As an update to my older post about Hamilton-themed office supplies, here are some additional office supplies available!
My office still boasts a Hamilton bobblehead and the mini-bust that I got a few years ago! Some newer supplies and office decorations are now on the market, including:
Alexander Hamilton Notebook (from the Signature Notebook Series)- Leather-bound notebook with Hamilton’s quotes. The product description states: “Alexander Hamilton is arguably one of the most inspiring—if not the most significant—of our Founding Fathers, and today, Hamilton’s legacy of brilliance still rewards us all. His defense and advocacy of the Constitution continue to shape our political discourse, and his profound impact on our then-fledging nation was accomplished largely through the power of his written word. Now you can put pen to paper in your very own Alexander Hamilton Signature Notebook, and let his words encourage and inspire you as you record your daily musings.” It is available from Target from $9.87.
Blue Hamilton Mousepad- The Alex in Blue mousepad is a nonstick blue mousepad with a rubber backing. Available from Cafe Press for $9.99.
Alexander Hamilton Statue Sculpture Figurine- This 13 inch figurine is made of cold cast resin with a bronze powder finish and is available from Amazon for $56.25.
Alexander Hamilton Glass Paperweight- made of tempered glass with a felted base. The product description states that it is “an enduring inspiration and reminder of personal commitment and excellence. A visable symbol of Americas rich heritage.” It is available from Amazon for $9.95.
Fishs Eddy offers this dueling gift box of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton shot glasses on their website for $12. I received these as a Christmas present this year, and love them! They are very sturdy and well made (but be warned, they pour pretty large shots).
Cafe Press offers this Fight Club Hamilton shot glass, combining A. Ham + one of my favorite movies, for $13.99.
Cafe Press also offers this I Love Federalists shot glass for $13.99.
And if you’re looking for something to put into these shot glasses, food writer Casey Barber has an exciting recipe for an Alexander Hamilton cocktail she named “My Shot” on Good Food Stories. She writes:
As the Hamilton musical grows into more of a phenomenon, I feel compelled to celebrate its genius. I don’t have an acre of land, a troop to command, or a dollop of fame, but I can make a damn good cocktail. So here’s my way of adding my voice to the narrative: a boozy homage to the checkered, complex life of Alexander Hamilton, using spirits—rum, whiskey, cider, pimento dram, and applejack—that were popular during Hamilton’s lifetime.
Urban Dictionary’s lengthy top definition of a hipster states in part:
Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although “hipsterism” is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses.
Founding Father Joy has a “Hamilton is Hip” mousepad available at Zazzle for $11.95 that portrays a scruffy Hamilton with hipster glasses.
There is also a “Hipster Hamilton” design (which I have previously featured as a t-shirt design) that is available as a mug for $16.95 from Zazzle. The description states: “Hipster Hamilton loves tall boys, cloves, indie bands and all things hipster. He’s also on the $10 bill, but you’ve probably never heard of it.”
Instagram user fwacata shared this illustrated $10 bill featuring a bespectacled, scruffy Hamilton.
Interestingly (and I don’t know if there is a connection with our Hamilton), I just discovered Hamilton the Hipster Cat on the interweb! He is a California rescue cat who just happens to have an adorable hipster mustache.
Hamilton Origami Figure available on Etsy for $44.95: “Up for sale is a beautifully crafted origami Alexander Hamilton Figurine. He’s wearing a Baseball Cap and a business suit and he’s jamming a guitar! The head is made of a $10 bill and the rest is made of $1 bills.”
I recently upgraded my iPhone and switched over to the iPhone 6. I previously had three different Hamilton-related covers for my iPhone 4S, but was on the hunt for something new. Here are the contenders I looked at:
Red Bubble has an “Alexander Swagilton” cover featuring Hamilton in some impressive stunner shades, available for $25. The description states: “Need I say more? The genius of finance comes all the way from St. Croix to hang out on your pillows, walls, and other swag-enabled places. Don’t tell Jefferson.”
They also have a “Ham the Man” design. The description states: “Alexander Hamilton: financial whiz kid, self-explanatory.”
Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to decorate for Christmas! Here are some ideas to add some Hamilton swag to your tree this year:
(1) Glass-blown Hamilton ornament: In 1998, the Christopher Radko Company produced a glass-blown Hamilton ornament that is now available from resellers like eBay and Hand of Man. The ornament was second in the Patriots series that the company created, and only 7,500 were made.
(2) The National Society, Sons of the American Revolution designed this ornament as part of a 2002 series of Founding Father ornaments. It is available from the SAR website for $10.
(3) Young Hamilton Ornament: Founding Father Joy designed this tribute to “young Artillery Capt. Alexander Hamilton,” on sale at Zazzle for $22.95.
(4) “Alexander Hamilton Is My Favorite” available on Cafe Press for $12.95
Because your walls have clearly been missing a 2-4 foot Hamilton cutout, here are some options. I haven’t read any reviews of these products, but am contemplating getting one for my office- please comment if you’ve purchased any of them:
Historical Cutouts, a website specializing in educational cutouts of historical figures, offers this 72-inch cut out of Hamilton that can either be made as a cardboard cutout or as a “vinyl wall graphic.”
WallMonkeys has several Hamilton decals, which can be ordered in sizes ranging from 12 by 18 to 48 by 72 inches. Some of their designs include:
Amazon offers a Hamilton wall mural that is 24 by 32 inches. The description states:
Wall Murals are a simple, affordable way to brighten up any space in your home or office. Transform an ordinary room into a tropical escape, celestial adventure, enchanted forest, or spectacular cityscape. This Wall Mural is made of one 4’x6′ high quality laminated photographic paper panels. The mural surface wipes clean and is stain resistant. Murals are re-usable and repositionable. Removable, paint safe picture hanging strips are included for ease of hanging.
(2) Bumper Stickers
“Alex in Blue” bumper sticker from Cafe Press
I ❤ Hamilton bumper sticker
(3) Other Stickers
From artist Martin Freejam, Red Bubble offers this Grand Master Swag design, that can be printed on either a sticker or a t-shirt.
Anyone who has seen the logo for The Hamilton in DC knows that Hamilton can certainly rock a pair of shades. (On a related note, I will *finally* get to check out The Hamilton when I have a work trip to DC next month and am very excited!!):