pin book launch exhibition – with especially designed FL@33
poster featuring all 356 button badges commissioned between october
2004 and may 2007
poster we designed for the exhibition
credits all individual contributors ever commissioned for this growing
design collection. All 356 button badges created between october 2004
and may 2007 were literally pinned onto foam board.
The book launch exhibition was held in London and featured badges
from around the world and other badge-related projects. 14–31
may 2007 at exposure gallery, little portland street, london w1.
The book by Gavin Lucas and designed by Nathan Gale is now available
over at stereohype.com – both, the normal
The book includes a dedicated Stereohype section featuring our collection
until competition 2005 and B.I.O. (by invitation only) series 4.
The limited edition version is packaged with a set of 10 real button
badges especially designed for the book – by Alexander Gelman,
Michael C. Place (Build), FL@33,
Antoni & Alison, Trevor Jackson, Mark Pawson, Fred Deakin, Kim
Jones and Femke Hiemstra (Femtasia).
Official book description:
Badges, buttons and pins have been around for over a century. Today
they're everywhere: on lapels and bags all over the world and in the
sketchbooks and on the screens of some of the hottest graphic designers,
artists and illustrators. A badge can be a cheap and easy way to display
political or cultural affiliations or it can simply be a fashion accessory.
Cheap to produce and easy to make at home, the humble badge is the
new T-shirt. A guide to the best and most beautiful badges being produced
right now - be they graphic, textual or plain illustrative - this
book explores the rich variety of uses of the badge since the year
2000 - whether it be promotion, revenue-raising or simply decorative.
It will appeal to graphic designers, illustrators, fashion designers,
artists, music lovers and badge enthusiasts of all ages.