I don’t know about you guys but I love pin collecting. I scour Instagram looking for the most original, interesting pins I can find to add to my collection. But after months of collecting I started wanting to know more about these companies and where all my money was going. And, being from Florida, I thought I would share some of my favorites from the locals producing great artwork, right here, in the sunshine state.
Secret Society Goods
I had to start close to home with Secret Society Goods, located right here in Orlando. Secret Society Goods posts a great collection of unique pins that range from the casual macabre to an Illuminati secret you shouldn’t know about. In addition to pins, they share a wide range of patches, shirts and other great swag worth getting your hands on. Be sure to snag some of their goods before the secret gets out.
Ms. Antropy, out of St. Petersburg, has a simple slogan: “Clothing for people who hate people.” And if you look at their products, I’d say they hit the nail on the head. Everything about their pins scream misanthropy and misery in the best way possible. And despite their obvious negativity, a lot of their gear is about promoting your self despite whatever personal demons you might be fighting (see the “Sad But Rad” pin). And they have a great taste in music.
Mover & Shaker
This boozy pin group based out of Northeast FL put together some great pins all about craft cocktails with a nice pop culture twist. What pulled me to their page was the Charlie Brown/Wu-Tang mash-up that has become one of my favorite 3am impulse purchases. Beyond that they do some great classic designs that cater to any mixologist or cocktail enthusiast ranging from the Angostura bitters bottle to the classic “Cocktails & Dreams” sign from Cocktail. Another great note about these guys is that their pins go towards funding different charities including an organization that is working to get power back in Puerto Rico.
This company out of southern Florida continues to pump out some seriously bad ass pins. Their brilliant combination of vivid colors and clean metal tones makes these pins really pop in any collection. And the dark theming with the skulls, weapons and BDSM sexual fantasies are a great addition to put next to your Pokemon gym badge pins.
Jacksonville based pin-makers Pinobi make some fantastic cocktail culture pins worthy of any alcoholics collection. Their killer Star Wars themed jigger, strainer, and stir spoons make me fantasize about a Blue Milk cocktail from Tatooine. Not to mention all of their subtle classic cocktail pun pins like the Sidecar pin and the Moscow Mule. If you love your booze these are some great pins to add to your collection.
Hope you all enjoyed another pin post by the team here at Skillderness. Despite the groans from my bank account, I know I had a blast looking writing this post!