Month: August 2018

Pin Drop Friday- 8/31/2018

This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new enamel pin releases from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.

Strangeways/David Ayllon

Official Clueless Pins

We’re totally buggin’. This week, officially licensed “Clueless” pins landed in the Strangeways shop. All pins are designed by artist David Ayllon.

The retro cellphone and beeper two pin set is made from soft, glittery enamel and comes with rubber pinback closures. Each pin measures 1.25” long. Give one to your best friend, or keep them both for yourself. Now available for $13.99.

If you could use some sort of herbal refreshment, grab up Tai’s pot leaf teapot pin. It’s made from soft enamel, comes with a rubber closure and measures 1.5” long. It’s available for $9.99.

Your man Christian is a cake boy! Are you one too? If you’re a disco-dancin’, Oscar Wilde readin’, Streisand ticket holdin’ friend of Dorothy then this pin is for you. It measures 1.5” long, is made from soft enamel, comes with a rubber closure. Also available at the Strangeways online store for $9.99.

A Weekend of Pin Events

It’s Labor Day weekend– the last long weekend of the summer! If heading to the pool, camping or having a cookout just isn’t in the cards for you this weekend, why not go for something a little more non-traditional? There are loads of pin-related events for you to check out.

Friday

Madewell Pop-Up

Austin, Texas

About: Last month, the denim-focused clothing retailer Madewell opened the Madewell Commons in Austin—an event space for local culture happenings like workshops, live music and markets featuring local artisans. Friday a number of brands will be hosting a pop-up at the location.

When: Friday, 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Where: Madewell Commons: Austin, 1329 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704

Enamel Pin Artists Will Include: Luella

Public invited to come ‘Grill ‘Em’ and ‘Pin ‘Em All’

Pop-up at So-Cal-based Alhambra restaurant will feature enamel pins, beer, burgers and pizza fries

You don’t have to collect or make pins to understand their appeal.
That’s the case for Niki Grasso, who is bringing Pin ‘Em All, a pin pop-up, to the metal music-themed club house Grill ‘Em All in Alhambra tomorrow night.

“…I am not into the whole pin thing,” said Grasso, executive chef and operator of Grill ‘Em All. “My daughter and my partner are and some of my friends are, so that was kind of how it came about.”

Grasso is good friends with Kevin Knight of Geeky and Kinky Pins. The two were hanging out and having a beer when Grasso mentioned that she hosts events on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the burger and beer restaurant. It didn’t take long for Knight to convince his friend to bring pins to Grill ‘Em all—and soon four other local pin artists were on board to vend the event: Bummer Days, Coolectric, Jesse JFR and Otherworld.

The first Pin ‘Em All event will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday (8/30) in the outdoor space at Grill ‘Em All, 19 East Main Street in Alhambra.
Attendees can find ample parking in the Edwards Movie Theater lot next door.
There will be beer and Food specials throughout the night, including Rose City Pizza Fries and Hot Wings, which are typically only served at the restaurant Friday through Sunday.

“We’re a spot for humanity. I don’t know how else to say it other than we want every single person to come and enjoy food here,” Grasso said. “We are a metal-based burger joint, but that doesn’t mean that your grandma, your kids, your aunt, your uncle, your sister, your brother, your mom, your cousin, your little cousin, your old cousin, can come and enjoy the food and environment.”

Pin and Pint Tournament merges Smash Bros. players and pin enthusiasts

Inland Empire-based video gaming event to feature pin artist BB-CRE.8

Like many great (and terrible) ideas—the concept for Pixel Bar and Eatery’s Arcade Wednesdays came to Geo Garcia while he was drunk.

Shortly after the bar opened, the event’s organizer and DJ approached the owners, wondering why there weren’t video games at a bar called Pixels.
The owner was intrigued by the idea but didn’t know how to incorporate gaming into the bar.

“I said, without really knowing much— ‘well, I could probably figure it out if you give me the chance.’ And he said, ‘if you figure it out, we can make something happen.’”

Garcia loaded up a few consoles with games and presented his idea to the owners for what he thought would be an entertaining evening at the bar: video game tournaments and live DJ sets.

That was four years ago—and every Wednesday since, except for holidays or occasions when the bar is closed, Arcade Wednesdays has been a mainstay at Pixel Bar and Eatery, 3535 University Ave. in Riverside, California.

Share Your Flair With Us!

 

At For The Share of Flair we spend a lot of time talking about pin artists. But did you know that we’re also obsessed with your collections?

Pins and patches are a popular way to express yourself, whether you design them yourself or cover your backpack and jean jacket with the original designs.

Our unique pieces of flair can tell powerful stories. They can be beautiful, make us laugh, remind us of our favorite things, or challenge the way we look at the world.

What does your collection say about who you are?

We’re inviting followers on Instagram to share photos of your backpacks, jackets, banners, pennant flags–wherever you show off your flair– and your story using the hashtag #shareofflair.

We might even feature you!

Original illustration is by Maria Filar.

A Weekend of Pin Events

No plans this weekend? Netflix and chill is great and all, but sometimes you just gotta get out there and do something fun. Thankfully, there are loads of pin-related events for you to check out tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.

TONIGHT

Los Angeles, California

Street Fighter II Arcade Tournament

About: Hadouken! Iron Triangle Brewing Co. in Downtown L.A. is hosting its first-ever Street Fighter II Tournament.

When: Sign-up is located at the bar between 6-30 pm. and 7:30 p.m. The action kicks off at 8 p.m. sharp.

Where: Iron Triangle Brewing Co., 1581 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Tournament Details: The tournament will be screened live on a projector screen for the whole bar to see.  It costs $10 to enter the tournament and it comes with a free beer. Must be 21+ to play. Due to popular demand, Iron Triangle Brewing Co. is limiting the competition to the first 32 participants, so sign up promptly!

The tournament will be run on a randomized bracket with single elimination. First place wins a trophy, an Iron Triangle T-Shirt and hat and second/third place received a choice of tee or hat. There will be food by Poutine Brothers.

Enamel Pin Artists Will Include: Vicious Kill and Pin Plugged.

Pin Drop Friday: August 24, 2018

This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new releases of enamel pins from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.

GutterShakes
Return to Woodsboro Collection

What’s your favorite scary movie? If it’s Scream—and you collect horror pins—you may need the latest set of releases by GutterShakes. The Return to Woodsboro Collection features four key characters from the iconic slasher film: The Psycho Killer, Casey Becker, Gale Weathers and Sidney Prescott. All the pins come in two color variants: Original VHS blue and Stab Glow in the Dark Green. The Psycho Killer and Casey Becker pins come in a third variant, special edition Queer Horror colorway Glitter Ghoul pink.

Each pin is 2” long, made from black nickel-plated hard enamel, has dual pinbacks (and rubber clutches) and is backstamped with GutterShakes branding. Shoppers who opt to buy the entire set can use the code WOODSBORO at checkout for $5 off their purchase. Each pin individually costs $10 at the GutterShakes website.

Katie Hof of Faux Fox Studio is also a collector drawn to ‘every pin in existence’

“It’s really easy to buy from a lot of sources and not realize how much you spend on pins. You’ll buy five pins and you’ll realize, well I spent $50—that’s fine, I’m supporting an artist. It’s really easy to just spend all of your money on pins. It’s not difficult when they’re so tiny and you can put so many in a small space. That’s part of it—that’s a small part of it. Part of it would be, like I said, that they’re little pieces of artwork. By buying it, you’re supporting an artist that you like. And that concept, the whole community, really, is what makes it desirable to buy pins. I’ve met so many people from the community and have bought pins just to support artists personally—their dreams, their ambitions, their small businesses.”