FASHION / HANDLETTERING

HIBRID FLAIR IS HERE!

03.30.16

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About a month ago, I posted about design trends and flair, mentioning that I was going to design my own pin and IT’S HERE! I am hoping that this is the first of many pin designs for HIBRID. I brainstormed so many design ideas, and they are STILL flowing in, but I wanted something bold, simple, and fun. So for all you girl bosses, guy bosses, kid bosses, former bosses, etc, here’s a fun pin for you!

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It’s always so fun and exciting when your work is transformed into a new form and/or product! This process was really fun for me as well. I started by researching what current pins were out there, and there are some really awesome ones. I also did a little bit of studying about the different kinds of pins. There are a couple different kinds, but the two main ones are hard enamel pins, and soft enamel pins. With hard enamel, the colored enamel is filled and raised to the same height as the metal, leaving a smooth surface to the touch. With soft enamel, the enamel sits a little bit below the metal, appearing recessed and leaving a more detailed 3-dimensional look.

 

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I worked with Valley Cruise Press to produce my pins and they were amazing! They were so helpful, informative, and prompt to deliver a gorgeous final product to me. When it came to selecting colors, I couldn’t decide between black/gold or white/gold, so we went with both!

 

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Black/gold and white/gold also carried itself into the process of each pin card design. I had 4 different options which you can see here, and #4 ended up being the winner, which I am very happy with!

 

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You can shop this new flair here, in the HIBRID Shop: BOSS Lapel Pin and tag your Instagram photos with #HIBRIDFlair !

Lastly, I want to thank all of you who helped me out and gave your thoughts and opinions when I asked over and over. I really, REALLY appreciate it! You. Are. The. BEST!!!

 

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