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Pin Drop Friday—12/14/2018

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.

 

Laser Brain Patch Co./ Bill Crisafi

Poppy Flower Pin

This week, the pin and patch subscription service Laser Brain Patch Co. released a new pin as part of their witchy “Lapels and Spells” monthly club. Based on an original drawing by artist Bill Crisafi, this hard enamel pin measures 2” long. It’s dual posted and features screenprinted details. It’s available at the Laser Brain Patch Co. website for $14.

 

Sektor Seven

Spider Gwen Squad

It took all of my willpower to not immediately run to the nearest salon and have my hair cut exactly like Gwen’s after watching “Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse.” She’s a badass. An intelligent, charismatic, strong female character—the kind that I wish would become a more standard role model for little kids. This week, Sektor Seven launched a whole squad of Spider Gwen pins—six different variants. But supply is limited, so now there are just four: There’s Spider-Gwen Gold, Symbiote Gold, Agent Gwenom Gold and Gwendolyne Gold. Each pin is approximately 2” tall and features dual clutch posts. The edition number is laser printed on the back. The whole squad is available for sale at the Sektor Seven Etsy store and range in price from $12-$15.

 

Cunning Linguist Co.

A Lot of Work

Are you a bit extra? Stubborn? A force to be reckoned with? This week, pin brand Cunning Linguist Co. launched a pin inspired by those who are “a lot of work.” This design, which is new today, comes in two variants. One features a navy blue banner and the other a green banner. The pin measures 1.25” tall and is made from hard enamel and gold metal. Flip it over and you’ll spot the Cunning Linguist Co. logo backstamped onto the back. They’re available for $10 in the artist’s Etsy store.

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.

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.

Share Your Flair With Us!

 

At For The Share of Flair we spend a lot of time talking about pin artists. But did you know that we’re also obsessed with your collections?

Pins and patches are a popular way to express yourself, whether you design them yourself or cover your backpack and jean jacket with the original designs.

Our unique pieces of flair can tell powerful stories. They can be beautiful, make us laugh, remind us of our favorite things, or challenge the way we look at the world.

What does your collection say about who you are?

We’re inviting followers on Instagram to share photos of your backpacks, jackets, banners, pennant flags–wherever you show off your flair– and your story using the hashtag #shareofflair.

We might even feature you!

Original illustration is by Maria Filar.

Rosehound Apparel artist reflects on brand’s evolution at Hollywood Pop-Up

“I used to have a patch that said ‘sorry I’m not sorry.’ It was before the phrase ‘sorry not sorry,’ took over. The concept was somebody stealing flowers from a neighbors garden—it was a hand holding a bouquet of flowers that had just been yanked out of the ground. I was seeing a guy and he once showed up and gave me flowers he had stolen from a neighbors garden. I was like, ‘that’s so rude, but so romantic.’ That’s the idea behind Rosehound Apparel. It’s a bit bad-ass, but also polite and cute.”

Inside the Junior High space on Hollywood boulevard, five flies buzz around before resting on the edge of a plastic cup that’s half-way filled with Rose’.

This is Megan Campagnolo’s drink—and she’s a bit disgusted.

It leads the 28-year old artist, known for her business, Rosehound Apparel, to set a trap.

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.”

Chicago-based pin shop owner adds a little ‘FLAIR’ to life

Pins are a great way to express yourself, and kind of put out into the world who you are as a person…I called the shop FLAIR because they add a little flair to your life. Even someone who wears all black can buy pins and express themselves. People who don’t dress fancy, it’s a whatever whatever way to spice up your wardrobe, but also show people who you are and the things you love.”

Melisser Elliott is a pin shopkeeper by day and a drag queen by night.

When the Chicago-based 37-year-old isn’t operating her business FLAIR Chicago, a storefront that also sells patches and vintage clothing in the Logan Square neighborhood, she’s often performing as “Fay Ludes.”

Fay Ludes, a play on the word Quaaludes, is a vintage and psychedelic-inspired glamour clown character that works between 10 and 15 shows per month. She hosts the show “Let’s Make a Diva” Thursday nights at Hamburger Mary’s and a queer punk party and drag show called Spit’n Glitter at the dive bar Slippery Slope.

“A lot of times I’m leaving FLAIR to go be at a nightclub until like 2 in the morning. So it’s a pretty exhausting existence that I live,” she said. “That’s actually why we recently reduced our hours. Because it just wasn’t sustainable for me.”