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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- 11/30/2018

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.

 

Hanxholo_arte

Lucasmander

If the world’s of “Pokemon” and “Stranger Things” collided—Would Eleven be Pikachu? Dustin, Squirtle? Mike, Bulbasaur? It’s hard to know for sure. What we do know, though, is that Lucas makes a solid Charmander. Artist Hanxholo_arte’s mash-up is made with black nickel, and soft enamel coated in epoxy and glitter. It measures 1.8” long, is dual posted and comes with corresponding rubber pin-backs. Every pin will come with a free 3” decal while supplies last. This design is limited to just 50 pins. It’s now available for $8.88 at the artist’s website.

 

K Collectibles

The Aristo Kittens

Heads up, Disney collectors! This week, artist K Collectibles launched a set of pins inspired by characters from the classic 1970 animated film “The AristoCats.” There are three Aristo Kittens included, each measuring between 2” and 2.15”. Each pin is made with hard enamel. A variant of each pin features glitter detailing on the bows. The set is available for $37 at the K Collectibles website.

 

CATPARTY Design Studio

Rebel Girl

Do you hear that? Those combat boots walking? That’s the revolution a’ comin’. This original design is new this week by CATPARTY Design Studio. The pin measures 1.25” and is made from soft enamel with an epoxy finish. It’s available for order through the artist’s Etsy store for $10.75.

 

The Pinskis

Chanclazo

The Flip Flop sandal is a weapon of choice for Hispanic mamas (and even some abuelas) everywhere. This week, The Pinskis debuted a new pin, featuring spinning action, in their shop. Each pin is made from soft enamel and measures 1” long. It’s double posted and comes with matching yellow rubber backings. You can find it in The Pinskis online shop for $10.

 

Cousins Collective/Black Booze Illustrations

Devil

We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”Oscar Wilde

Today, UK-based Cousin’s Collective released their latest pin, an original design by Black Booze Illustrations. Made with black metal and white soft enamel details, each pin measures 30mm. It’s dual posted and comes with rubber pin back enclosures. It’s available for sale for approximately $7.66 USD through the Cousin’s Collective website.

Pin Drop Friday- 11/16/2018

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.

 

SNG Design Co

Can I Pet Your Dog?

Are you on a mission to pet all of the dogs? This week, purveyor of “sassy pug-inspired designs,” SNG Design Co. launched a new pin especially for dog lovers. Asking if you can pet a dog you don’t know is just good manners. It respects the boundaries of pups who might not be comfortable with being touched by a stranger.

Made from hard enamel, “can I pet your dog” measures 1” long and comes in black or white. It’s now available for sale at the SNG Design Co. Etsy store for $10.

 

Odd Worx/Alex Solis

The King Interactive Pin

Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba! This afternoon, from DesignerCon in Anaheim, California, artist Alex Solis released his latest pin under his Odd Worx brand. It’s a tribute to the king of the pop, set in the world of Disney’s animated classic movie “The Lion King.” The pin is interactive . In a recreation of the film’s most iconic moment, Rafiki the mandrill lifts up Michael Jackson, presenting him to the animal kingdom—you just lift up his tail. It’s made from hard enamel and measures 1.35’ long. The King is available for $15 at the Odd Worx website.

 

Pinscript

M.A.S.H. Game

Remember the game of M.A.S.H? It’s that fortune-telling game kids play using just a pen and paper—and M.A.S.H. stands for Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House. You could also discover who you would marry, which city you would live in, how many kids you would have, or what kind of car you’d drive, for example.

This week, pin-maker Pinscript debuted a new pin as an homage to one of your favorite games from elementary school and junior high. It comes in four variants, each with a different letter circled M, A, S, or H. True to the spirit of the game, every pin comes in a blind bag so you won’t know which pin you’ll receive, or where you’ll end up living, until you order. Pins measure 1.25” wide, are made with hard enamel and feature screen-printed details. M.A.S.H. pins are for sale at the Pinscript website for $10 each.

