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Mechanical Error

Mechanical Error

Proudly show your disdain for the horror that is artificial intelligence created "art" by wearing a statement making enamel pin designed by an actual human being.
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Pintopia 2023

This project is part of Pintopia 2023, which runs from January 17th - February 7th 2023. Learn more →

100% of proceeds will go to actual humans

In the war of man vs machine, machines have got to go. The pen is mightier than the sword but a pencil through the skull is pretty potent. Help me, a human, dismantle artificial intelligence in the art world. Or at least let people know where you stand. Imagine being on the side of the machines? How silly! Be a human and get all three pins! 


Keeping this project simple will be the key to a quick turnaround! The short story is you should have your pins within 3 months of the campaign funding as a conservative estimate. Less than 2 months after isn't out of the question but I wouldn't bet the farm on it. 

Shipping costs will be added to all orders post campaign to keep costs as accurate and low as possible.

Domestic shipping should be around $5. International shipping can really vary by country but expect to pay anywhere from $7 to $14. 

Once the campaign is successful and completed the manufacturing process can begin immediately. The factory already has the correct digital files and the entire process could be as quick as 45 days. Once I have all the pins in hand, and they're confirmed to be perfect quality, they'll start shipping out nearly immediately. 

Nick is a real human being that doesn't appreciate what's happening with artificial intelligence created images.

In addition to being grumpy, Nick spends his days making art for some of your favorite cartoon shows! He's currently on Invincible and has previously helped out with Midnight Gospel, Rick and Morty, Animals, Central Park, and much more.

Once night hits, Nick starts making art for games! He's the sole artist at Lay Waste Games, makers of high quality board games.

If that wasn't enough, Nick also illustrates all sorts of other things. His work can be seen here.


This project is participating in Pintopia 2023 —  a series of 20 small-scale enamel pin projects from a diverse group of creators collectively launching on Crowdfunding by BackerKit. All Pintopia projects will be LIVE from January 17th at 10 AM PST until February 7th at 1 PM PST.

Since there are so many awesome projects participating in Pintopia, we can’t imagine you’ll choose just one. As a thank-you to those that back multiple projects, BackerKit will be shipping out limited edition pins including some amazing creator-collab pins for FREE to those that reach the following milestones:

A limited edition pin from BackerKit
Let’s make sure each and every Pintopia project gets 100% funded!

A limited edition collaboration pin designed by
Jason Furie (Movie Moths) x Katie Bacigalupi (History of Floral Fads)

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AsherBee (Gourmet Ghoulfriends) x Liquid 90s (90s Starter Pack)

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If you back this many Pintopia projects you deserve a gold trophy!

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