiz. Next New Networks is TV for the Internet. As the leading independent producer of online television networks Next New Networks creates, packages, brands, markets and syndicates some of the Web’s most popular regularly scheduled and episodic programming. Visit NNN and George Ruiz’s site.
34. Taltopia, photo by imagespacemedia. The Taltopia community is designed to discover, promote, critique, and enjoy creative talent. Build a fan club, book gigs, enter contests, and get the exposure you deserve! Visit Image Space Media and Taltopia.
35. I’ve Got Big Plans, photo by imagespacemedia. Not entirely sure what this logo tee is off, but my guess is that it is something related to Linux. I could be totally wrong, though! Visit Image Space Media.
Day 3 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
39. We All Fall Down, photo by The Plan8 Podcast. I spot Scam School’s Brian Brushwood in a Rob Dobi tee! Brushwood wore We All Fall Down to the The Big Digg Shindigg At Stubbs BBQ. Buy We All Fall Down from Full Bleed. Visit Brian Brushwood’s site, Rob Dobi’s Site.
41. Nerd Is The New Cool, photo by The Plan8 Podcast. I’m a huge fan of Diggnation and The Totally Rad Show and so I am so very envious of you, whoever snapped this photo! Buy Nerd Is The New Cool from Jinx. Visit Alex Albrecht’s site, Kevin Rose’s site, Digg and The Totally Rad Show.
43. Facebook Developer Garage Austin + Gowalla, photo by magerleagues. You can tell I’m a tee blogger when the first thing that I notice are the American Apparel tags. Gowalla, if you’re reading this – I want a Gowalla tee! Visit Gowalla and Andrew Mager’s site.
44. Assorted SXSW Swag, photo by jeffreylcohen. I heard Threadless was giving away free Threadless X Griffin iPhone cases. Best swag ever? By the way, I want ALL of these shirts. Buy the Theradless X Griffin iPhone Cases. Visit Digital Papercuts and Threadless.
45. Just Ask – Reggie Bibbs, photo by Reggie Bibbs. Meet Reggie Bibbs (middle), he’s spreading the word about neurofibromatosis through the web. Neat! The guy on the left of Bibbs, in the green shirt, is sporting Infinity MPG by Ross Zietz. Buy Infinity MPG from Threadless. Visit Neurofibromatosis Cafe and Ross Zietz’ site.
46. Darkside of the Garden, photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. And we’ve got another Glenn Jones / Glennz Tees shirt! This time it’s the no longer for sale Darkside of the Garden, Star Wars parody. Visit The Laughing Squid, Threadless and Glennz Tees.
47. Borrow Me – Neighborhood Goods, photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. NeighborGoods is where you can save and earn money by sharing stuff with your friends! Need a ladder? Borrow it from your neighbor. Have a bike collecting dust in your closet? Rent it out for some extra cash! Visit The Laughing Squid and NeighborhoodGoods.Net.
48. SXSW Venn Diagram, photo by Steven Rosenbaum. Venn SXSW is the brainchild / hairbrain scheme of Sam and Hannah the Planners. We like to reduce things to their essence and find the Venn diagram a trusty tool. Weâ€™ll be condensing and synthesing all the big ideas we encounter, to produce a diagram of the day, everyday. To Venn SXSW. This will be captured on film, blog, twitter, media partners and t-shirts and relayed back to those at home in near real time. Making us your man and woman on the ground in SXSW. Over and out. Visit Albion London – Venn SXSW and Clay Shirkyâ€™s Writings About the Internet.
49. Whale Diner + Pixelated Saints, photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. The Diner was opened on December 31st, 1998 by friends Mark Firth and Andrew Tarlow. After years of living on the South Side and having nowhere to eat, drink, or hang out nearby, they decided to open their own little place, and took over the lease of the 1920â€™s Kullman Diner car one block away from their home. Buy the Whale Diner Tee from DinerNYC. Visit The Diner Journal, DinerNYC and The Laughing Squid.
