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.
Hello there, fellow kids—I hear you like pins. They’re always coming up on my Instagram Explore page. Why don’t you look through this week’s spoils and buy all of them? Why not spend a bit of those spoils from your high-paying fancy content job? Ever heard of Pokémon GO? It's sort of like that.
People who like art love to talk about how much they do. What better accessory for an art nerd than a pin? You can show everyone what you like; you can feel superior to the people who don’t know what it is and superior to the people who know what it is, since they obviously don’t know it like you know it. Picasso was famous for crudely drawn women and for loving hookers; here we see both of these tasks executed seamlessly. A fitting way to usher in modernity!
Tough Times Press
Take it from me (someone who hires illustrators): A good illustrator is hard to find. When the instagram-famous draughtspeople of the world aren’t using typographical clichés to make logos of coffee or cats, they’re drawing tried pop cultural references from The Simpsons and Twin Peaks. But the illustrators that are good, well, they're really good. Keith Caves is one of them, and he just released this sick pin with Tough Times Press. It would look good on literally anything, and I think I'm going to buy it now.
Everyone loves a dick joke, and everyone is so over religion now that the internet exists, nothing is sacred. God is dead, etc.! So enjoy this Creation of Adam pin, full of potent symbolism and sublime meaning. O holy day!
Pin Jong Il
If a pin could get you laid, this would be it. The pin community is full of nerds *meaning this is no guarantee* but New York hipster singles love both Future and Etsy, so this one might be a grand slam. Good luck out there.
Homage pins are easy; that’s why there are so many. But a good one is hard to come by. I love this Hitchcock pin. It’s so simple but says a lot and really does function as a tiny work of art, which is what I love about pins to begin with. It’s also quite possible that there's nothing cooler than Hitchcock.
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