Get your MetaFilter sticker pack! October 30, 2017 7:57 AM   Subscribe

Wish you could put your favorite website on your favorite automobile? Need to apply an adhesive Ask MetaFilter label to your laptop? Just like buying stickers? Good news: We've got stickers for sale (as well as some remaining t-shirt stock) over on our TopatoCo page!

It has been a while since we've rolled out any new merchandise, but I talked earlier this year about wanting to get that process going again, and this is that some getting-going getting gone! And there was such a positive response to the sadly limited cache of old stickers that came to light that I figured why not start there.

So: sticker pack! This is a set of five stickers: one each in a rectangular 8.5"x2" shape for the blue, a plain theme variant, the green, and the grey, and then also a smaller blue 2"x2" "MF" favicon sticker.

Possible questions, answered:

- "But Josh, what if I want to just buy one sticker?"

I feel you! Selling individual stickers for cheaper is a possibility at some point. But this approach is logistically simpler for us and allows the whole manufacturing and fulfillment process to be handled by TopatoCo. So, sticker pack for now; consider it a chance to stock up!

- "Can we get some other rad stickers that I want?"

I sure hope so! Let's see how this goes and go from there, but I think stickers are great and foresee makin' some more.

- "Okay but when do we get new shirts?"

I want to make some more soon! The easiest thing (because it wouldn't require any new design work) would be to do a new run of logo shirts along the general lines of the ones we still have some stock of, so I may try to make that happen pretty soon. But I also like the idea of getting a new design out there and have a couple possibilities in progress. I'm gonna review some of the recent shirt/merch discussions we've had and see what else was being mulled last we all talked about this.

In the mean time, if you're thinkin' about a MeFi shirt, give what's currently in the store a glance.
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 7:57 AM (50 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

OH GOODY!
posted by barchan at 8:23 AM on October 30


Whee! I've recently come into many great stickers and I can't really think of where to stick 'em - waterbottles have been my standby but I've tired of that. What do other folks do with their stickers?
posted by mosst at 8:23 AM on October 30 [2 favorites]


I kind of like the idea of putting a Metatalk sticker on my car. Maybe people will be less likely to honk at me and instead show up here with a post like "Which one of you assholes drives a charcoal grey Subaru?"
posted by bondcliff at 8:27 AM on October 30 [24 favorites]


My sweetie bought me one of the 'Paying For It' shirts and it's great. It reaps lots of comments, all of them positive. A++ will wear again and again and again.
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:46 AM on October 30 [2 favorites]


Huzzah!!
posted by Fizz at 8:46 AM on October 30


What do other folks do with their stickers?

Cars, bicycles, laptops, hard suitcases, lunch boxes, binders (the kind that you keep papers in), fridges, guitar cases...
posted by Too-Ticky at 8:48 AM on October 30


hahahah mosst I hoard stickers in a giant pile waiting for the most perfect thing to put them on and then never use them.

So nowadays I buy 2, one for the hoard pile and the other to use. I slap them on my 'puters, vacuum cleaner (vacuums are so dull), the heating duct above all my outdoor gear, notebooks, the fridge, the car, my bike, storage totes, the washing machine (also boring), the inside of kitchen cabinets. . . But most of them go on the shower board (essentially a whiteboard) I nailed to the inside of the front closet door so I have a handy to-do list place and a spot for stickers so that I don't have to scrape the stickers off the door if I move. May not have outgrown the "stickers/patches make me happy!" phase but at least gotten smarter about it.

Speaking of, I ordered 2 packs and am unlikely use the Ask or the plain theme stickers, so if anyone wants just one of those really badly, MeMail me and I'll mail it to ya!
posted by barchan at 8:49 AM on October 30 [5 favorites]


Cars, bicycles, laptops,

I first read that as Cats. Hmmm.
posted by Melismata at 9:09 AM on October 30 [3 favorites]


Stickers go on the rooftop cargo box/ski carrier thing. At this point, mine is held together primarily by stickers. The sad thing is that as my family has grown, the box I have had for 20 years is too small now but the thought of starting over with a stickerless ski carrier requires more grieving that I can really take on emotionally right now.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:25 AM on October 30 [3 favorites]


the thought of starting over with a stickerless ski carrier requires more grieving that I can really take on emotionally right now.