51. Happy Cog’aoke, photo by alexdesigns. Welcome to karaoke, SXSW style! I have no idea what the story is behind this “Superhero 9″ shirt, but, I assume that the story is awesome! Visit Happy Cog Studios, Happy Cog’aoke 2 and Alex Designs.
52. Server Beach X Light Bulbs, photo by Peer 1 Hsting. I feel like I have seen this shirt before but I have no idea where it’s from. I love the lightbulbs, can somebody tell me where this shirt is from? Anybody? Buy the Vimeo Logo Tee from Busted Tees. Visit Server Beach.
53. SXSurrogates, photo by Urban Observer. I wanna know what shirt the guy on the left is wearing! GSD&M Idea City is a leading national marketing communications and advertising company that has helped grow some of the worldâ€™s most successful brands. Visit Experience Freak, Idea City and SXSurrogates.
54. Hey, Let’s Go Do Fun Stuff, photo by Urban Observer. I love doing fun stuff! This guy looks like he is having oodles of fun at SXSW! Buy Hey, Let’s Go Do Fun Stuff from Threadless. Visit Experience Freak, Threadless and Made With Awesome.
Day 4 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
55. Three Keyboard Cat Moon + I Can Has Cheezburger, photo by The Plan8 Podcast. Check out I Can Has Cheezburger owner, Ben Huh, in his sexy Three Keyboard Cat Moon tee from Threadless – the immensely popular parody of the Three Wolf Moon (See #15) shirt. Buy Three Keyboard Cat Moon from Threadless. Visit I Can Has Cheezburger, Threadless.
56. One Hundred, photo submitted by Bryan Vega. I feature Ugmonk regularly here and so it was cool to spot one of his tees at SXSW 2010! Buy One hundred from Ugmonk. Visit Ugmonk and Benjamin Ellis’ site.
57. I Avoid Cliches Like The Plague, photo by David Alson. Here’s social media strategist, Jay Baer in a funny one liner tee – even better, you can pick this one up at Mental Floss! Buy I Avoid Cliches Like The Plague from the Mental Floss Store. Visit TweetPR, Convince & Convert and Mental Floss.
61. Skimble, photo by Maria Chily. Skimble helps you plan, track and discover your active life. This iPhone app will keep track of your runs, hikes, yoga sessions and any other activity under the sun! Visit Maria Ly’s site and Skimble.
63. Tantek Ã‡elik, photo by Andrew – Hyde. Here’s a photo of software developer and entrepreneur Jon Pierce with former Chief Technologist at Technorati. BTW, can somebody tell me what logo is on Tantek’s shirt? Visit Tantek Celik’s site, Jon Pierce’s site and Andrew Hyde’s site.
65. I Heart Geeks, photo by civicuk. Civic is an award-winning digital communications agency. Their aim is simple: to make life easier for their clients, using the best technology available. Visit Civic.
66. Hustlemania, photo by kylesteed. Could a shirt define Gary Vaynerchuk better than Hustlemania? The word Hustle and the phrase Crush It have become synonymous with @garyvee and I am happy to see one of his catchphrases in T-Shirt form. Visit Gary Vaynerchuk’s site, Plastic Mind, Up Themes, Kyle Steed’s site and Komodo Media.
67. Dam Girl, photo by adrants. Greg, I like your shirt – where’d you get it? Greg Verdino is a futurist, marketer, writer and speaker who works as Vice President, Strategy & Solutions at full service social media agency Powered, Inc. His first book, microMARKETING, is due from McGraw-Hill in summer 2010. Visit Adrants and Greg Verdino’s site.
69. Three World Moon, photo by Outdoor Miner. Why not end todays recap with how we started it! Without Three Wolf Moon there would be no Three Keyboard Cat Moon. And there would be a lot less LOL’s in the world. Buy Three Wolf Moon from Amazon. Visit Clay Shirky’s Writings About The Internet.
