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WORD FOR WORD
purveyor of colorful language + goods

We are an artist-run accessories & stationery brand offering buttons, pins, prints & greeting cards that can start a conversation, or casually avoid one.

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.

As a working artist in Los Angeles, 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 enamel pins and art prints, with a focus on pinback buttons in bold colors with…

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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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wordforwordfactory
Enamel pins, pinback buttons & greeting cards

About

WORD FOR WORD
purveyor of colorful language + goods

We are an artist-run accessories & stationery brand offering buttons, pins, prints & greeting cards that can start a conversation, or casually avoid one.

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.

As a working artist in Los Angeles, 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 enamel pins and art prints, with a focus on pinback buttons in bold colors with practical phrases.

My studio is small and I run the show (with "cat help"). All of our buttons 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. Consider these buttons your analog status updates, and let them do the talking for you.

ENAMEL PINS
High quality hard and soft enamel lapel pins, made in limited artist editions.
Keep an eye out for new releases in late 2015 and early 2016!

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

PANTONE POEM PRINTS
A series of artist prints of "invented" paint chip color names that read as darkly humorous color poems. Originally designed in 2004, they've been updated to reflect current pop-culture references. 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.

MAGNET SETS
Get some of your favorite Social Alert Buttons as magnets!
An array of Food & Drink themed magnet sets are also available.

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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