 

Utinni Bikini/ Laserbrain Patch Co.

Porgs Pin Set

Are Porgs friends? Are they food? Neither? Both? Utinni Bikini designed this Porg pin set especially for Laser Brain’s November Star Wars Pin Club. (Laser Brain is a monthly subscription service that sends recipients mystery pins each month.) They’ve sold out there, but are now available through Utinni Bikini. The set is made from hard enamel and rose gold metal and measures 1.5” tall. Each pin is double posted for added security. The set is currently available for $15.99 at the designer’s Etsy store.

 

Lantern Pins

Moody Prince

Lantern Pins’ Galactic Hair-oine series celebrates the most memorable hairstyles in the science fiction genre. Today, from DesignerCon in Anaheim, Lantern Pins released their latest, and most requested, hairstyle in the collection: Moody Prince. It’s now available through the artist’s website for $12.

Designer Con (Los Angeles)

 

Designer Con is an annual art and design convention that smashes togethercollectible toys and designer apparel with urban, underground and pop art!

A Weekend of Pin-Related Events

Free this weekend? Check out these three pin-related happenings in three different cities. All featured events include at least one pin vendor.

Little Expo of Horrors

San Francisco, California

Saturday

About: Patches and Pins Expo presents a Halloween-themed event this weekend in San Francisco.

When: Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Spark Social, 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco, CA 94158

Details: Event is free for general admission, guests just need to order a ticket through Eventbrite. VIP access is $35 and All Access is $70. All ages are welcome. The first 200 attendees receive a free pin. Street food will be for sale on site.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Nostalgia Vault, Geeky and Kinky Pins, King Pins, Move In Silence, Little Shop of PinsBlank Slate Design, Midnight Dogs, Grandeur Division, PSA Press, Good Dope Supply Co., Nothing Pins, 77th Pinfantry, Nerd Pins, Storm Cloud Press, Alma Irene Art, Adorkable Pins, Mi Vida Boutique, Pin Lounge, The Pinskis, Evil Pin Club, Ever Good Merch, Flower Chainz Collective, Bakelike Press, Bolla Kills, Pugnacious Pins, Babe Pins, and King Pins.

ArtsGoggle

Fort Worth, Texas

Saturday

About: Artsgoggle is Fort Worth’s premier festival of local arts. The event is hosted in the Near Southside, an eclectic neighborhood of historic elegance and urbanism immediately south of the central business district of Fort Worth.

When: Saturday, Noon to 10 p.m.

Where: 1201 Alston Avenue (Magnolia Village) or at more than 25+ venues in South Main Village
Fort Worth , Texas 76104

Location #1 – Magnolia Avenue from 8th Avenue to St. Louis Avenue

Location #2 – Indoor art shows, live music and performances at over 25 venues across South Main Village

The event takes place along the one-mile stretch of Magnolia Avenue.

(The festival closes Magnolia Avenue to car traffic from 8th Ave. to South Main Street and fills 18 blocks.)

Details: This free to the public, family-friendly event attracts a crowd of 50,000+ people. It includes 983 artists and 50 bands, many of which have members who live or work in the Near Southside. Guests can ride the free ArtsGoggle trolley, which visits 40+ venues. Free parking at Broadway and Baptist Church.

More information is available at the Near Southside Inc. website. 

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Stephanie Son

The Great Punk-Pin Show

Mission Hills, California

Saturday

About: Mission Hills Fall Festival

When: 4 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where: Mission Hills Christian Church, 14941 Devonshire Street, Los Angeles, CA 91345

Details: There will be live punk music, local artists, and pin vendors from around southern California. There will be a screening of the Halloween animated classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” There will be tacos for purchase and free popcorn for the movies. Costumes are encouraged. The first 50 attendees will receive a free pin.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors: Rattlehead Crafts, Pintallica, and Stumpted Art.