Are collectible pins coming back? The success of one brand does not maketh a trend, but the opening of PINTRILL’s first flagship store suggests that the ancient pop cultural art of collecting and trading colourful pieces of metal that stick to your clothes may be experiencing a renaissance within this streetwear sphere that all serious G-Street readers are denizens of. We’re not gonna call it too early, the brand may burn out as fast as they stacked the kindling, or maybe they’re just a plaything for an Upper West Side aristocrat’s son. Either way, we can’t be bothered researching it or applying doomsday theories – what we do know is that PINTRILL have devised myriad dope ideas for pin designs and here are some of our favourites.
Emoji game stupid strong. An obvious Millennial muse, but well executed nonetheless.
Skrr skrr. DJ Khaled-inspired?
For the Toronto folk or Satanists.
There are few more effective proponents of capitalism and greed than rappers and streetwear brands.
For the homies out East.
A favourite food for many has become a cultural icon – no one really knows why. They taste pretty great, if done right.
Two girls … too much information … and horrific visualisations.
Mantra of the misanthrope.
Just looks cool, eh.
Could be purple or it could be pink.
When PINTRILL first got started their pieces depicting faces sucked a bit, but they’re getting better and more lifelike everyday.
This is a pin to celebrate a ‘golden toast’ dish from a New York City cafe. I have never tried it but want to now completely because of his pin. Cheap advertising?
Photos in gallery via Hypebeast. Product photos via PINTRILL.