I saw a movie last night about a teenager with her school bag full of pinback buttons and remembered my own days as a teenager as well as the people who sell pin buttons downtown here in Bucharest.
Looking at pinback buttons on Zazzle, I noticed that, not surprisingly, many of them are political, having to do with the Obama campaign of 2012. I then looked up pinback buttons on Wikipedia and learned that button badges have appeared on the political stage in the US in 1789, during the first presidential inauguration of George Washington. I found this information on other sites as well. What surprises me is that political buttons weren’t first used on the campaign trail.
In any event, these first button badges were either sewn to a coat lapel or worn as pendants. But this article is not about political buttons. Instead, I’ll be showing you some buttons in the Cool category on Zazzle. Of course, cool is a matter of taste. Some of them are more funny or cute than cool. Hard to say what cool is, really. There are many “Cool Story, Bro. Tell it Again” buttons. I suppose these fit the category description to a T. And yet I’ve seen this statement so much on Zazzle buttons and elsewhere online that its coolness factor may have lost its currency.
I haven't sold any of these but looking at them has certainly put a smile on my face now and then :) I remember a party in that film, but did it have black lights?
Mira, Cool buttons, sis! Show them again ;-D! Your section on black lights and glows in the dark makes me think of the party scene in The Theory of Everything film that I've reviewed about Stephen Hawking.
Thank you, ologsinquito. My favorite button badge right now is the cartoon eyes one. Am thinking of ordering it next time I shop at Zazzle. Which reminds me I need to put up some more designs. I don't like their new look (but will have to get used to it:) and also didn't have the time. Anyway, thanks for your comment!:)
These are so cute. My husband likes this sort of stuff.
Yeah, cartoon buttons are fun. I wish there were more self-adhesive buttons around. I always have notebooks to decorate ;-). Will have to see if you can design some at Zazzle.
Love the cartoon buttons, they are cool. As a teenager, I really would have loved to collect them - had they been available.
Right, those awareness or take a stand buttons are great. What were your buttons about when you were a teenager?:)
I wish I had kept all my buttons from my teen days. True, they were mostly "taking a stand" types of buttons. It's fun having some non-political buttons, too.
I agree that teenagers don't cover the whole of their bags with these buttons as they used to, but they're still around. I like their retro cool myself. Thanks for visiting, Elias!
There was a time when it was trendy to wear these pin buttons. Nice colection, Mira. The nerd cat is my favorite though!