A few months ago I made a custom emoji for use in two of our products: Basecamp, the best project management app; and Campfire, IMHO the best real-time team chat.


Why Neckbeard? At first it was a joke—picking up on that Internet meme. But now he’s quickly become one of our most beloved emojis in Campfire. He’s also the unofficial mascot for our neckbeardiest co-worker’s pet projects. Neckbeard also made his way into GitHub and Turntable.fm (thanks guys—shout out to Emoji Cheat Sheet too).

I like Neckbeard so much, and I don’t want him to be limited. I want you and your friends to use Neckbeard in ways that we can’t. I want you to modify him and improve him as you see fit.

Here’s the downloadable vector illustration. The Creative Commons license is below. Thanks for downloading Neckbeard. I hope you have fun with him as much as we do!

neckbeard.eps.zip (636 KB)

License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported. You are free to Share—to copy, distribute and transmit the work, to Remix—to adapt the work, and to make commercial use of the work. Please attribute this Neckbeard depiction to 37signals.