Graphic Design, Typography

Manicule: Pointing the Way

I know they say it’s impolite to point, but I couldn’t help myself!

Pink Toe Press Manicule Button

Now available at Pink Toe Press’ Etsy Shop are Manicule Buttons. Also called the Index, Pointing Hand, or Bishop’s Fist, these typographic symbols were very important in printing from the 12th century to the 18th century. In the 18th through the 20th century, they became more widely used in directional signage than in printed books. With increased popularity of the typewriter, they became less used as they were too wide for typewriter keys. Never out of favor, they are still popular today, especially among typography lovers. They are my favorite symbol after my beloved Ampersand.

Used in a similar fashion to bullets to bring attention to passages, these iconic symbols will catch everyone’s eye. These buttons are a great way to show your love of typography or to bring attention to yourself or a detail on your wardrobe. Made from antique woodblock and letterpress Manicule symbols. Available in 2-packs or 4-packs; Left or Right facing.

Artwork, buttons, etsy shop, Graphic Design, Typography

Colorful New Pin-back Buttons from Pink Toe Press

Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons in Progress

Do you have a favorite color that you wish you could take everywhere with you? Enter Pink Toe Press‘ NEW “Pink ToeN” (said “Pink Tone”) Pin-Back Buttons! These portable color swatches will brighten up your day in an instant.

Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons

These pin-back buttons are a lovely addition to any tote bag, jacket, dress, or backpack. They come in a multitude of original colors that are unique to Pink Toe Press. Many of the codes have special meanings behind them too! A fun way to color-match with your favorite colors.

Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons

And with fun AUTUMN colors like Granny Smith, Ron Burgundy, Taro, and Mellow Yellow, you are sure to be a hit amongst the well-read and cultured. Other fun colors include Jungle Book, Teal the Deal, and so many more!

Colorful Pink Toe Press Buttons

Currently available in 4-Packs and 6-Packs, these also make great gifts. They come in complimenting colors like the SORBET 6-Pack above. What more could you ask for? Pick up a pack of Pink ToeN Pin-Back Buttons Today! Other projects involving the custom Pink ToeN colors are in the works, so please stay tuned for more news!

Artwork, buttons, New Artwork

For the Love of Buttons

You all know by now that I love pin-back buttons, right? I’ve been designing a zillion more 1-inch pin-back buttons for sale online in my Etsy Shop and for retailers that carry my Pink Toe Press items. I’ve been making most designs available as individual buttons and in fun designer packs. The packs are the best way to go because they group like buttons together. There are a bunch of new button packs available in my Etsy Shop! Check them out!

New Button Assortment
Assorted 1-inch pin-back buttons. Great new designs!!!

New Button Assortment
A close-up of the buttons. Ain’t nothin’ better than new buttons!

Stay tuned for more info on button packs and some NEW TOTE BAGS that I now have available!!! I can’t wait to start putting buttons on jackets, tote bags, etc. Now available in my Etsy Shop!

Artwork, etsy shop

Revenge of the 5th!

Today is May Fifth! Now I know some of you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, but I am also celebrating…

Star Wars Buttons: Empire
It’s the Revenge of the FIFTH! https://www.etsy.com/listing/180850513/star-wars-empire-pinback-button-pack-of

Star Wars: Empire Buttons are available in my Etsy Shop!!! Celebrate your dark side with a button featuring everyone’s favorite Sith Lord, Darth Vader.