The trick is getting the stickers first, so that you'll feel like buying something to put them on.
posted by Too-Ticky at 9:35 AM on October 30 [5 favorites]


Yay! Purchased, and reasonable shipping to Europe!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:50 AM on October 30


Cars, bicycles, laptops,

I first read that as Cats. Hmmm.


DO. NOT. PUT. STICKERS. ON. YOUR. CAT.

Instead: scan your cat and then put as many stickers on that scan.
posted by Fizz at 9:57 AM on October 30 [6 favorites]


Safety first.
posted by Fizz at 9:57 AM on October 30


Furst.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:58 AM on October 30 [4 favorites]


barchan: "hahahah mosst I hoard stickers in a giant pile waiting for the most perfect thing to put them on and then never use them."

Same. I have some stickers around here somewhere that were a promotional item for Liz Phair's 1998 album whitechocolatespaceegg.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:01 AM on October 30 [1 favorite]


You know, these same designs would also be good as magnets.
posted by Chrysostom at 10:03 AM on October 30 [10 favorites]


You know, these same designs would also be good as magnets.

yes please, this.
posted by deezil at 10:04 AM on October 30 [7 favorites]


Oh hell yes. That favicon sticker is the perfect size to counter balance my deathly hallows and lil bub stickers. Also my initials are MF.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 10:12 AM on October 30


fanfare boxer shorts plz
posted by bondcliff at 10:12 AM on October 30 [3 favorites]


After buying my shirt, I had to face the reality that it was now a weekend-only shirt, not because I'm not proud of being on Metafilter, but because--well, I work with one person who'd do fine here until he stuck his foot in his mouth re: making tone arguments to marginalized people, and a bunch of people who wouldn't fit in here on their best possible day. It has made me realize that if I'm spending a lot of time around people I don't want to wear that shirt around, I need to be doing something about who I'm spending all my time with.
posted by Sequence at 10:15 AM on October 30 [2 favorites]


Small people: I have one "vintage" MeFi shirt, Royal brand, don't know what actual size, women's-ish cut (shorter t-shirt sleeves but not babydoll), sort of a MeTa grey with "Everyone needs a hug" on the front and MetaFilter on the back. Someone wants it, post here in the thread and I'll put it in the mail.
posted by jessamyn (temp) at 10:23 AM on October 30 [2 favorites]


Yaaay! I really love the concept of internet community shibboleths and this is a great start. I would love enamel pins too. But as y'all said, lets see how this goes. Ordered stickers.
posted by softlord at 10:33 AM on October 30


As I am hesitant to permanently affix my stickers to anything, I generally put a piece of sticky magnet on the back and put it on my fridge.
posted by sacrifix at 1:04 PM on October 30 [2 favorites]


YAY!

Can anyone tell me what the neck and cut of the Women's Tees on Topatoco looks like? It doesn't seem to show alternative images on the site.
posted by DarlingBri at 1:19 PM on October 30


Topatoco prints on several different brands of shirt, but based on what these were printed on, here's what they look like on a t-shirt model: the MetaFilter Logo and Flag It And Move On should look like this, and the If You're Not Paying... should look like this. I'm trying to think if I happen to own any other shirts like these that I could post pictures of.
posted by Secretariat at 1:37 PM on October 30 [1 favorite]


Stickers!
Also mugs. Always mugs. Please to do the mugs. :D
posted by Glinn at 2:07 PM on October 30 [2 favorites]


I put my MeFi sticker on my work laptop! Also that Saturn picture sticker is from the awesome zamboni who sent me some Cassini stickers for my kids. (I stole one!)
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 2:19 PM on October 30 [5 favorites]


Thanks, Secretariat.
posted by DarlingBri at 2:39 PM on October 30


Jessamyn, I'd take the women's cut shirt as long as it's not teeny tiny!
posted by ikahime at 2:53 PM on October 30 [1 favorite]


I can't really think of where to stick 'em

Other people's backs.

Seriously, MF should have hoodies.
posted by Mr. Yuck at 3:51 PM on October 30 [1 favorite]


Seriously, MF should have hoodies.

