Twiddle Lapel Pin


Twiddle is a local band from Castleton, Vermont. And if you live in the Northeast, it’s highly likely that you know of them. Twiddle music is best described as improvisational jam-rock.  The band –which mixes reggae, funk, jazz, bluegrass and classical — was started by four students at Castleton State in southern Vermont in 2004. They reached success quickly in Castleton, toured the northeast, and produced a number of original songs, all before the members became upperclassmen.

The band seems to push  a philosophy of friendliness and positivity and the fan base has embraced it. In addition, they have very unique designs when it comes to their swag, which they sell at the concerts and festivals they play. Which leads us to the ‘Franken Foot’ pin project. Knowing that this was no ordinary band, we knew  that this would be no ordinary pin order.  But we were up for the challenge. Our staff member Brent Jarvis was the contact for Twiddle on the implementation of their pin. The pin itself is was very stylized and unique (see picture above). He had this to say about the process:

 “Our hard enamel lapel pins, also known as Cloisonné pins or epola pins, are some of our highest quality and most popular pins.   For this particular design, a special glow in the dark enamel was used as the outlines of the ‘monster’ or ‘Franken Foote if you’re familiar with band Twiddle.  After holding in the direct sunlight outside for about 30 seconds, ttwiddle-652x367he pin was taken into a dark room and photographed to show it’s luminosity.   A very eye catching and different approach to pins!”

These pins are, indeed, eyecatching. According to their fan base – who call themselves Twidiots – they are certainly on board when it comes to buying up fun swag. Because Twiddle makes the effort to stay fresh  with their designs and merchandise,  their pins and hats are highly sought after at festivals.

Needless to say, it was an enjoyable and fun project for us to be involved in. We are always up for the challenge of creativity and helping our clients realize the full potential of a lapel pin. If you have a fun project or an idea or design you’d like to kick up a creative notch. Let us know! We’re here to help.