Meet the Maker: Pintrill
How did your company get started?
Founded in the Spring of 2014, PINTRILL is a pin accessory and lifestyle brand based out of Brooklyn, New York. We create pin designs that are inspired by popular culture icons and sayings -- anything ranging from emoji designs, popular sayings, fun memes, and more.
PINTRILL creates pins through a considered design process, immortalizing pop culture moments with razor-sharp wit. The result: wearable iconography that captures the zeitgeist of our time with a sense of humor and self-awareness.
The brand was born when our co-founder and president, Jordan Roschwalb had an idea to create a brand that offered unisex and one size pieces to anyone an everyone. Inspired by his childhood and pin collection that he had from family trips, museums, etc., he wanted to bring pins back into popular culture.
We work with a wide range of designers, artists, and brands who share our overarching goal of capturing the language, symbols, and spirit of the current cultural landscape. There’s a pin (at least one) for everyone and there’s never been a better time to wear your emotions, favorite emoji, or pop culture preferences on your sleeve.
In addition to the pins that we have created and designs that we’ve come up with, we have also gathered a massive collection of unique vintage pins that are sold in our online shop. The collection has come from all over the U.S., and has been picked from various vintage and antique shops, as well as estate sales. We pride ourselves on creating items made from the highest quality materials.
You've collaborated with many artists such as DJ Mustard and Major Lazer. Any upcoming collaborations?
Yes, we always have new collaborations coming out -- some of our ongoing collaborations include creating pins with artists such as Baron Von Fancy and Naturel. If you follow us on social (@pintrill), you'll always be in the know about what we have coming up!
What is a creative way to wear a pin?
There are so many ways to wear a pin - no right or wrong answers. One of the creative ways to wear a pin, includes our Mini Pins that we released earlier this year. The Mini Pins are really great because they are so small, you can really accessorize with a bunch at a time.
To learn more about Pintrill, you can find them here:
Company Website: pintrill.com
Based in: Brooklyn, NY (Our flagship store is in Williamsburg at 231 Grand Street)
Social links: IG, Facebook + Twitter: @pintrill