Tag: Pin Artists

Pin Drop Friday- 12/21/2018

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.

 

The Black Lagoon Room

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.

 

Sun and Moon Pins

Forever Rain Mono Pin

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.

 

Melankolique

Niffler

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.

 

Cunning Linguist Co.

Get Away and Fine On My Own

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.

Both designs are available for sale at the Cunning Linguist Co. Etsy store. You can buy them individually for $10 a piece or as a set for $19.

 

Midnight Dogs

Bao

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!)

 

Melky Pop

Is it Friday, yet?

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.

Pin Drop Friday- 12/7/2018

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.

 

I Saw A Dino

The Grinch

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! Just in time for the holidays, I Saw A Dino’s own original pin rendition of Dr. Suess’ iconic green meanie has arrived in the artist’s online store. The Grinch measures 30mm long and is made with black dye plating. The pin is single posted and comes with a black rubber clutch. It’s available for sale at isawadino.com for $10.

 

Gojirando

Classic Godzilla

Gojirando exists both as a place—and as a concept. Gojirando the place is an isolated island that’s inhabited by massive, destructive creatures like Godzilla. Gojirando is also the moniker of a new pin brand who makes Kaiju-inspired monsters with collectors in mind. This week Gojirando launched their very first pin, a whimsical, cartoony take on Godzilla. This limited edition design is made from soft enamel and features polished gold plating. Each pin has dimensions that are 1.2mm thick and 30mm x 40mm long. Flip it over and you can see that it’s dual posted and is back stamped with the Gojirando brand logo. Godzilla is available for $12 at the artist’s website.

K Collectibles

El Mariachi

When a band of Mariatchi perform, it’s about more than the music. It’s the sum of a cultural revolution—one that encompasses the essence of Mexico and its people. This week, artist K Collectibles debuted El Mariachi in its online shop. The hard enamel pin measures 2” long, is double posted and comes with a corresponding rubber pinback. It’s available for sale for $10.

 

Goose And Rabbit

W.I.C.C.A. Badge

Are you a member of W.I.C.C.A.? That’s the Women’s Intersectional Cultural and Creative Association—for those who haven’t yet watched “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix. Social change remains necessary even in a world where witches can—and do—cast magical spells. Ireland-based artist Goose And Rabbit’s original design is made from hard enamel and includes glitter. It measures 1.25” long. Sabrina fans can find this pin for sale in the Etsy store for approximately $9.63. Sign up for the artist’s mailing list to receive 10% off you first order.

 

Miri Stuff

Just Hold On

You don’t have to necessarily know the tune of a song to identify with its message. That’s specifically the case with Italian artist Miri Stuff’s latest pin, which references the Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On.” The lyrics are: “What do you do when a chapter ends? Do you close the book and never read it again? Where do you go when your story’s done? You can be who you were or who you’ll become.” This hard enamel book pin is 1” long. It’s available at the Miri Stuff website for approximately $10.36.

 

Arcade Healer

Star Rider Kirby

Arcade Healer makes Kawaii enamel pins inspired by anime and video games. An ultra fan of the pink puff Nintendo character, Kirby, this week, the artist debuted a new design based on the cheerful hero. Star Rider Kirby is made from hard enamel and features a shiny gold finish. He measures an inch long, is single posted and comes with a heart-shaped, bright pink rubber pinback. He’s available for $8.50 through the artist’s Etsy store.

Pin Drop Friday- 10/6/2018

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.

 

The Mad Bombers

Big Frank

The Mad Bombers are known for their unique brand of horror-themed, bubbly spa products. (If you’re looking for a “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “IT” or “The Babadook”-themed bath bomb—Mad Bombers have got you covered.) And they also make enamel pins! This week, the brand launched a hinged Frankenstein pin the can be opened up to reveal his insides—and the packaging is designed to look like Milton Bradley’s classic edition of the game “Operation.” Big Frank measures 2.5” long and is made from soft enamel. He’s now available for $15 at The Mad Bombers Etsy store.

Pin Drop Friday- 9/14/2018

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.

 

Girl Fawkes Pins

Bat

There’s not really such a thing as a chubby bat. They have a crazy fast metabolism, allowing them to digest bananas, mangoes, and berries in about 20 minutes. Maybe that’s part of why this new bat pin by Girl Fawkes Pins is so teensy? This hard enamel pin measures .75” long and is available in the artist’s Etsy store for $10.

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 Drop Friday

This Friday 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.

Ein The Onion Knight
Rainbow Dratini

Gotta catch this Dratini! Previously available in pink and blue variants, this unofficial Pokémon enamel pin’s unique coloring resembles an oil slick rainbow. It measures 1.5” tall and has two back posts for added security. Each version of the pin is available in the artist’s Etsy store for $11.

Scallywag Supply/The Pin Wizard
The Cave of Wonders

In the Disney movie “Aladdin,” The Cave of Wonders is a forbidden realm filled treasure—gold, jewels, precious artifacts and the iconic golden genie lamp. Aladdin is able to enter the cave because his “worth lies far within”—the diamond in the rough.
This collaboration between Scallywag Supply Co. and The Pin Wizard has a moving jaw that locks into place. The heavy, double thick enamel pin measures 1.5” long while closed and 1.75” long while open. The Cave of Wonders comes in two color variants: purple (“Arabian Moon”) and blue (“Arabian Night.”) Each has raised gold plating, is covered with gold glitter and is back stamped with “2018” and the artists’ logos. The pin has a double clutch to help support the heft of this weighty design. All of the pins available through Scallywag Supply have sold out, but, The Pin Wizard reported on Instagram earlier today that there are still some Arabian Night Cave of Wonder pins available at the Pin Wizard website.
The pin is $25.

Artist Danny Brito raises $1,200 for vet bills with pin fundraiser

Three days ago, Danny Brito got some bad news.

The Miami-Florida based artist found out that his Pug, Roxy, who was suffering from an ulcer on her eyeball, would need to go see an expensive specialist and possibly have a cornea transplant to resolve the issue.

“It’s not the news we wanted to hear,” he wrote in an Instagram post earlier this week. “But we’re staying positive that she will be able to get her eye fixed with these specialists.”

Yesterday, he launched the Shopdannybrito.com Fundraiser Pin Drop and Community Giveaway to help cover the potentially high costs of Roxy’s medical expenses. A cartoon illustration of Roxy became available in Brito’s Etsy store as a pin, t-shirt and sticker.