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.
When you control the means of production and sell aesthetcized lifestyle commodities to the masses, the holiday season is overwhelmingly busy. In other words, the pin game is on fire this week. All of these brands released doozies, and there are a dozen more good pins for every one included in here. Check 'em all out and show some love. And head to my shop, STRIKE GENTLY CO, for 20% off this week with a special discount code at the end of this post.
High Five Pins
Sometimes you think back to the 90s and being a weird kid without many friends and say to yourself, “Wow, I was the only weird kid who liked Tech Decks.” Not true, compadre. If anyone judges you for wearing this one, tell 'em to “catch these digits.”
PSA Press is one of my favorite pin brands. Their products always make me laugh but also say, “But it’s not stupid, also.” This is hilarious and smart. Only eCommerce dweebs and normcore nerds will understand. This also could have been some lame ripoff like ABIBOS, but it’s not. It’s hilarious and smart. Can I say it again until you believe me?
Full Time Hangout
Just in time for the holiday season is the only un-cringeworthy holiday pin I’ve seen so far. It’s simple but great. In the days before LEDs, people hung real-life fire hazards on their holiday trees. If one went out, they all went out. RIP.
I’m a sucker for black-and-gold stuff because weak eyes are fondest of shiny objects, and by God these eyes are about to GO. I’m always squinting—someone trade me a Lasik discount for a write-up, yeah? Speaking of getting old, this pin is about eternal recurrence. So hip and cool, you can wear it on your black trenchcoat while you casually read Thus Spake Zarathustra on the subway (we see you, we know what you're so casually reading).
Beau and Bauble
Regardless of what witchcult neopagan religious tradition you follow, you have got to appreciate the hit 1983 TV rerun classic, A CHRISTMAS STORY. This pin will remind everyone how good the movie is in case they don’t have the opportunity to turn on a TV and see it playing 24/7 on every channel for the rest of the damn month.
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