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Geek T-Shirts: A Mission to Clothe People who Love APIs

-ba needed a new t-shirt design and created a contest on 99designs.

5 winners were selected from 126 designs submitted by 35 freelance designers.


Some of the designers who made it happen

Winner - killer_meowmeow
Great job - exactly what we needed. Well done!!
- Anonymous
Winner - LEO99
Had a great experience with 99 designs, and congrats to leo99! he was very helpful with my design and came up with a great look! exactly what i was looking for. Thanks to everyone that was involved.
- Bradnoakes

How -ba started their t-shirt journey

Company name


We are Apigee. We make free tools for developers building applications with APIs, or for companies that provide APIs, to make them better- for learning, analytics, protection, debugging and more. We have thousands of developers on our platform and we want to give them t-shirts as a small token of our love- T-Shirts made by APIGeeks, for APIgeeks.

Tell us a bit about who you are and the people you reach

These T-Shirts are for developers and geeks of all languages (Ruby, RoR, PHP, Java, ObjectiveC- we don't care. We love them all). APIGeeks are serious about their work, but they like to experiment and play with new things. They have a sense of humor but they like their designs clean. Jokes involving REST, SOAP and OAuth are always appreciated. They are innovators and cutting-edge, creative and playful.


The t-shirts will not be t-shirts you wear to the gym or to bed. They are AWESOME enough to wear on the street, to work and meetups. The image should be able to scale easily to all t-shirt sizes and work for all genders.

Color is up for debate but something darker- likely gray-scale- not white or black. Think slate, something neutral. Suggestions happily taken.

The main theme is "I <3 APIs". We'd like our logo on there too but not picky about where it goes- front or back, on the side, whatever. The logo should not be huge, but needs to be readable. "I <3 APIs" is the main message to get across.

Take a look at our website (, our "I <3 APIs" stickers (…i_stickers) for basic treatment philosophy and attached logo for color scheme basics and "Brand feel".

We are looking for something bold but not obnoxious- something clean and slick, not cluttered, but still playful.

Be creative!!!

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