Speak Geek Tees - Who, Why, What?
November 7, 2017 / By John
Who is Speak Geek Tees?
Hey, look at that picture! See the guy between the two famous actors? Well that's me. My name is John DiMaggio and I started Speak Geek Tees. I'm a proud geek since birth. I grew up in the 70s and 80s on shows and movies like Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Blake's 7, Battlestar Galactica, The Incredible Hulk, and The Six Million Dollar Man. I'm lucky enough to have a day job where I can dress how I like, and what I like is geek t-shirts.
Why Speak Geek Tees?
I started making t-shirts because there were shirts that I wanted that didn't exist. Not one to let the lack of existence get in my way, I decided to create what I couldn't buy. Once I had made a few shirts, I caught the bug and I couldn't stop. My day job is mostly technical, but I've always really enjoyed painting, drawing and sculpting. For the past several years, I've been channelling my creative energy (and inherent geekiness) into making custom 5" Doctor Who figures (more on that in a future post). Unlike custom figures, which are one-offs, I realized I could share my designs with geeks worldwide.
What is Speak Geek Tees?
A window into my sometimes twisted, geek brain. Simply put, these are designs I want and wear myself. They may be really obscure, silly or dark. I have a long list of designs to work on, I'm hoping to add more regularly. I hope you like them, and if you don't, that's OK too.