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.
I’m starting to have enough pins to fill an art gallery—wink, wink. Just kidding, being self-aggrandizing is really cool and funny. Pins are actual tiny artworks and collecting them is more fun than collecting just about anything else. I know this, because my collection is huge—have I mentioned that I could fill an art gallery with them? Ok. Read some words, then buy some stuff. Special discount at the end.
This is my favorite meme and I wanted to make it into a pin but a million other people already did, because it’s a meme. This is one of them. Have you heard of this meme? It goes "here comes dat boi. O shit waddup?” Because it’s a frog on a unicycle. If you don’t think this is funny, you might as well move to a mountain top without wifi and stay there.
The girl from Stranger Things is strange or something, and she also looks like a Bushwick Halloween costume. This makes her the ideal candidate for a millennial cult-TV character. The only thing she's missing is half a degree from Hampshire College. Keep up the good work, Eleven—this pin seals your trendy fate.
Speaking of hip stuff that’s actually good, here’s a pin of Stanley Kubrick. One of the increasingly rare cases of someone who was both smart and cool, Kubrick is an artist worth immortalizing. Does a pin diminish his legacy? Not at all. Anyone who sees you wearing this around will think, “Wow. I really love Stanley Kubrick, too. He was both smart and cool. What a wonderful artist.”
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Inner Decay released two insanely sick back patches this week. One of them is a big black rose, and the other is a giant digital print of Goya’s Saturn Devouring His Son. Have you ever eaten your son? I have, and Goya captured the feeling perfectly. You should 100% put it on your jacket.
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