Say it with a pin
Ever since I first discovered Irish designer Fintan Wall, I always look forward to seeing what he is comes up with next. Our emails usually go as follows,
Me- Anything I should know about?
Fintan- Well, I have designed these...*
*attached images of new work ...Inevitably this new work is hilarious.
The first time I laid eyes on the Notions Hate Heart Pin, I was in the shop, with customers peacefully dandering around, until I made the loudest laugh/snort. I love the word notions, it totally sums up the character of someone in one word! So to have this on a pin was comedy gold. Fintan has followed this up a number of other pins in the Hate Heart series(a play on the Love Heart sweets). These include, Not today Satan, Can't Even, Basic and lastly the Geebag Pin
The most recent additions to his range are the I carried a Water Melon,* name that movie... I'm embarrassed for you if you don't know. I loved that movie, (shout out to the girls I had around for my birthday slumber party when I was 13 and we watched it on repeat on VHS #rewindthattape #thestruggle)
But in these times after 6 weeks of isolation and a re-emergence of some sort on the horizon, I want to suggest that Fintan's Ridebag Pin is the pin we all need. After weeks of Covid snacking and bad hair, we all could do with a Ridebag pin ego boost ;)