There have been few changes to the thumbtack since 1904, when Johann Kirsten placed a flat head upon the original  Edwin Moore 1900 push pin design. Now, the design has been completely revolutionised by Mark Weiser with Pon, a pin that does not puncture the paper you are putting up.

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The Pon is an ingenius hybrid of the paperclip and thumbtack that sees a coil hug the sheet you wish to suspend, whilst a protruding pin enters the wall. Beyond it’s simplicity, the pon is made with a heat treated stainless steel that purportedly allows it spring back to it’s original coil even after significant distress.

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Goodbye pin punctured and torn posters. Hello, everyday design marvelling.

Is this the pinnacle of good design? (Pon intended).