SAN FRANCISCO — Guy Glotson, a product designer of a San Fransisco based startup, opens up about his unusual pastime of collecting t-shirts of failed tech startups.
“It reminds us that everything is fragile and can end anytime.” says Guy, which other hobbies also includes hot sauna, base jumping and walking around the Tenderloin area after 10pm. “Remembering and reflecting that everything can end anytime. It gives you a refreshing perspective.”
In another morbid take, Guy also adds “Startup represents life - you started out energetically, you feel bad about how stupid you are, you ran out of money, and then you die.” -
When asked about where he finds the clothing of dead startups, Guy elaborates that he usually goes to local thrift shop, or befriending FAANG employees by asking what did they do before joining big tech. “I used to get some from a website called Extinct Startup Tees. Unfortunately the site is also dead now.”
In the near future, Guy is planning to expand his collections to other merchandises. “Socks are big right now. It's also the closest clothing item to the earth before shoes. I think it's beautiful.”