Classicbot toy designer Philip Lee and his wife, artist Mary Chang have teamed up to create a beautiful series of enameled metal pins based on the artful manhole covers found throughout Japan. There are 16 designs in all, along with a Ukiyo-e inspired wall scroll for display. Each pin measures 2″ in diameter.
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Whether you’re a strict vegan, or just want to see a chicken wielding a switchblade, you’ll love the design of these enamel pins from Creator Toronto. The gold-plated enamel pins also include a pig with boxing gloves, a cow with a machine gun, and a bunny rabbit with a bomb, each designed to help raise awareness of animal cruelty.
Retroagogo will soon offer a series of colorful enamel pins based on the classic General Mills monster cereals. Choose from head or full body versions of Boo Berry, Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and the lesser known Yummy Mummy and Fruit Brute. Pre-order now for 11/19 delivery.
Who needs a swatch book with thousands of colors when you can make any color you’d like into an unofficial Pantone hue? Studio Cult’s cheeky pin has a square cutout in its center, proudly showing off your choice of fabric color. The perfect gift for designers. Measures 1.125″ x 1″.
Mondo and illustrator Matt Taylor celebrate the release of Captain Marvel with posters and pins. The colored poster is on sale only until 3/10/19, while the glow-in-the-dark poster is limited to 325 copies. The pins feature Carol Danvers, Capt. Marvel and 90’s Nick Fury.
Those are not moons. If you can’t figure out how to get wide like Kylo Ren, Heather Curfman’s got your back, er chest. She came up with this pin called Ben Swolo, which is totally a film accurate replica. It’s sold out as of this writing, but she also has it as a sticker.
Looking for a gift for a Daft Punk fan? The robots’ online shop some reasonably-priced merchandise for the holiday. There’s a pair of glass helmet Christmas tree ornaments, a light-up snow globe and Pintrill pins. If you have the cash, there’s also a dope varsity jacket.
Kidrobot’s Madballs revival continues with a set of sweet blind-boxed enamel pins. The set consists of 20 characters, including originals such as Screamin Meemie, Oculus Orbus, and Horn Head. The set also includes Bot Head, a Madballs version of Kidrobot’s mascot.
Celebrate the release of one of Marvel’s best movies yet with Mondo’s Spider-Man: Homecoming 1.4″ enamel pins. Sadly, there are no May or Ned pins, but you can choose from Spidey’s homemade suit, his high-tech suit, and the Vulture. You can also get all three for $25.
Fans of the Zucker and Abrahams classic Airplane! will immediately recognize this image as the iconic twisted jumbo jet from the movie’s poster. Midnight Dogs brings it to life as an awesome enamel pin that’s perfect for frequent flyers. Just don’t stick one on Otto.
Grackle Distro’s enamel pin is the perfect accessory for fans of Nintendo, Marvel, or both. Combining the design of the classic Mattel Power Glove with Marvel’s Infinity Gauntlet you will now wield the ultimate weapon in the universe. Everything else is child’s play.
UK Designer Cliver Roddy’s clever desktop creation replicates the house from Pixar’s Up by using 300 pushpins as tiny surrogate balloons. You’ll need to stick them all into the cork sphere yourself, but that’ll give you something to pass the time. Made from birch plywood.