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.
Nostalgia pins are a dime a dozen, so there are a few classic concepts I'm surprised to see so infrequently. Here's one! Retro Game Boy is one of those neo-nostalgic gaming icons that doesn't make you look like a loser, so wear it loud and wear it proud.
Duffy Pin Co
Eight years ago I loved Donnie Darko and today I love Bob's Burgers. Neither of these pristine works of entertainment make any linear sense, so let's celebrate them in unison with this hybrid bootleg pin from Duffy Pin Co.
This is a great pin because it captures both sides of the political spectrum—everyone, whether they like him or not, thinks Donald Trump is a troll. I have nothing bad to say about this pin since it manages to be political and infallible at the same time, a true achievement indeed.
One of my favorite memes is "Slavs Squatting In Tracksuits," so this combined with one of my favorite childhood shows is a double-whammy, much like the Frank/Louise pin. Hint hint— if you want to start a pin company, just combine two semi-ironic pop cultural memetic trends and viola, you've got a viral concept.
Strike Gently Co
After 1.5 years of writing this column, I'm featuring my own damn pin. I didn't design it, but my cousin did. It's a dinosaur ghost that glows in the dark, because #neverforget the Mesozoic.
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