Tag: Pin Collecting

Pin Drop Friday- 11/9/2018

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.

Rolling Pins

Air Symbiote

If Venom played basketball, it would probably look something like this. This new fan-pin by Rolling Pins mashes up the world of Spiderman comics with the Air Jordan brand. The design, which is newly released this week, is made up of five different colors and measures 2” wide. It’s available for sale at the artist’s online store for $10.

 

Feed Your Head Pins/ Bodilpunk

Medusa

Medusa is one of the more notorious figures in Greek Mythology. She was a gorgon, a human-shaped monster with wings and snakes for hair and those who looked her in the face would be turned into stone. This week, Feed Your Head Pins launched a new pin inspired by the iconic character—and the original design, by the artist Rahadil Hermana, won’t turn you into a statue when you admire it.

The pin comes in seven different variants: Ink (black metal, white enamel, white glow), White Gold, Murda (gold metal and black enamel), Space Dust (white metal, black enamel, colorful glitter, epoxy dome) Victorian (antique copper metal, teal enamel, teal glitter) Rainbow Anodized Space Dust (rainbow anodized metal, teal enamel, colorful glitter, glow epoxy dome) and Raw (rainbow anodized metal.) The Rainbow Anonized Space Dust Variant is sold out. Medusa is now available for sale at the Feed Your Head Pins website for $20-$30, depending upon your choice of variant.

Food Your Head Pins shoppers can receive free shipping when they spend $40 or more by applying the lifetime code “lightweight.” Those who spend $100 or more can use the lifetime code “heavyweight” to receive $10 off their order.

 

Duncan Artworks/ The Pin Studio

H.A.R.D.A.C. Batman

Fans of “Batman: The Animated Series” may remember H.A.R.D.A.C., a supercomputer that would kidnap important people in Gotham City, like Commissioner Gordon and Mayor Hill, and then sub in an robot duplicate in their stead. H.A.R.D.A.C. eventually discovered Batman’s true identity and made a copy of him, too—and this robot thought he actually was the famous caped crusader. *SPOILER ALERT*– it was a super tragic story, actually.

This week, Duncan Artworks launched the latest addition to the brand’s Crime Alley Series. A collaboration with The Pin Studio, this pin version of H.A.R.D.A.C. Batman is made from soft enamel, features moving slashing arm and metallic enamel for the robot body parts. Each pin comes packaged to look like a real action figure. It’s now available for $15 at the Duncan Artworks website.

 

Alum and Ink

Milk and Cookie

Some things just go together. Prime example: Milk and cookies. This week, pin maker Alum and Ink launched a tribute to one of the best comfort food pairings known to man. This hard enamel pin is 1.25″ long and features a kawaii color palette of white, cream and brown. It’s set on highly-polished gold-plated metal. Shoppers have the option to upgrade the standard rubber pin back for a locking pin back for no extra charge. Now available at the artist’s website for $10.

 

Tiny Dangerous

Space Pup

We don’t deserve dogs. They’re too good for us. Sometimes they’re too sweet, funny and frankly, too weird, to even be real. Ever thought your dog was from another world completely? This new pin by Tiny Dangerous celebrates our favorite little space aliens. The pin is made from hard enamel and black nickel plating, includes screenprinted details and glows in the dark. It measures 1.5” long. It’s available for $12 in the Tiny Dangerous Etsy store.

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.”

Jade Boylan lives, designs ‘Candy Doll’ pins on the Isle of Man

Artist’s home is a former power station for the British island’s electric railway system

There’s a 221-mile stretch of land located in the Irish Sea, almost equidistant from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Isle of Man is recognized by people in that part of the world for its rich history of Celtic and Viking heritage and folklore dating back to 6500 BC, and for its lush green countryside that’s speckled with what remains of Medieval castles.

For such a small place, the island has quite a few surprising ‘claims to fame. It has its own government (the oldest continuous parliament in the world—and the first legislative body to give women the right to vote) and its own language (Manx Gaelic). It’s also home to a tailless breed of cat known as the Manx. It plays host to the most dangerous motorcycle race in the world (The International Isle of Man TT) and is known for being the birthplace of the disco legends, The Bee Gees.

For 27 year-old artist and pin maker Jade Boylan, it’s where she calls home.

I live in a 120-year-old house. My home was originally one of the stations to generate power for the Manx Electric Railway that runs up and down the island,” she said.

Pin Drop Friday- 9/28/2018

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.

Emma Shavick

Sailor Moon Pumpkin Kitty

Sailor Moon” just wouldn’t be the same without Luna and Artemis, the black and white cat guardians from the series. This week artist Emma Shavick released her enamel pin, pumpkin versions of the crescent kitties and they’re just in time for the spooky month of October. Made from soft enamel and back-stamped with the artist’s logo, the design comes in three variants: black, white and orange. Each measures 1.2” by 1.2”. The limited edition pins are now available in the artist’s Etsy store for $10 each. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the artist’s new pink variant of her bestsellingGremlins” Gizmo design.

 

Punch It Chewie Press

Clone Trooper Mystery Pin Set

Today Star Wars Fantasy pin-maker  Punch It Chewie Press debuted something extra special for die-hard Star Wars fans. In the new Clone Trooper Pin Set, each box contains two of the five pins total, of which four have been revealed and one remains a mystery. You’ll have to chance to score a clone from the 501st Legion, the 212th Attack Battalion, The Coruscant Guard, A Standard Clone or the rare Mystery clone. Pins are made from silver metal and hard enamel and measure approximately 2” tall. Each pin is back-stamped with the artist’s logo, features screen printed details, is dual posted and comes with corresponding rubber pin-backs. The Clone Trooper Mystery Pin Sets are now available at the artist’s website for $15 each.

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.

Glendale Enamel Market show will feature 17 local pin artists

This Saturday is the first-ever Enamel Market Show–an shopping event that will feature pins, patches and vinyl art toys.

Kai Cao, the event’s founder decided to organize the event when he noticed that the Glendale and Burbank areas in Southern California didn’t have many pin-related happenings.

“I’ve seen a growing trend of artist’s making enamel pins and (have) seen many other events showcasing enamel pin makers. So I say—why not here?”

Pin artist Purrv86 to cease sale of Steven Universe fan pins

Tuesday Bassen’s lawyer says fan pins are often technically art theft

Last week, the artist known as Purrv86 made a difficult decision.

She decided that soon, she’ll no longer sell her popular line of “Steven Universe” Diamond Mural pins.

“After receiving an email from someone who will remain nameless…” She wrote in an Instagram post Thursday, “I have decided to discontinue the Diamond Mural Pins. The reorder of Blue and Yellow will be the last batch I’ll sell.”