The Baydin T-Shirt: Searching for Inspiration

Posted By on Aug 22, 2011

We decided it was time to put together a shirt for the team here at Baydin and a few of our special Boomerang users.  I started the project as I usually do, with a Google search to get the juices flowing.  I was lucky to stumble across an awesome blog post written by Adam Nash from LinkedIn written all about the value of a great company t-shirt for tech startups that was particularly inspiring.  Just check out the introduction:

The best analogy I can think of is to put yourself back in time, to when you were between 8 – 12 years old.  Now, think carefully about the things that 8 – 12 year old boys like (at least, the geeky ones).  Video games.  Caffeine.  Scooters.  Toys.  Computers. Bean bag chairs.  Junk food.  This should help orient you, and brings you to the right frame of mind about t-shirts.

T-shirts are a part of that culture.  In part, t-shirts represent the ultimate middle finger to those unnamed sources of authority who wanted software engineers to dress like “Thomas Anderson” in the Matrix.  Software engineers want to be Neo, not John Anderson.

Check out some of these awesome Android shirts that I found:


You can find some of them in the Google Store if you’re interested.  But as Adam Nash would put it, some of them are more for tribal cohesion—so good luck finding them anywhere!

We took these inspirations and brainstormed up a few concepts for our own Baydin tshirts.  We’re hoping to get some printed in the next week—so Baydin’s first company t-shirt is on the way!  If you’re interested in getting ahold of one, check back soon to find out how.

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