When I first joined Facebook I felt as if I was part of the cool culture of educated geeks who seemed to agree with my sentiments that the bigger and more established Myspace sucked ass. When I first signed up for Facebook, I was happy to see that the little teeny boppers were gone, as were the annoying background flashing GIF’s. There was no music that instantly streamed every time you loaded a new page – thank goodness! The Facebook interface was clean, easy on the eyes and a pleasure to navigate. You needed a .edu email address to register. There was a time when Facebook felt exclusive.
Those days are gone.
NerdyShirts sums things up succinctly by characterizing Facebook as Cultbook. With 400 million users and growing, including those teeny boppers that I so happily left behind when I abandoned Myspace, Facebook is turning into the modern day MySpace. Facebook is no longer exclusive. Facebook is Cultbook, 400 million users strong and growing.
Cultbook is available now from NerdyShirts for $14.95 ($5 off this week only).
And for you Facebook loyalist, be sure to get the You Like This tee, also from NerdyShirts for $19.95.
And of course, this post would not complete if I didn’t ask you to Like Co-Tee TV on … Facebook!
Posted on 21 June '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment.
Spun Dry is another goofy design from one of my favorite T-Shirt designers, Glenn Jones. But, besides the actual T-Shirt, what do you think of those custom Spidey whitey tighties! What geek wouldn’t want to have Spider-Man’s logo covering his crotch. OK, maybe that would be just a small proportion of geeks – but still.
If you either 1. love Spider-Man, or 2. secretly want a pair of Spidey branded whitey tighties, then head on over to Glennz Tees to pick up Spun Dry for $19.95.
Posted on 25 May '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.
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!
Iâ€™d love to hear which one of these are your favorites! Was there a startup tee that caught your eye? What do you think of all the Threadless sightings? Do you know of a shirt that should be added to this list? Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know!
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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.
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.
Posted on 17 March '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 25 Comments.
And so SXSW Interactive comes to an end. And although I was not able to attend the festival this year, I was still able to shirt spot from the comfort of my leather chair here in lovely Honolulu, Hawaii. I hope to make it out to Austin one of these days for the SXSW festival, until then, enjoy these 14 shirts!
I surely hope that you enjoyed all of this SXSW shirt spotting because I sure did! What did you guys think of it? I obviously love tech and startup culture, should I start to infuse more of that into this blog? Let me know what you think! Now back to our regular programming….
*All photos belong to their respective owners.
Day 5 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
1. 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?Â Visit Alltop.
2. AÂ 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.Â Visit Outright.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
Posted on 16 March '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 3 Comments.
Just one more day until the Interactive portion of the SXSW festival is over. Until then, enjoy a day 4 recap of the best T-Shirt sightings at SXSW 2010! Note that Three Keyboard Cat Moon, Three Wolf Moon, One Hundred, and I Hate Cliches Like The Plague are available for sale (links below).
*All photos belong to their respective owners.
Day 4 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
1. Three Keyboard Cat Moon + I Can Has Cheezburger, photo by The Plan8 Podcast. Check out I Can Has Cheezburger founder, Eric Nakagawa, 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.
2. 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.
3. I Avoid Cliches Like The Plague, photo by David Alson.Â 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 IÂ Avoid Cliches Like The Plague from the Mental Floss Store. Visit TweetPR, Convince & Convert and Mental Floss.
4. I’m Ugly On The Inside Too, photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid. Self-esteem issues? Nah, just a cool shirt!Â Visit Laughing Squid.
5. Super Burger, photo by Kelly Davidson. Oh good god I want that burger. Forget the shirt. I WANT THAT BURGER!Â Visit Etched On Film and Etched On Film The Blog.
6. Shoot, Stream, Love and Ustream, photo by ustream. An amazing collection of Ustream shirts given away at the Ustream party. Why was I not there? Visit Ustream.
7. 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.
Posted on 15 March '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 1 Comment.
Day 2 of SXSW 2010 has come and gone and I’ve got a collection of 14 tees that I spotted (despite not being there) worn by 14 different geeks! Note, the T-Rex Drums tee worn by Gary Vaynerchuk, Cutters tee and the Vimeo T-Shirt are available for sale.
*All photos belong to their respective owners.
Day 2 SXSW T-Shirt Sightings:
1. 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.Â Visit Foodspotting and Hawaii Weblog.
2. 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.
3. 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.Â Visit Indie GoGo and Visual Lounge.
4. Dot Jenna, photo by NoNo Joel. dotJenna is a web personality and the President & CEO of The Marketing Shop.com, a new media company in Frisco, Texas.Â Visit Dot Jenna.
5. Android Walks Dog, photo by Emily C. Charlie O’Donnell, an EIR at First Round Capital,Â wearing a funky Android tee. Visit This Is Going To Be Big, Mouth of the Border and First Round Capitol.
6. 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!Â Buy T-Rex Drums from Amorphia Apparel. Visit Gary Vaynerchuk’s site and Marlooz.
7. 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.
Posted on 13 March '10 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 11 Comments.
Some of us spend more time interacting online than we do in real life. Oh come on, you know who you are! This tee from SnorgTees was made for the twittercentric, the tweet pro, the RT-maniac. Because true Twitter fans tweet in real life. And this shirt helps to make that happen. Buy from SnorgTees for $14.95 (regularly 18.95).
Posted on 14 December '09 by Coty, under T-Shirts. No Comments.
I spotted this tee over at ATshirtBlog.com and it was too awesome to pass up posting here. I thought I’d spread the love for this Pop + Shorty designed tee a bit further. Buy this for any web designer and I guarantee that it will make their day! I hardly ever make guarantee but this tee is guaranteed to impressed even the most grouchy designers.
You Are The CSS To My HTML is printed on an Athletic Grey American Apparel Tri-blend tee (this shirt is OMG soft) and is available for purchase now at the Pop + Shorty store for $25.
Posted on 8 October '09 by Coty, under T-Shirts. 2 Comments.