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WORD FOR WORD
purveyor of colorful language + goods

Life is often strange and mundane at the same time. Day in and day out we communicate with friends, family, co-workers and strangers with varying levels of success. WORD FOR WORD helps fill the space in-between with products that are practical, funny, and sincere.

I’m Nicole, a working artist in Los Angeles, and I started WORD FOR WORD as a side project of my studio, making greeting cards from hardware store paint chips. In the last few years, I’ve honed the focus and expanded the line to include prints, magnets, and printed greeting cards, with a focus on pinback buttons in bold colors with fun, functional, and ef-ed up phrases.

My studio is small and I run the show. All of our buttons and magnets are designed…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 6
  • Joined August 30, 2008

Favorite materials

words, wit, color, and vintage cat photographs

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About

WORD FOR WORD
purveyor of colorful language + goods

Life is often strange and mundane at the same time. Day in and day out we communicate with friends, family, co-workers and strangers with varying levels of success. WORD FOR WORD helps fill the space in-between with products that are practical, funny, and sincere.

I’m Nicole, a working artist in Los Angeles, and I started WORD FOR WORD as a side project of my studio, making greeting cards from hardware store paint chips. In the last few years, I’ve honed the focus and expanded the line to include prints, magnets, and printed greeting cards, with a focus on pinback buttons in bold colors with fun, functional, and ef-ed up phrases.

My studio is small and I run the show. All of our buttons and magnets are designed and hand-pressed in-house by my two hands, as are our artist prints, which are designed and printed in small batches.

Here is the rundown of what we offer:

SOCIAL ALERT BUTTONS
These best sellers are hand-pressed 1.25” pinback buttons in bold colors with straightforward text. There’s one for all the life situations you might find yourself in, be they physical or psychological. Pin them on your bag, your sweater, your jacket, or your hat. We've all gotta get offline sometimes- consider these buttons your analog status updates.

PANTONE POEM PRINTS
A series of artist prints of "invented" paint chip color names that read as darkly humorous color poems. They look rad framed, and are the perfect gift for a friend with a favorite color & a pop culture sense of humor. If you don't see the color gradation you're looking for in the shop, send me a message. There are 18 color swatch poems available.

DYNAMIC DUO PRINTS
Some things just go well together, not always pretty, but always pretty satisfying:
Cats & Sweatpants
Ice Cream & Indica
TV & Take-Out
Cookies & Kung Fu
Let these prints be your daily cheerleader, promoting an enjoyable, yet non-photogenic, lifestyle.

MAGNET SETS
Food and Drink themed color block 4-pack magnet sets.

QUESTIONS
You’ve got questions? Drop me a line!
If an item appears to be sold out, or you’d like to order multiples, or anything of the sort, by all means please send me a note. I'd love to hear from you, and help out.

WHOLESALE + CUSTOM ORDERS
Wholesale, bulk and custom inquiries are welcome
Drop me a note, or visit WORD FOR WORD on EtsyWholesale

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