Hoodies with zippers. Please add that to the wishlist.
posted by Fizz at 3:57 PM on October 30 [4 favorites]


I'd take the women's cut shirt as long as it's not teeny tiny!

MeMailed ya!
posted by jessamyn (temp) at 5:19 PM on October 30 [1 favorite]


Ladies MetaFilter shirt ordered. (I own a nice soft Flag It shirt too, but it's a men's and I'm not shaped like a man.)
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 5:30 PM on October 30


DarlingBri, here are a few pictures I took (today) of a shirt I purchased from Topatoco in 2013. I'm about 95% sure it's the same American Apparel cut that the Mefi logo and FIAMO shirt are printed on, but I can't find any place on the tag that actually states which American Apparel Women's shirt it is. I own 3 or 4 other Topatoco shirts that fit similarly. It's not as boxy as a men's T, but it's definitely not a scoop neck (the neck is actually a little higher than I like, which means it's probably a standard T-shirt neckline.) This is a size L. I'm about 5' 2", 115 lbs.

Looks like the Mefi shirts were probably printed back in 2012 (!), unless any of them got reprints? Some people commented about how they fit in this thread announcing them.
posted by Secretariat at 6:10 PM on October 30


I just bought the stickers. If anyone want to trade their favicon sticker for my Ask or MetaTalk, memail me.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:39 PM on October 30


Also mugs. Always mugs. Please to do the mugs. :D

MugTa
Note: Everyone needs a mug
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:27 PM on October 30 [4 favorites]


My favorite automobile is the van from the A-Team, do you think BA Baracus would mind if I put a Metafilter sticker on it?
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 5:51 AM on October 31 [1 favorite]


Also my initials are MF.

Dare I ask if anything is embossed on your wallet?
posted by Literaryhero at 7:31 AM on October 31 [4 favorites]


Safety first.
posted by Fizz


Speak for yourself.

(Yup, my car. I live on a dirt road, so that's as clean as it gets.)
posted by workerant at 10:30 AM on October 31 [1 favorite]


Eyebrows McGee, is that a Daveed Diggs as Jefferson sticker??? Please please please share where this wonderfulness can be purchased!
posted by booksherpa at 3:47 PM on October 31


I got it on RedBubble! I can't find the exact one, but there are similar ... ones ... available!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 9:17 PM on October 31 [1 favorite]


Seriously, MF should have hoodies.

I agree!
I actually have a MetaFilter hoodie.
It's Olive Green with Meta in Silver and Filter in Glow in the Dark, due to a conversation with Greenish at a meetup near Holborn many years ago.
In fact....here it is.
It's probably my most worn item of clothing over the last 5 years or so.

IT is of course wildly unofficial, so I probably had best buy a bunch of things from the official store to make up for the copyright infringement.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 2:56 AM on November 1 [1 favorite]


I, for one, will be glad when we move beyond BLACK t-shirts.
Black, pithy, nerdy t-shirts are anathema to me.

But I am all about the other colors. EMBRACE THE RAINBOW.
posted by Major Matt Mason Dixon at 8:57 AM on November 1 [1 favorite]


BOUGHT!
posted by RolandOfEld at 7:09 AM on November 2


I would also get a mug! And something with Fanfare on it! All the things!
posted by numaner at 2:04 PM on November 3


Same. I have some stickers around here somewhere that were a promotional item for Liz Phair's 1998 album whitechocolatespaceegg.

I have those too. Really pleased to learn I'm not alone.
posted by dizziest at 12:42 PM on November 4 [1 favorite]


Oh pleasepleaseplease do the mugs!
posted by Jubey at 4:13 PM on November 5 [1 favorite]


Vote for totes!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 5:14 PM on November 5


I'm waiting for my new t-shirt (it's enroute now) but would definitely buy a tote too. I like totes.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:25 PM on November 5


Ooooh, pretty. The stickers are smaller than I thought (Carmex for scale, we are out of bananas), but very good quality. My favicon is already on my laptop, but if anyone wants to trade their favicon for my Ask or MeTa, hit me up.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:20 PM on November 7


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