Month: October 2018

Pin Drop Friday- 10/26/2018

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.

 

Squid Vishuss

Witch Pin 2

Squid Vishuss creates lots of babely pin-up style illustrations inspired by mermaids and magic. This week, a red headed witch pin became available in her shop. Each pin is 2″ long and made from, hard enamel, and gold metal. Now available at the Squid Vishuss Etsy store for $15.

 

Courtney Blades

Buckeye Butterfly

Have you heard of the Buckeye Butterfly? Originally from Africa, these butterflies are colored brown, have green overtones and have large eye spots. This week, UK-based artist Courtney Blades brought an original illustration of the Buckeye Butterfly to life as an enamel pin. Each pin is made from aluminum, brass and stainless steel and measures 1.4 x 0.8 inches. It’s available for sale in the artist’s Etsy store  for approximately $9.93.

 

Girl Fawkes Pins

Aggressively Queer

Remember: You can be flamboyant and aggressively queer, an introvert and aggressively queer and everything in between. Express your pride with Girl Fawkes latest pin, now available in four color variants: Pink, Light Pink With Glitter, White and White With Glitter. Aggressively Queer is now available in the artist’s Etsy shop for $10.

 

Lilly Baik

Beewitched

Part witch. Part bat. All bee. This little buzzer has arrived just in time for Halloween. The pin is made from hard enamel, has a shiny gold finish and measures .75” long. Flip over the pin and you’ll see that it has a single post, a rubber clutchback and a Lilly Bee backstamp logo. It’s available for $10 at the Lilly Baik website.

 

Goose and Rabbit

I’m Extra

Yeah, yeah, yeah, we know. GUAC IS EXTRA. We’ll pay up, so shut up and load it up! This week, Ireland-based pin maker Goose and Rabbit launched a new pin for all of the ‘extra’ people out there. It’s approximately 1” in length. You can buy it for approximately $9.42 at the artist’s Etsy store.

 

IDKwhyDesigns

Happy Flower

If you take a long, hard look at a daisy, you can see it’s really just a jolly little smiley face with arms and legs. That’s the idea behind a new pin from Australian-based artist IDKwhydesigns. Made from enamel and black nickel, this design measures 25mm long. It’s single posted and comes with a corresponding rubber pink pin back. It’s available for approximately $10.98 through the artist’s Etsy store.

 

Poor Man Stew

Ghosts May Follow

There are spirits that haunt places–and then there are those that haunt people. This week, pin maker Poor Man Stew launched a design for those of us who are a little extra spooky. “Ghosts May Follow” is made from hard enamel and includes glitter in its design. It measures 1” x 1.5”, is dual posted and comes with two black rubber clutches. Orders come with a Poor Man Stew branded button and stickers. The new pin is now available at the artist’s website for $8. While you’re there, also check out the Halloween-themed Pumpkin Slime lapel pins, in glitter and glow in the dark variants, both available for $10 each.

Panels, Activations, Special Guests and Pins at L.A. Comic-Con This Weekend

Are you in Los Angeles? No plans this weekend? There’s loads of fun things to do at L.A. Comic-Con—including tons of pin vendors to peruse. 

L.A. Comic-Con

Los Angeles, California

Friday-Sunday

About: L.A.’s largest comic book, gaming, sci-fi, anime and pop culture convention.

When: Friday 1 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Sunday 9:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Details: Ticket prices vary. Day passes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are $25, $35 and $30 respectively. A Three-Day weekend pass is $75. Click here to buy tickets or learn about VIP ticket pricing. https://www.showclix.com/event/losangelescomiccon2018/tag/WS18HL

All ages are welcome, children are admitted for free.

Download the app Fan Guru, the official app for L.A. Comic Con, to view the programming schedule.

For more information, visit the LA Comic Con website. 

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Acaballz (Booth D38), BB-CRE.8 (Booth 1642), Bat In Your Belfry (Booth F3), BlackCraft Cult (Booth 531), Creepy Gals (Booth H29), FanFlaire (Booth G34), Geeky and Kinky Pins (Booth 507), Gimme Flair (Booth I18), Just Peachy (Booth 1830), Killer Acid (Booth Witchsy 20), Kit ‘N Rivet (Booth H4), Kreepsville666 (Booth 309), Laser Kitten/Betty & Veronica (Booth 1346), MILQ (Booth E18), Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum (Booth 109), My D Pins and Collectibles (Booth 2125), Nerd Pins (Booth 1454), Punch It Chewie Press (Booth 1044), Robin Eisenberg (Booth Witchsy 19), Rosehound Apparel (Booth Witchsy 4), Shark Robot LLC. (Booth 2041), SoCal Disney Pinporium (Booth 1747).

Pin Drop Friday- 10/19/2018

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.

