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.