I happened to notice while on the Super User site that one user's picture shows him wearing a shirt with the Super User logo on it. Interested, I wanted to find out where he got it from. Looking through old questions on Meta, I found out that there used to be a shop.stackexchange.com site that sold Stack Exchange gear. Unfortunately, they no longer sell any merchandise.

Is there any site where I can purchase a Stack Exchange site shirt/hat/etc.? If not, could I create a shirt/hat/etc. myself with one of the sites' logos on it? If so, where can I locate the logos in their largest size?

  • I did notice that it can be won. I am willing to pay for it though. Also, the shirt I saw the user wearing had the text 'Super User' along with the logo, which I like better.
    – Linger
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:12
  • Honestly, I'm not sure where you're going with this. You start of by saying that you know the store is closed, but then you ask if there's a store. I guess what you're really asking for is an Ebay listing? I suppose I could put mine up for sale... but I'd demand a ridiculously high price.
    – Pops
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:14
  • The store closed. But that is not to say that another store hasn't been created to sell Stack Exchange merchandise? Also, if I were to put it on a shirt myself, I am not using the logo in conjunction with anything else. It would simply be on a shirt/hat/etc by itself. I wouldn't be misrepresenting it. Actually I would be kind of advertising for them. Anybody seeing the shirt may check it out online and find out what it truly is. Again, I wouldn't be misrepresenting the brand or gaining money from it or etc. Is this ok?
    – Linger
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:20
  • Oh, I wouldn't want your shirt, it is used. I would want a new one. :)
    – Linger
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:22
  • You're just assuming it's used. I've never put it on, or even washed it. It's for display only.
    – Pops
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:25
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    – juergen d
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:31
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    From @juergend's link I guess that "Do not use the names or logos owned by Stack Exchange Inc. on any apparel or merchandise without our permission." covers it...
    – Bart
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:38
  • They also sometimes spam your mailbox with this stuff for free when you have too much reputation on the particular site.
    – user138231
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:39
  • @Bart, I would say so, that is why I upvoted his comment.
    – Linger
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:39
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    @Bart d'oh, that's clear. In my defense, how was I to know that the answer would be found in a document entitled "Guidelines for the Use of the Stack Exchange Trademarks"?
    – Pops
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:41
  • @PopularDemand Don't worry about it. It's just the kind of "thinking outside the box" that I do from time to time. (On a fun note: you can get away with a significant amount of logo infringement apparently. Though I would not recommend it ;) )
    – Bart
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:42
  • @Bart hm... it took me a while to see what you were referring to. I saw that as the outline of a plate that the text was sitting on, not the Nike logo. I guess that means it's different enough?
    – Pops
    Nov 30 '12 at 19:52
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    possible duplicate of Hi-Res Stackoverflow resources Nov 30 '12 at 19:53
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    Super User site that one user's picture shows him wearing a shirt with the Super User logo on it oh, hello ;D Dec 1 '12 at 8:43

Just to summarize stuff from the comments for the sake of an official answer...

There is no place right now where you can buy Stack Exchange merchandise. Running a swag store proved to be too complicated, so we had to close it down.

We still offer swag to the top users on a site when a site graduates, provide it for various contests and events, and occasionally send it out as gifts, so your best bet for getting some is to be active on your favourite SE sites.

Far as making your own swag goes, our trademark guidelines cover the use of our logos for that purpose:

Do not use the names or logos owned by Stack Exchange Inc. on any apparel or merchandise without our permission.

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    What defines a top user? Are top users those who have over 10K when a site graduates? Aug 13 '13 at 22:59
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    @JohnBensin Usually it's the top two pages of users some time after the site graduates. We don't start thinking about designing the swag until the top two pages are all users with at least 1000 reputation. The idea behind this "top user swag package" is to reward folks to contribute a lot to the early stages of the site, before it was a sure thing. We'd love to reward more people more regularly, but unfortunately we can't keep offering it because it gets too hard to manage.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 13 '13 at 23:02
  • @JohnBensin We still offer site-specific swag for contests, conferences, conventions, etc. as much as we can.
    – Adam Lear StaffMod
    Aug 13 '13 at 23:03
  • Thanks for the quick update. I'm certainly not pushing for more or less rewards. The site I'm most active on is set to graduate soon, so when someone mentioned it, my curiosity was piqued. Aug 13 '13 at 23:07
  • I understand why Stack Exchange would want to protect their logo/image. However, the policy of not providing merch AND not giving us an option to use the logo under any provision (other than jumping through hoops by contacting someone at Stack Exchange) means that we cannot promote you or show any pride in our involvement. Even Microsoft allows their logo to be used as long as it follows their guidelines (and this is published). JMHO
    – rfportilla
    Sep 1 '15 at 15:27

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