UPDATE: WOW! We reached full funding in just 29hrs! Thanks for all the support.
Here's my stretch goals:
$6,000 - REACHED!
$12,000 - REACHED! Hacker Tee v2 now available to choose from!
$15,000 - REACHED!!! Two new shirt designs that you get to vote on! That's additional shirt designs for a total of 9 shirt designs to choose from!
*NOTE: I had to eliminate the $24,000 stretch goal that I had here with the three additional designs because Kickstarter prohibits projects from offering more than 10 items for a reward level (at that point they call it mass distribution, which they no likey). But I think 9 shirt designs and a Hoodie is a great start, don't you? Don't worry, I'll continue to add more designs once the Dev Tees store is launched, after the Kickstarter project is over. At this point, any further funds I raise will help make this venture profitable (rather than just breaking even) and also allow me to put more time and effort into the Dev Tees website, and making the shirts better. THANKS EVERYONE!!!
About the Project
Today clothes are more than just protection from the elements and a way to cover our private parts. The clothes we wear say things about us: what music we listen to, what sports teams we like, what profession we are in, and what we are passionate about. Especially t-shirts.
That's why I want to make the Dev Tees collection: because developers are just as passionate about what they do as anybody else I know.
It's not that I think there aren't already any cool t-shirt for developers - it's just that there aren't enough. I have several fun ideas for shirts that announce your developer status to the world in really fun ways.
I want to get started with these six designs. I have tons of other concepts, but these are the most polished, and worthy of getting on a shirt ASAP.
About the Shirts
The shirts will be printed on a very light weight t-shirt from Tultex tees, and printed by Jakprints in Cleveland, Ohio. Jakprints has done lots of other shirts for me before, and they do a great job.
I'm planning to do the heather shirts on Tultex 0241, which is a cotton/poly blend, and is super cozy. It's a really light-weight shirt, so it's great for summer time, or for under your bundled clothes in the winter. Get more info on the tee here.
I'm planning to do the solid colors on Tultex 0202, also a very soft, light weight shirt. Specs on this shirt line can be found here.
I've purchased a sample batch of over a dozen of these shirts in all the colors I'm planning to print on, and have been washing them and wearing them over and over to test the quality. I'm really happy with how they wear. They hold up really well compared to other generic tees I've printed on before, or bought.
The goal for these shirts is to make something that is comfy enough that you'll want to go to bed in it, and fashionable enough that you'll want to wear it to a party or out on a date. That's the way I am with all the other shirts I've made anyway!
Obviously, the main point of the rewards is to get the shirts in your hands! So while there are various reward levels, they are all basically just quantities of shirts. You can get one of each, you can mix and match, just pick the reward level that corresponds with the total number of shirts you want.
There's also stickers and buttons that will come with the shirts. In fact, starting at the 1 quantity shirt level you actually get ALL 6 STICKERS and ALL 6 BUTTONS. Pretty rad, huh?
Over and Above Goals
If the project goes over and above my goal by certain amounts, I'm going to look into adding some "extras" to make the shirts even more cool, like water based ink, sewn on labels on the sleeves, upgraded shirts, etc.
Dev Tees site: devte.es (after the Kickstarter project remaining products will be sold here)
Dev Tees twitter: @devte_es
My current shop (including Hacker Tees): jagshop.com
My twitter: @jglovier
My website: joelglovier.com
Other Tees Seen in the Video
If you are interested in some of the other shirts I've designed that were featured in the video, just follow the links below:
- Hacker Tee available at jagshop.com.
- Grace & Truth Tee available at jagshop.com
- Source Code Tee (appendTo) available at shop.appendTo.com
- Coding Club Tee (appendTo) available at shop.appendTo.com
- CURE tees available at store.cure.org
Special thanks to my friend Talain Rayne for filming and editing my epic Kickstarter video.
A huge special thanks to my employer, appendTo, for giving me an amazing day job and giving me the freedom to pursue fun projects like this in my spare time.
- Apparel images here are mockups. Actual products may vary from the mockups in color tone, graphic size/positioning, etc. Number of inks used in the graphic, available colors, and brand of the apparel are all things that may change by the time the shirts go into production.
- Shipping estimate is just that - an estimate. If I receive more orders than anticipated by an extreme margin, it may delay shipment of the rewards.
Risks and challenges
- Finalizing the print specifications, such as quantity to order, printing company to use or product to print on, etc.
- Fulfillment handling details (timeframe & logistics).
- (30 days)