Anaheim-based design competition opens to the public tomorrow morning
At a convention once reserved exclusively for collectible vinyl toys, enamel pin makers have come to have a notable presence at DesignerCon.
At this year’s 13th running of the annual event, which kicks off tomorrow in Anaheim, attendees will even be able to shop an expansive “pin makers only” area, space #3028 on the floor, made up of 33 different pin makers.
The first ever DCON Enamel Market includes: Spooksieboo, Fanflaire, HeyMama, Jackii The Creative, Toxic Toast, Yada Yada Yada Co., Third World, Coolectric Creations, Flavor Brand, Maintaining Mediocrity, Lantern Pins, 1980Who, Pinsnstuff, Hamimo Small Things, The Notorious Pin, Geeky and Kinky, Special Ed Toys, Stephies Doodles, Pin Plugged, 77th Pinfantry, Steez McGee, Ela Mella, Shittty Stufff, Fkn Rad, Bummer Days, The Pindys, Leen Customs, KZ_Collected, Bioworkz, El Kapintan, Abnormal Clothing and Punch It Chewie Press.
The area has been curated by Enamel Market, a brand that began organizing a parking lot-based pin, patch and toy show in Glendale in August. Enamel Market’s 32-year-old organizer from Covina, California, said he began organizing the events on his own after disappointment in the lack of pin-focused events in Southern California.