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.
Translating classic designs into pins can be more difficult than a lot of people let on, and it's not often that you find a killer pin for just $6. I tried making an Oni mask pin once and it didn't come out nearly as well as this. Wear this one so you can pretend to know about Japanese culture.
It's easy to make pins of Pepe or other memes but making a pin of a cut as deep as this photo of a Scholastic book about the internet is 10/10. If I saw someone wearing this I would want to be their friend, but that's because I'm shallow and judge people strictly by their appearances. It's a great pin and PSA Press has tons of options if you like this sort of stuff.
This is a beautiful collab by a talented designer, Liam Ashurst, who I have also worked with in the past. Most of the people who buy pins live in New York or Los Angeles, so wearing this can remind you of what the real world is like. There are some wonderful rare amenities, like oxygen. You can also see the stars. For some strange reason, this pin transports me to the woods.
Nostalgia Pin Co
If you'd rather be transported to your childhood, consider grabbing this ditty from Nostalgia Pin Co. An impeccable rendering of an N64 cartridge, this one will be sure to get you compliments from weird stoners and 90s kids alike. Don't expect anyone born after 1995 to appreciate it in full. They can pretend to understand but they just don't know how magical those years were, man.
I would never wear this but it made me laugh out loud. Every time I feature a Simpsons pin I say it's the "Simpsons pin to end all Simpsons pins." This time I might actually be right.
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