Day 5 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
70. Alltop, photo by Jim @TechFrog Alden. Alltop tracks all of the best stories in every possible category that you can think of – even T-Shirts. By the way, did you know that my 101 Bacon List was recently feature on the Alltop blog, Holy Kaw? Visit Alltop.
71. A Simple Plan, photo submitted by Neil Gregory. Not a day has gone by SXSW that I have not spotted a Threadless tee and day 45 is no different! Buy A Simple Plan from Threadless. Visit Threadless and Intel Blogs.
72. Chicken George, photo by Jim @TechFrog Alden. DJ Chicken George’s (CG) unique “Jazztronica” style of incorporating and fusing diverse genres of music has granted him several international appearances in Sweden, Paris, Amsterdam, Vancouver, the Middle East and across the U.S. Buy the DJ Chicken George shirt. Visit DJ Chicken George.
73. Outright, photo by Keith Burtis. Streamlining the work involved with working for yourself, Outright.com will help you pay the right taxes, simplify record keeping, and keep your business on track and growing. Visit Outright.
74. Obviously Pleased With Self, photo by Brianfit. Now that is a cool shirt being worn by Rod Begbie, senior software engineer and sheep herder at Slide, makers of the finest social networking gizmos and distractions. Buy Obviously Pleased With Self from The Feed Store. Visit Brian Fitzgerald’s site, Groovy Mother and Slide.
75. Wolf Parade, photo by adrants. Adrants provides marketing and advertising news. It provides insightful, informed, experiential, no holds barred commentary on the state of the advertising and media industries. Visit Wolf Parade and AdRants.
76. Rackspace Revolution, photo by Rackspace. Get Dedicated Server and Managed Server Hosting Services backed by 100% Network Uptime Guarantee & Fanatical support at Rackspace Hosting. Visit Rackspace.
77.Â Stir It Up, photo by coquedesigns2000. Forget the fact that we see yet A Simple Plan yet again because I’d rather want to know where that Spoon In Brain t-shirt is from. It reminds me of something that you’d find at The Chop Shop Store. Anyone know where to find this tee – it seems like I’ve seen it before. UPDATE: Jeffrey Kalmikoff informed me that the shirt featured here is indeed a Threadless tee! It’s called Stir It Up. Thanks Jeffrey! Buy Stir It Up from Threadless. Visit Call Me Jeffrey and Threadless.
78. Social Smack, photo by Tech Cocktail. TECH cocktail started as a community building event founded in May 2006 by Frank Gruber and Eric Olson. Since 2006, TECH cocktail has been hosting mixer events and covering technology start-ups across the country with the focus of helping to amplify the local technology signal. Visit Social Smack, Somewhat Frank and Tech Cocktail.
79. Wiki Way, photo by Kenneth Yeung – www.thelettertwo.com. The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web is a 2001 book about wikis by Bo Leuf and Ward Cunningham. It was the first major book published about using wikis. Visit Wiki Way and The Letter Two.
80. Jeffrey Kalmikoff, photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. The Director of Design & UX at Digg and formerly Chief Creative Officer at Threadless is looking suave in this U.S.A. happy shirt by Jeremy Scheuch. This is the first Threadless Select tee spotted at SXSW! Buy U.S.A. is Dino-mite!!! from Threadless. Visit Laughing Squid, Threadless, Digg and Call Me Jeffrey.
82. Hire Your Own Design Team, photo by WebsiteSpark@SXSW2010. Great shirt, I wish I knew what it was promoting.
83. Mayhem Studios, photo by Kenneth Yeung – www.thelettertwo.com. Look who I sotted, it’s designer Calvin Lee of Mayhem Studios in a classic Google tee. Calvin tweets a lot. If I’m checking my Twitter feed then I am bound to see a tweet by Calvin. Visit The Letter Two Mayhem Studios and Mayhem Studios’ Blog.