A lifestyle t-shirt company inspired by New York. The t-shirts are designed by AI, learning from a training set of 1million+ open source images. Featuring classic characters from NYC living like “dollar slice”, “lil doggo”, “subway rat” and “pigeon pal”.
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Sarah McBride
Maker
Comms @ Zenly
Hey everyone, my name is Sarah McBride and I am one of the makers behind Cross & Freckle. Alongside Tyler and Paul, I've been super fortunate to be immersed in the growing “synthetic media” scene here in NYC and as a team we wanted to dabble in some AI-generated media for ourselves. And, as Nick said, if software is eating the world, we may as well make cute t-shirts out of it! The doodles on the t-shirts are generated by AI, but are very much real t-shirts for real humans. They come in all colors from white to black. That is, they come in white and black. From the obsession over little puppers, to 1AM dollar slices, to morning commutes alongside subway rats and to making friends with pigeons, the Cross & Freckle t-shirt range represents life as we know it in NYC, with a little help from AI. On the science side, Paul, our esteemed engineer, trained a variational autoencoder (machine learning model) on Google Creative Lab's Quick, Draw! Dataset. He chose to use the model architecture from the Sketch RNN paper, and trained the model on NYC themed drawings. The output? Fun and fresh lifestyle t-shirts, that are sure to be a conversation-starter. Please do check out the t-shirts and read more into the science behind them over on our website. Please also feel free to ask questions and leave comments below. Thanks!! (this is my first-ever project launch on PH and I'm so excited/nervous) 🍕🐕🐀🐦
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Yasser AnsariCo-founder Polymer Search
@sararahmcb does this comment even exist? In all seriousness, congrats to you and the crew! I'm trying to decide between dollar slice and lil doggo...
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Sarah McBride
Maker
Comms @ Zenly
@urbanorganism dammit, I totally should have generated the maker note too! Thanks for supporting us, Yasser. Can't wait to see you in your AI tee!
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Nick Abouzeid
Hunter
Marketing @ MainStreet
Software is eating the world... and the shirt on your back. Congrats to Sarah & team for launching. 👕
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Sarah McBride
Maker
Comms @ Zenly
@nickabouzeid thanks for the support Nick! Can't wait to see you rockin' dollar slice 🍕
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Alexandre Mouriec
Full Stack Developer
Congrats on launching @sararahmcb @tylerjbecker and @pblankley 👏 I love the idea of using AI to create tshirt designs! Also I like how minimalists they are, so really easy to wear
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Sarah McBride
Maker
Comms @ Zenly
@tylerjbecker @pblankley @mrcalexandre thank you! the training set has already been put to use in a bunch of different ways, so we figured we'd find a cool way to use it to create something we could wear. (plus i love pizza)
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Aaron O'Leary
Community @producthunt. Chef.
@sararahmcb and team, amazing stuff, the dollar pizza one speaks to me on another level 🍕
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Sarah McBride
Maker
Comms @ Zenly
@aaronoleary the key is to eat a dollar slice while wearing dollar slice. Legend has it an additional dollar slice appears out of nowhere.
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These are great t shirts! And if you’re gonna wear it, it needs to be 💥 ! great work - rumor has it they are super soft too. Snuggle up with lil doggo.
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Sarah McBride
Maker
Comms @ Zenly
@danikadanika can confirm they are SUPER
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This is just plain silly. And I love it so much <3
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Sarah McBride
Maker
Comms @ Zenly
@andrewdixonso lil doggo says thank you (i say thank you, too)
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I love the idea of using AI to create physical products like t-shirts. Congrats @sararahmcb and team on the launch!! 🚀
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Holy shit, I didn't even notice that. That's amazing. That's actually a great idea. I love this. " I don't want to be a part of your life. " - Louis Vuitton
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Love the idea.
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This is so awesome. like it
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