A photo posted by @strikegentlyco on Jun 1, 2016 at 11:02am PDT
As the founder of Strike Gently Co, I deal in pins and patches daily. The Creators Project asked me to pull together a weekly roundup of the best newly-released pins. Most of these will probably sell out. If you like them, smash that “add to cart” button. Every Wednesday, you can head to the bottom of this article for an exclusive discount code so you can keep your pin game sharp.
It’s summertime, my dudes, and that means a few things. First off, there were a lot of really excellent pin and patch sales this past weekend. Most of them are over, RIP. But since most of these small companies have cleared house, this week has seen a remarkable number of strong new releases. You can find my five favorites below. As an added bonus, because you’re really kind for reading these articles every week, there’s a special 20% discount code at the end of this post.
Beach Club California
A photo posted by BEACH CLUB (@beachclubcalifornia) on May 19, 2016 at 7:38pm PDT
When you neo-hipster freaks hear the word Mogwai, you probably think of Scottish post-rock before The Gremlins. You basically do to Mogwai what you do to all of nature’s gifts: overlook the real in favor of a referent. Perhaps someday you will not. Check out Beach Club’s other pins—they’re Californiano to the max, bro. There’s a Rocket Power bootleg and a play on the In-and-Out logo. $8.99 here.
A photo posted by Etsy Shop Now Open! (@cobalthill) on Jun 2, 2016 at 2:27am PDT
I usually only see white high schoolers wearing Menace 2 Society gear. I get it, you ride for Yung Lean. Irony is all the rage, but if you’re gonna talk the talk you really have walk the walk. This isn’t a prescription to go out and tag trains or steal from bodegas, but it also isn't not. $8.90 here.
Mega Tight Super Chill
A photo posted by MEGA TIGHT. SUPER CHILL. (@megatightsuperchill) on May 31, 2016 at 4:31pm PDT
Jaws is cool and Richard Dreyfuss is a boss and I'mma let you finish and all and 5-year-old-jokes are not in style but NARRAGANSETT IS THE GREATEST BEER OF ALL TIME. This is the best way to sneak Gansett into a pin without committing some sort of outright copyright fraud. But it’s the pin game, where copyright violations thrive. If you appreciate the divine nectar of New England, this pin is a must. $9.99 here.
A photo posted by Weirdo Weapons (@weirdoweapons) on May 22, 2016 at 7:10pm PDT
I recently quit drinking, so excuse me if my mind is lost in the sauce. Since we honored the "champagne of boating beers," it’s only fair that we honor 2 Buck Chuck, the classiest cheap wine in history. Rumor has it, 2 Buck Chuck is so cheap because Charles Shaw was in a nasty divorce, and before he relinquished control over his wine factory to his partner, he made sure that it operated at a $0 profit. Is the tale true? Who knows? Who cares? This tiny pin is $2.49. You can get it here.
A photo posted by Can't Tonight (@canttonight) on May 12, 2016 at 1:42pm PDT
The company that makes this is called Can’t Tonight, which complements this pin wonderfully. Doesn’t matter if you’re single, married or in-between, folks—everyone’s gotten this text. Everyone’s dished it out, too. We live in the post-digital era, where dismissing someone’s entire being is as easy as sending a single character from one wireless mobile device to another. What a time to be alive. $8.00 here.
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