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Remember that one?
And how about this one?
Unfortunately due to the overwhelming popularity of emojis, these kind of expressions have fallen out of fashion, but there are still those who remember them fondly and that’s for who CodeGear is for.
A T-shirt line with a sense of humour that will surely become a favourite among techies.
We hope you enjoy our newest #TshirtTuesday!
Interviewing Charlie, founder of CodeGear
Tell us about you, what’s your name? Where are you from? What do you do?
My name’s Charlie and I’m a web developer in Austin, TX.
What about your brand? What’s its name? What makes it unique?
CodeGear is an unabashedly technical clothing line designed to feature the type of emoji and programming in-jokes that are, admittedly, an acquired taste. It tries to recreate some of the anarchic fun of the chat and forum cultures that formed the identity of the early internet and that still persist in places today, all in a minimalistic, graphic, text-only style.
If it were a person, what would he/she be like?
C.G. would be the affable IT guy down the street who lived a double life as a hacktivist cracking diplomatic cables for Wikileaks. He would enjoy network comedies and Proust in equal measure, each with a cold beer. He would also be your best friend.
Simplicity is key, describe your brand in three words:
Fuck. Your. Startup.
For how long have you been selling T-shirts? Any remarkable story you learnt on the way? Any advice for beginners?
I’ve sold the designs independently in- person but just opened the online store. I think I’m still feeling my way through it myself.
Key question, why should people be interested in your brand?
It’s a lot of fun visual web culture, distilled into T-shirt form.
Are you on Social Media? Where can we find you?
Tweet me @CodeGearShop
Brilliant! Nice talking to you! Before you go, let’s shoot some quick questions!
- Dogs or cats: Both
- Apple or PC: Apple
- Football or basketball: Football
- Coffee or tea: Coffee
- Beach or forest: Forest
- A colour: Rust.
- A place: Berlin
- A quote: “Man’s capacity for stupidity borders on the infinite“.
CodeGear – Featured Garments
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