 

Doodle Dose

iChat With Hodor

Fans of Game of Thrones have never seen Bran’s guardian, Hodor, write. But if he were to—and to take it one step further, he were to text you, he’d probably still just say “Hodor.” This week, the pin maker Doodle Dose debuted a futuristic look into the world of Westeros. Measuring .75” x .75”, this pin is made from hard enamel and has shiny silver polished plating. It’s available at the artist’s Etsy Store for $10.

 

Robotron Industries

I Am Tired of Earth

In the graphic novel “Watchmen,” Doctor Manhattan heads to Mars to build his Clockwork Palace and proclaims “I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.” It’s a feeling most of can relate to—at least at one time or another. Robotron’s latest pin brings this iconic moment to life. It’s made from hard enamel, measures 1.25” wide and is dual posted. Now available in the maker’s Etsy store for $10.

A Weekend of Pin-Related Events

Free this weekend? Check out these three pin-related happenings in three different cities. All featured events include at least one pin vendor.

Little Expo of Horrors

San Francisco, California

Saturday

About: Patches and Pins Expo presents a Halloween-themed event this weekend in San Francisco.

When: Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158

Details: Event is free for general admission, guests just need to order a ticket through Eventbrite. VIP access is $35 and All Access is $70. All ages are welcome. The first 200 attendees receive a free pin. Street food will be for sale on site.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Nostalgia Vault, Geeky and Kinky Pins, King Pins, Move In Silence, Little Shop of PinsBlank Slate Design, Midnight Dogs, Grandeur Division, PSA Press, Good Dope Supply Co., Nothing Pins, 77th Pinfantry, Nerd Pins, Storm Cloud Press, Alma Irene Art, Adorkable Pins, Mi Vida Boutique, Pin Lounge, The Pinskis, Evil Pin Club, Ever Good Merch, Flower Chainz Collective, Bakelike Press, Bolla Kills, Pugnacious Pins, Babe Pins, and King Pins.

ArtsGoggle

Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday

About: Artsgoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. The event is hosted in the Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth.

When: Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m.

Where: 1201 Alston Avenue (Magnolia Village) or at more than 25+ venues in South Main Village
Fort Worth , Texas 76104

Location #1 – Magnolia Avenue from 8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue

Location #2 – Indoor art shows, live music and performances at over 25 venues across South Main Village

The event takes place along the one-mile stretch of Magnolia Avenue.

(The festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Ave. to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks.)

Details: This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd of 50,000+ people. It includes 983 artists and 50 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside. Guests can ride the free ArtsGoggle trolley, which visits 40+ venues. Free parking at Broadway and Baptist Church.

More information is available at the Near Southside Inc. website. 

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Stephanie Son

The Great Punk-Pin Show

Mission Hills, California

Saturday

About: Mission Hills Fall Festival

When: 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where: Mission Hills Christian Church, 14941 Devonshire Street, Los Angeles, CA 91345

Details: There will be live punk music, local artists, and pin vendors from around southern California. There will be a screening of the Halloween animated classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There will be tacos for purchase and free popcorn for the movies. Costumes are encouraged. The first 50 attendees will receive a free pin.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Rattlehead Crafts, Pintallica, and Stumpted Art.

Godzilla is the star of Long Island artist’s designs, collection

Godzilla has been ruining lives since the 1950s.

Over the course of 32 movies, the furious, radiation-charged monster and his Kaiju pals (and arch-enemies) have violently stomped and smashed to bits not only Tokyo, but major metropolitan areas all over the globe.

The “King of Monsters,” as he’s sometimes called, is a world-famous pop culture icon—Godzilla even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His status might lead you to assume that finding Godzilla-themed enamel pins is a relatively easy task. But that’s not the case, says Bryan Berio, 40, a collector based out of Floral Park Long Island.

“Not that many people make Godzilla pins – or I’m just not looking in the right places,” Berio said. “I try to stay off the Bay (eBay) to look for them because I’ve seen some go for $80, and that’s just nuts for a pin.”

Pin Drop Friday- 10/12/2018

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.

 

BB-CRE.8

Star Wars/80s Movie Mash-Ups

Star Wars pin maker BB-CRE.8 adds new pins to their online store every Friday. This week, the brand takes us back to the 1980s—mashing up iconic movies with beloved characters from the SWU. Rambo plus Bobafett equals Ramboba-Fett. Conan The Barbarian meets Ben Swolo (AKA Kylo Ren) makes the ultra muscley Ben Swolo The Barbarian. C-3PO takes a job cleaning up the streets of Detroit and comes out chasing down creeps under the name C3P-Cop. And Beetlejuice merged with Darth Maul makes the obnoxious, devious demon Beetle-Maul.

The pins are each made from black nickel and hard enamel. Measurements vary between 1.5” and 2”. They’re all dual posted and come with corresponding rubber clutch-backs. Each pin is back-stamped with the artist’s brand logo. All four mash-up pins are available at the BB-CRE.8 website for $10 each.