mono series : uhgood
old memories, late night ponderings. melancholy
designed in 2018: One of the lyrics of uhgood that really stood out to me was the ‘all I need is me’ and all you need is you.’ Which I still stick to my rule of thumb, which is in order to better yourself, you must first understand yourself. It’s also a casual reminder that solitude isn’t necessarily being ‘lonely’ and that it’s ok with being alone sometimes. As humans, we are social creatures so we often shun the concept of being ‘alone’ as something negative, but from an introvert perspective, being alone can also simply just mean to recharge oneself. The whale is a tribute to Whalien52’s motif of a lonely lonely whale and it represents the loneliness one can feel during self discovery, so I wanted to in a sense show the embracing of oneself/embracing loneliness and being content with who you are- hence the reaching out to ‘embrace’ so to speak, those times of solitude that we might find ourselves in. (It was originally supposed to be a whale constellation, but I decided it looked too boxy so I got rid of the stars that formed the whale shape)
This design and everythingoes were the two hardest pins in the set design wise. Mainly because I wasn’t sure how to accurately portray how I processed the songs and how I felt about them but also retaining and keeping in line with the other pins design-wise. Fun fact about this design was that I originally had something similar concept to the final version, scrapped it, thought of something else, then Namjoon decided to upload that Kim Daily photo which was ironically pretty much almost the same as my original design, so I just thought welp this is fate, and went back to draft 1. (Can I also just say that that photo of Namjoon is just gorgeous)
- 2.8 inches tall (2 inches per side)
- Hard Enamel with silver plating
- All pins them come with a moon charm at the bottom which have individual phases of the moon depending on the song.
[ about the series ] : The main inspiration behind this pin series was my love for the playlist mono. by BTS' RM (Joon) Most of the designs are based off of things that I took from each song on my first listen though along with with a lot of heavy influences from Kim Daily. The design sketch process started back in October 2018, and I finished in Jan 2019! This series and playlist in general mean a lot to me, so I’m super excited to share this project with everyone and I hope you guys enjoy them as much as much as I do!
Please read my grading guide before purchasing as these pins are extremely heavy in detail! Shipping increases based off weight & will increase based off of number of pins ordered!