Custom chrome-plated Zippo™ Lighter, and 3/4" enamel pin.
etched on both sides
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The last time I worked with Zippo lighters, I made designs that were intended specifically for that medium, and was able to weave a deeply personal and/or...idk...bit more precious web around them. It turned into a statement project. And I loved that project. And you seemed to like it too.
This time around, however, I wanted to just have fun, and so I took a few of my existing character-based designs and paired them with some of my more conversational/conversation-starting epithets and—yep—lighters.
My understanding of people who smoke is that they're constantly finding themselves on porches and patios and balconies and rooftops and in doorways together and when the chat about who has the smokes and who has a light and who's trying to quit and who's going to hate having to get up early to go to work tomororw is over, that maybe they'd like to ponder a sweet little slice of existential nihilism and maybe all they need is a nudge in that direction via a friendly ghost. Or a queen of a robot. Or of an unknowable shadow.
It's a theory, sure. Let's see if it holds any water.
These are the authentic thing and deeply etched on both sides and (new!) on the flip-side of the spine for an added littel griptape effect.
This design—Construct—pairs a bored little chibi Leliel (the eleventh angel, duh) with a haiku I wrote specifically to put on a knife that I carry with me everywhere. My theory (about the poem) would be that it would protect me from myself: how could I ever get my feelings hurt if I always remembered that my feelings were something borne of something else that was just make-believe in the first place. It actually helped. Leliel—the one you see—is actually not a thing at all (as any fairly astute NGE fan will hopefully tell you) and so I felt that they (tsk pronouns, you thems) would go together nicely.
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