Launched in 2014, Pintrill was able to not only capitalize on the burgeoning pin trend but also saw success because of it ability to provide on point, humorous commentary on pop culture. Recently the Brooklyn-based brand launched a pin pack titled “Recap 2016,” a collection of four pins illustrating the most viral subjects thus far this year.
They are as follows:
The “Damn Daniel” video went viral because of the much-repeated phrase as stated admiringly by Daniel’s friend Josh, who was commenting on his friend’s white Vans. According to Josh, “It is kind of a big deal at our school to step on anyone’s new shoes, especially white shoes. That was the idea behind the video. The video was pointing out that he was being risky for wearing white Vans.”
Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album and HBO short film of the same name created a crazy viral stir, largely over the song “Sorry,” and whether the lyrics “Becky with the good hair,” were a reference to her husband, Jay-Z, cheating.
Kanye West garnered a pin in part for managing to stay in the news all year through his collaborative efforts with Adidas, along with his Life of Pablo album and its accompanying crazed-fan pop-up shops, though surely the blue-eyed version of Ye is a reference to the contacts he wore as part of his Met Gala outfit, a look he referred to as “Vibes.”
The PinTrill “Panda, Panda, Panda” pin of course is a tribute to the massive come up of Brooklyn rapper Desiigner, whose Future-sounding single, “Panda,” has been one of this year’s biggest hits (so hot Vogue even included it in a swimsuit lookbook video), a level of popularity that led to the rapper being signed to G.O.O.D music label.
All four pins together are priced at $55 and are now available for purchase on Pintrill.com.