Spoonflower’s Geeks

Last year Spoonflower had a contest titled Fabric 8, in which they selected 8 contestants to design a line of linked fabrics.  I loved following that group and reading about their choices.  This year’s theme is Geek Chic, and while the semifinal voting closed May 9th, I felt like an expert, since I am married to a very nice geek.  Most people think geeks are nerdy, but they are not the same thing.  And while Nerdy always includes tape-on-glasses and stacks of books with out-of-fashion clothing, Geek does not necessarily include those symbols.  And I was especially please to see some inclusion of science geeks strewn in among the computer geeks!

Here’s what I voted for:

Geek Chick 1

Geek Chic 2

But this one made me laugh out loud, but only after I looked at the title of the design: Old School.

Old School

It’s this artist’s illustration of “off” and “on,” in other words the string of 1s and 0s that run our computers today.  It’s the virtual hamsters on their wheels running like crazy in the background behind our graphics and colors and text and quilts and blog posts.

I’m really lucky to have two geeks in my life: my husband, a science guy, and my son Peter, who writes code for a living and is getting his grad degree in computer science.  If this one goes to the printing phase, I may have to get some to make him a cover for his recent tablet purchase (hint: NOT an Apple).  I hope he gets the joke!

4 thoughts on “Spoonflower’s Geeks

  1. We have more in common than I realised! My son Ben has a master’s degree in computer programming! There is some great fabric there…

  2. These are GREAT choices. I would buy each of them. It is so hard to find things that you can use for a young / grown man that doesn’t scream “feminine”. I have a science teacher for a daughter and could see making a tote for her from some of the fabrics!! Let us know if it does get made into fabric!

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