Nickelodeon Artists Design Pins Inspired by Iconic Nick Shows, Sold Exclusively at San Diego Comic-Con 2018
Imagine bringing your childhood obsession or your favorite cartoon to life in pin form, and then having it sold as an exclusive, limited-edition collectible at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) to thousands of adoring fans. That’s what happened when Nickelodeon Animation artists based out of the Burbank, California studio competed in the office’s first-ever SDCC Enamel Pin Design Contest.
From art directors to production coordinators to interns, Nickelodeon animation artists created and submitted more than 100 designs for vibrant enamel pins to be sold at Nickelodeon’s popular booth on the SDCC show floor.
Here are the six winners whose designs Nick selected for manufacturing:
Morgan Bell, Production Assistant, Shimmer and Shine
Cynthia Avila, Production Coordinator, Rise of the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles
Rachel Forman, Script Coordinator, Shimmer and Shine
Colton Davis, Production Assistant, SpongeBob SquarePants
Kate Coffey, 3D Environmental Artist, Amusement Park
Samantha Armiger, Production Assistant, Nickelodeon Animation Culture and Digital Community
See each winning pin below:
The designs focused on six Nick properties that would be featured at this year’s SDCC booth and activations: Rugrats, Double Dare, INVADER ZIM, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and Nick’s newest series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the first episode of which will debut following this Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Sports awards.
“Nickelodeon wanted to celebrate these iconic properties in a fun and creative way at SDCC,” said Armiger. “The contest gave employees the opportunity be part of the artistic process for a massive tentpole event. It was a great way for Nickelodeon employees to showcase our talents to our peers.”
Nick will only produce 250 of each pin and will sell them exclusively at the Nickelodeon SDCC booth, where they will be displayed alongside a photo and bio of each designer. Make sure to stop by and see them if you’re there…and grab one while you still can.
Along with the one-of-a-kind pins, Nickelodeon’s booth will have a host of branded collectibles to stock up on: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figurines of Raph, Leo, Donnie and Mikey; a vibrant Lisa Frank Spongebob Pouch; a Hey Arnold! Helga Bobblehead and more.
And Comedy Central is celebrating South Park‘s 22nd season (set to premiere this fall) at CCSD with “Cartman’s Escape Room” and other South Park activations, including a “Member Berries Challenge,” letting fans of the iconic cartoon get up close and personal with the characters of the beloved show (which happens to be cable’s longest-running primetime scripted series).
San Diego Comic-Con will be held July 19-22 at the San Diego Convention Center.