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.
Thirsty Monsters- Werewolf, Frankenstein and Creature from the Black Lagoon
Aahooooohhh! Warren Zevon’s classic rock song “Werewolves of London” taught us all that it’s a fact that werewolves love drinking Pina Coladas at Trader Vic’s. But they’re not the only ones.
Artist Pete Klockau imagines that lurking just below the foggy surface of our known reality, there’s a Tiki Bar called The Black Lagoon Room where sociable Universal Classic Monsters like to sip on rum-based, tropical cocktails. This week, The Black Lagoon Room brand released three new pins that feature thirsty creatures and their drinks of choice. There’s the aforementioned Pina Colada Wolfie, Whiskey Frank and Thirsty Creature. The full-color designs are each made from enamel and feature dual pin posts. Each pin measures approximately 1” long and 2” wide. They’re sold separately for $8 each in The Black Lagoon Room Etsy Store.
Do you love K-Pop? Did you fall head over heels for RM’s “Mono” Mixtape when it came out this past October? Still playing it on repeat? The artists at Sun and Moon Pins love every track on the album, but “Forever Rain” is their favorite. Their latest release measures 1.85” long and is made from silver and hard enamel. It’s now available for sale in the Sun and Moon Pins Etsy Store— Standard Grade pins are $12.50 and B-Grade are available for $11.50.
In The Wizarding World, Nifflers are funny little burrowing creatures that have black fur and long snouts. They’re attracted to shiny things, which makes them especially helpful at locating treasure. Funnily enough, a Niffler wouldn’t be able to resist grabbing up Melankolique’s latest pin, a design that depicts the fantastic beast.
The design features an original illustration lined with a polished gold finish and a dangling 1 cm. gemstone, which comes in three variants: red, green and gray. From top to bottom, the pin measures 3 cm. long. Niffler is now available through the UK-based artist’s Etsy shop and costs approximately $13.18.
Get lost! Take a hike! If you could use a break from civilization, why not go camping? This week, pin-maker Cunning Linguist Co. released two new camping-inspired designs that capture the would be wearer’s desire to escape the hustle and bustle of society by retreating into nature from time to time.
“Get Away” features a sunset campsite on a lake and “Fine On My Own” depicts a tent pitched alongside a clear blue stream, under the stars. Both pins are made from hard enamel and silver metal and have a diameter that measures 1.75”. Flip them over and you’ll see the Cunning Linguist Co. logo stamped onto the back.
New this week from pin-maker Midnight Dogs, it’s the little dumpling, Bao, from the Pixar animated short film of the same name. Bao focuses on a Chinese Mother with a case of ‘Empty Nest Syndrome.’ She’s given a second chance at motherhood when one of her homemade dumplings comes to life. (The short played before the full-length feature of “Incredibles 2” in theaters.)
This 3D design is made from sculpted soft enamel and measures 1.25” in length. It has dual pin posts and comes with corresponding rubber pin-backs. Bao is available for $10 at the Midnight Dog’s online store. (Please do not eat him!)
TGIF! But what about the other four (or so) days of the week, when we really wish it was Friday? Melky Pop has designed a pin that will hopefully cheer you up and help you get through the daily grind. This very busy and exhausted office kitty measures 1.5” long. She’s made with enamel and shiny black nickel materials. Turn down the lights and the laptop screen glows in the dark. The pin is made with two pin posts for added security. Get yours for $10 through the Melky Pop website.