Music fans worldwide recognize the feeling of growing an emotional relationship and intense admiration for their favorite artists. Two artists that resonate with a large portion of the music community are Joshua Dun and Tyler Joseph, aka Twenty One Pilots.
One of the problems that comes with being a member of a large fanbase is merchandise. Often times the amount of merchandise sold by the artists themselves includes limited patterns, sizes, and stock. During my search for exclusive and unique merchandise, I came across the shops and sites mentioned below. I believe this short compilation of my findings will prove helpful for a great deal of you.
Stay Strange Studio
Shay, a future attendee of the University of Guelph to study studio art, is the owner of StayStrangeStudio on Etsy. Shay uses her shop to promote creativity and recognition of art icons. They state, “Icons like David Bowie, Vincent Van Gogh, and Warhol were all considered strange in their time, but now we’ve come to realize that ‘strange’ can be synonymous with innovative or inspiring. Everyone has a little (or a lot of) strange inside them, and that personal flair should be fed instead of pushed down.” Their shop offers a wide variety of enamel pins featuring the likes of Josh and Tyler among many others.
Keys and Memories
Elizabeth from Tulsa, Oklahoma prefers to use typewriter keys, vintage silverware, and watch parts to form her crafts. She loves “treasure hunting for items to repurpose into jewelry.
The harder to find, the more fun.” Her shop is titled KeysandMemories and in it she provides beautiful silver bracelets featuring Twenty One Pilots lyrics such as “the few, the proud, and the emotional” from their hit “Fairly Local”.
Cassie, owner, creator, and customer service of PolarizePrints offers handmade Joshua Dun stickers for Twenty One Pilots fans. The sticker pack features Josh sporting red and blue hair. Among those she also offers Melanie Martinez, The 1975, and space stickers. Cassie says she created the shop to “allow others to have ways to express themselves that others can see on the items they use every day.”
Crop Shop is a small workshop where unique vinyl clocks are born. It all started when Laurynas (30 years) and Zilvinas (25 years) met at the same job interview. Neither of them got the job, but they met each other and started talking about ideas for future. Laurynas had this great idea about this kind of clocks and Zilvinas had experience on how to help his new friend with marketing. The two offer a wide array of clocks inspired by music, TV, movies, vehicle’s, love, scenery, hobbies, and sports. They no longer offer the specific Twenty One Pilots clock I intended to reference in this article but they do currently offer a drum set carving among other musical instruments and they accept custom orders which is ideal for having a one of a kind Twenty One Pilots clock.
Lizz Lodwick (owner, creator, and photographer) takes a unique approach to grunge fashion with her shop HLBootique. Lizz states, “I’m currently attending Kent State University’s Fashion Merchandising program and I am so in awe at the things people do here, I decided to do something too. I started this little store in July 2015, customizing flannels, and it’s slowly starting to be something.” Her flannels all display a lyric from a Twenty One Pilot’s song on the back and come in a variety of sizes and colors. You can also place a custom order to assure you get a flannel handmade just for you.