Friday, October 15, 2010

Arkham Sanitarium Update

The lapel pins finally arrived yesterday and they look awesome. Now that everything is in hand I've started mailing out the complete prop sets to patrons in order of their initial donation to the Arkham Sanitarium project. Twenty packages are already in the mail, and at least that many should go out today.

Here's a look at what you'll be receiving:

Each set includes 1 embroidered patch, 1 enamel lapel pin, 1 Moleskine-style pocket notebook, 5 postcards (the two Sanitarium cards and three extras from previous projects), and 2 patient file folders.

Here's an extreme closeup of the lapel pin. For something that is only 1" across the level of detail is remarkable.

Out of all the items in the set the pin is my favorite. Despite the delays in it's manufacturing the final product is absolutely outstanding.


Blaarp said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That is all I can say!

Propnomicon said...

@ Blaarp

Thanks. It significantly exceeded my expectations.

elmo iscariot said...

That pin is just...

It's really outstanding. Far, far above and beyond.

Raven said...

Between the slightly dark colors (even the yellow), and the enamel not filling the metal but leaving deep valleys with shining points at the peaks, the whole effect in that lighting is just slightly disquieting, unnerving, edgy in a Cronenberg-movie sort of way, if you know what I mean.

Which is to say, it has exactly the effect it should have.

Needs to be worn in an interview by Richard O'Brien in his Shock Treatment asylum doctor garb, thick glasses reflecting intense pinlights back into the camera, the same lights bouncing off all the metal edges of the pin. Sublimely uncomfortable.

drjon said...

A Thing of Beauty.

dr. hypercube said...

Received mine yesterday - gorgeous work. I (proudly) wore the pin to a reading last night!