Hypercritical T-Shirts

Hypercritical t-shirts, clockwise from the top-left: Silver, Gold, Black, and Navy.

Update - May 14, 2013: I regret to report that the Hypercritical t-shirt has been canceled due to the unauthorized use of an icon from a past version of the Macintosh operating system. All purchases will be refunded in full. This situation is entirely my fault. I'm sorry for disappointing everyone. Thanks to all of you for your support.

(My original post about t-shirts appears below, for historical purposes.)

I’ve wanted to create a Hypercritical t-shirt for a while now. When I saw that my friend and podcast co-host Marco Arment had created a t-shirt for Marco.org using a new Kickstarter-like website called Teespring, I was intrigued. When I looked at the shipping dates for Marco’s shirt, I realized that it was now or never if I wanted to get Hypercritical shirts into people’s hands in time for WWDC.

The Teespring website made it incredibly easy to get a shirt up for sale. In hindsight, doing this in the middle of the night on a Friday was perhaps not the best idea, but that’s what I did. In less than 30 minutes, I’d created the artwork, uploaded it, and started the sale. The rest of the weekend was a bit of a blur. I worked with the Teespring staff (and people on Twitter) to improve the artwork I’d created in haste, and to make more colors and styles available.

Teespring is a relatively young company, and the user-facing interface on the site doesn’t yet support adding multiple colors and styles. The Teespring staff made all these changes for me behind the scenes—on a weekend. The site’s limitations still necessitated the creation of two separate t-shirt “campaigns” for the two different ink colors used on the dark and light shirts.

If you follow @hypercritical or @siracusa on Twitter and were online this weekend, this is all probably old news to you. My dual t-shirt sales have already far surpassed their goals, thanks to the amazing response of my Twitter followers.

If you’d like to support my writing on this site, the t-shirt sale will continue until May 14th. According to Teespring's shipping estimates, all orders should arrive by June 4th at the latest, including international orders. Here are the two links for the dark and light t-shirt sales:

My sincere thanks to everyone who has already purchased a shirt, and to all the people who continue to read this site.