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About C+D

GREETINGS...WE’RE CRYPTIC AND DROLL

 There is no subject area too small that it doesn’t deserve it’s own t-shirt! Let us all celebrate (and wear) unpopular culture in its many forms.

 OUR NICHE

 After reading Blue Ocean (or perhaps a review of the book) we decided that to avoid yucky competition, we needed to identify a market niche that WE CAN OWN. A magic quadrant with Popular as one vector, and Profitable as the other vector identifies a unique opportunity to occupy the market space that is neither!

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WE’RE MAGPIES, NOT CURATORS

We, and hopefully you, are fascinated but the amazing past, present and future output of our planet. Our scientists, our authors, musicians and crustaceans have produced an amazing body of work. Unpopular culture just doesn’t get enough (sub)primetime…until now.

BUT DOES IT MAKE A GOOD T-SHIRT?

 When you proudly wear a Cryptic and Droll product we hope the response from your friends and colleagues will be “...huh?” There’s a story to be told, but you don’t have to make it obvious. We do however want to make it a respectable design.

RANK: AMATEUR

Both Cryptic and Droll have almost zero experience in commerce...hence the Shopify platform. Thank gods for continuous learning. We bring an experience mashup that includes advertising agencies, brain injuries and eclectic world/life journeys…but not actually products or websites. Please bear with…we love this and will improve.

POLITICS ARE INEVITABLE

 Yes, some of our ideas are of a political nature. Our species’ survival depends on political participation. Left and Right seems to be less significant than progressive vs. regressive. An artist friend started a movement many years ago called “The Committee for Sensible Action on All Fronts”…still waiting.

GOOD ARTISTS BORROW, GREAT ARTISTS STEAL...FAIR ARTISTS ATTRIBUTE

Our goal is to do most of our own artwork, to work with public domain content and acknowledge original creators.  We will happily cease and probably even desist before you sue. There are millions of other ideas out there.

SHARE YOUR OBSCURE IDEAS

Our editorial board (yeh right) welcomes new ideas for t-shirts that almost no-one will understand. If your idea is published you will get instant infamy (not to be confused with fame) and a free t-shirt.