duncan shotton's hand-painted planet pins bring outer-space to your office

duncan shotton's hand-painted planet pins bring outer-space to your office


prepare to add a bit of outer-space to your office with duncan shotton’s latest quirky creation — planet pins. the set of hand-painted solar system stationery includes eight extraterrestrial shapes, each painstakingly brush painted by hand in tokyo and assembled into serial-numbered, polished-acrylic display cases. complementing the main set are single, concrete-cast moon pins, which feature realistic astronomical craters on their surface.

the pins are assembled into serial-numbered, polished-acrylic display cases



currently seeking funding on kickstarter, ‘planet pins’ include: mercury in metallic silver; venus in metallic gold; earth painted blue and green; mars in flat red; jupiter painted yellow, rich orange and translucent orange; saturn in yellow with a metallic silver ring; uranus in a deep, metallic blue with a metallic silver ring; and neptune in blue and translucent, iridescent white. ‘soon after the first rough sketch of planet pins landed on a page,’ shotton says, ‘we started to get excited about how badass it would be to hold the entire solar system in the palm of your hand.’

prepare to add a bit of outer-space to your office



for the single moon pins, shotton has printed the flag of the USA on the card insert behind each orb, making it look as if it’s placed in the iconic extraterrestrial setting. each of the tiny astronomical bodies are cast by hand in concrete by taiwanese artisans himi and yao, who shotton met while exhibiting together at the designboom mart back in 2014! discover more about the kickstarter campaign and ‘planet pins’ here

the set includes eight extraterrestrial shapes

complementing the main set are single, concrete-cast moon pins

shotton has printed the flag of the USA on the card insert behind each orb

a realistic display of tiny astronomical craters features on the moons’ surface

each pin is painstakingly brush painted by hand in tokyo

first moldings and color experiments

product information and labeling 



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