Hipsters Ruin Everything: Printed Materials For Your Pleasure
May 7, 2009 10:59 PM   Subscribe

Hipsters Ruin Everything: Printed Materials For Your Pleasure
You yourself may have complained about hipsters ruining your favorite bar, band, beer, etc. We have been assiduously creating shirts and other things that may help you express your frustration in an elegant fashion.

A friend and I are starting a small silkscreening project/business/something. We wanted these shirts for ourselves, but since we're going to the trouble of making the screens and printing the shirts by hand, we figured we might as well print them for other people too. The premier shirt is, as the project title implies, shirts that proclaim - loudly! - that hipsters ruin everything. And who hasn't wanted to say that, on occasion?!

We're also slowly building up inventory for a variety of other shirts, including "I hate robots" shirts, shirts prominently featuring Scutigera coleoptrata, and eventually several other graphic shirts as well. So far we don't have all that much in the way of back inventory, so these other shirts are currently only visible on the Etsy store of my partner in crime, which you'll reach by following the "Purchase" link. (We don't want to run out of shirts; we'd feel bad!) Stickers based on our text designs are also something we've considered making, but we're really not sure if stickers are in much demand.

Really, if you have any feedback (advice about additional text styles or colors for the hipsters shirt, website usability, things you think we should do with our current designs, etc.) we'd love it; our (predominantly engineer) friends are sick of our questions by now, but we're still trying to figure out how to organize our ideas into something people can easily get and enjoy. We want to have everything as well-designed as possible before we start trying to actively sending it to people!
posted by ubersturm (8 comments total)

The site is ugly, but ugly in all the right ways for what you are trying to express and for the kind of person who would buy these shirts. (of course, what you are expressing makes me want to punch you in the face, but that is beyond the point :P) Maybe change the "meet our models" to "who are these people" or something of that nature. If I wasn't giving your site a going over I probably wouldn't have clicked on it. Good luck making the monies.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 2:05 PM on May 8, 2009

Oh, and make the header objects links to the home page like they are on every site ever. Just having a link on the sidebar is not enough.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 2:06 PM on May 8, 2009

Hey, no face punching, man, it's not like the shirts are meant to be serious! Thanks for the feedback; I'm something of a luddite (typing out the html in wordpad, none of this CSS stuff) and it turns out that making non-hideous, functional webpages is harder than I thought.
posted by ubersturm at 5:31 PM on May 8, 2009

Hay, hand typing a web page that looks slightly off to sell hand-pressed t-shirts makes a lot of sense, so don't sweat it. But yea, you know there is nothing more hipsters like more than hating on hipsters so yea, making a t-shirt that says "hipsters ruin everything" makes a weird cyclical thing where you prove and are and... Jesus, it just makes you so punishable!
posted by The Devil Tesla at 7:18 PM on May 8, 2009

How about one that says "please stop talking about zombies"?
posted by lunasol at 10:39 PM on May 9, 2009 [1 favorite]

We aim to cause the universe to collapse in some sort of oroborous-like armageddon of hip self-loathing and handmade ironic T shirts. It won't quite be the Mad Max apocalypse we've all dreamed of, but, hey, so few things are.
posted by ubersturm at 10:43 PM on May 9, 2009

Kinda cool, but I hope you realize that hipsters are going to be the ones who buy these.
posted by cmoj at 4:05 PM on May 10, 2009

Which i would realize you did if I knew how to read.
posted by cmoj at 4:06 PM on May 10, 2009

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