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Rick And Morty Portal

As Badgly was starting, there was it became very clear that the Instagram pin aficionados had a strong interest in Adult Swim's animated comedy Rick & Morty.  The show revolves around a brilliant, but fatally flawed scientist and his equally flawed, but not so brilliant grandson. With their portal gun, they go on many pan-dimensional escapades, challenging social norms and just generally breaking things. To move between time, space and dimensions, the portal gun us used to open a portal so they can walk through.  The portal badge pays homage to Rick and Morty.

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Flags of the World

The Flags of the World series came to me when considering the international night at Elementary school, looking for ways to provide both a memento of the day, but also a way to get national flags visible throughout the day. Fortunately, the Emoji One 2.2.7 series is a nice license for the assets and is in the perfect shape for badges.  Due to the complexity of the flag designs, we ultimately chose to make these as flat 3 mm thick disks that look awesome. One unfortunate side effect of creating flags is that until you have the United Nations created, you will always have...

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Alyssa Harris' Dogs

Alyssa is the first guest designer that has contributed to Badgly.  This is the back story to the Alyssa Harris Dog Series. My mother has a rental business that is particularly friendly to furkids, as she calls them.  As we were finding our feet, she saw the potential for guest gifts with dog fridge magnets to give her customers a memento.  Looking around for ideas I came across an aspiring student's project effort on Professional Dog Icons at Vector Path, they were exactly what I was looking for. So I reached out to Alyssa, and she was fine for the...

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Dolly Parton Rainbow Magnets Backstory

One of our children's teachers absolutely loves Dolly Parton, the classroom sage is Dolly Parton. The teacher's laptop has a WWDD (What Would Dolly Do) sticker on it.   So what better to way to give the teacher an awesome Christmas gift in the form of a rainbow of Dolly Parton magnets.  These magnets will be at home on the whiteboard at school, or on the refrigerator at home.   Check out our Dolly Parton Rainbow collection, available in Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet.  Available with either magnet backing or pin backing similar to enamel pins.

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