Tag: Pins

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- 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.




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


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.



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- 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 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.

Spook Show’s Biz-aar!

Plans tomorrow? If you’re in Southern California, come check out the Spook Show Biz-aar in La Mirada.

About: The event features local vendors, artists, collectors, spook makers and other “hauntrepreneurs” and overall Halloween enthusiasts.

When: Saturday, September 22, Noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Halloween Club, 14447 Firestone Blvd. in La Mirada

Details: The event is free. There will be various free parking locations within a short walking distance of Halloween Club. Rain or shine. Some acts/items may not be suitable for children so parental discretion is advised. No pets other than service dogs are allowed.  Get your Spook Show’s Biz-aar tickets here.

Known Enamel Pin Vendors Include: Save The Panduhs (booth 14), Spooksieboo (booth 29), Dulce Calaveritas (booth 30), Monster Posse (booth 51), Geeky and Kinky Pins (booth 69), Bat In Your Belfry (booth 78), Memento Mori Goods (booth 88), Pink Owlet (booth 72), Demonic Pinfestation (booth 90)

You can check out all of the vendors and a map of the floor by visiting the Halloween Club website.

FEMCON Volume II, Part I: A Bushwick Vendors Market Vibe (New York City)

FEMCON is an all alpha FEM(ALE) POC Community prioritizing Black and Brown woman and queer artists.

Opening is September 8th and will include an art exhibition, vendors and performances

Entry is $15 at the door, $10 in advance. Tickets are available through the event website.

Pin Artists include: Glitch Bitch


Renegade Craft Fair (Chicago)

The Renegade Craft Fair returns to Chicago for its 16th year with a celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the country’s foremost voices in craft and design.  Shop emerging and established Makers’ goods, discover rarities and remixes from local DJs, get creative while workshopping, eat from exceptional food trucks and end the day with a cocktail. See you there!

Transportation: The event encourage carpooling, ride services, biking, or taking public transportation to the Fair. The Division and Damen L stops are both within walking distance of the Fair.

Parking: Street parking is extremely limited in the area and not guaranteed.

Pets: Leashed pets and service animals are welcome to join in on the fun.

Social Media: Use the hashtags #RenegadeCraft #RenegadeChicago

Enamel Pin Vendors will include: Arthur’s Plaid Pants, Emily McGaughey Screenprinting and Illustration, Flair Chicago, HEMLEVA, Hu is HUngry, Reppin Pins, Tuesday Bassen & World Famous Original and Wildship Studio