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.

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New Legend of Zelda Buttons

“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

Legend of Zelda ButtonsNew pin-back buttons from Pink Toe Press.

Confession time: I’m a Gamer Girl. I really love video games and have an especially soft soft-spot for the Legend of Zelda franchise. I still remember the day that my parents got me a Gameboy that came with the Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening game cartridge. I was completely unable to put the game down for days, captivated by the characters and puzzles. After that came my first love, the Nintendo 64. My siblings and I didn’t leave the house for days and we barely slept or ate. All we did was play Mario Kart or similar racing games for hours and hours. But then…Then came the Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. I must have logged 100’s of hours on that game. I could go on and on. But… “Hey Listen!”


Hylian Shield Buttons

The Hylian Shield buttons are a fun new addition to Pink Toe Press.

That brings me from the true topic of this post…Pink Toe Press’ newest addition: Retro Zelda Hylian Shield Buttons. With designs drawn by yours-truly and made into 1-inch pin-back buttons, they are the perfect addition to your bomb bag or tunic! I currently have designs from Link’s Awakening and a Link to the Past as well as the Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. Each shield was hand-drawn and colored. They were a lot of fun for me to make and I look forward to making similar projects again in the near future! Stay tuned!

Here is a sneak peek of some of the new items you’ll be able to find at Pink Toe Press:

Legend of Zelda Shields

Can you guess what these are?

Are you…STUCK?

(they’re stickers…coming soon!)

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.

3-D, Artwork, Embroidery, Events & Shows, Fiber Arts, Jewelery, New Artwork, Photography, Sewing

Something Old, Something NEW

I’m creating in HIGH GEAR for the Renegade Craft Fair this next month. I’ve been making lots of new things and new versions of old favorites. Here is a selection of some of the pieces and products I will be selling at the Fair!

Art on Display

Some of the artwork that will be available at the Renegade Craft Fair LOS ANGELES:

Everything shown is made by Page Redford and is made in Burbank, CA.

From Top to Bottom:

Vinyl Letters: Hand painted letters on old vinyl records!

Paper Pendants: Necklaces made from paper!

Pin-Back Buttons: Assorted designs including retro, original artwork, patterns, vintage ads, and more! Available individually or in 2-packs or 4-packs!

Embroidery: Assorted designs and sizes. All awesome and HAND SEWN!

Postcards:  Assorted designs, available in individual or multi-packs

Greeting Cards: Assorted designs, sold with envelope in a clear pack.

And now for my NEWEST products, the ButTONES!

ButTones Pin-back ButtonsPin-back buttons inspired by the Pantone paint chips. Fun colors with fun names that you can match to your wardrobe or favorite bag. Various colors…I’m rocking the “Dolphin Orange” as I type! Soon to be available in my ETSY SHOP and at PINKTOEPRESS (dot) COM as buttons and soon to be made in to magnets for your fridge or locker (or car!). They will also be available at the Renegade Craft Fair. :-)