BUTTON BADGE MOTIF PRINT SERIES | EMBOSSED CERTIFICATION SEAL
This embossed certification seal was created by FL@33 for the new series Button Badge Motif Prints – a print edition idea the studio developed for graphic art label and online boutique Stereohype – FL@33's sister-company. The logo is used to certify each print with an embossed Stereohype seal and is also the first step in establishing an identity for this likely to become very comprehensive collection of prints.
___ Button Badge Motif Prints feature selected designs from Stereohype's ever-growing one inch (25mm) button badge collection. High resolution files of the circular artworks are enlarged to seven inch (178mm) and printed on a beautifully textured Hahnemühle paper (portrait, 8" x 10" / 203mm x 254mm).
___ The print series will grow to be as rich and versatile as Stereohype's widely-acclaimed button badge collection that already features over 1,200 artworks by over 350 established and emerging illustrators, graphic designers, typographers, photographers and artists from around the world.
___ Some of Stereohype's button badge motifs are clearly better suited to be enlarged and featured on a print than others, but many hundreds of designs will make amazing print motifs. More prints will regularly be added to this new Stereohype range. Each print comes with the according button badge.
___ Next steps: selecting the next batch of motifs and getting in touch with each selected artist in our network of collaborators.
A FEW MORE WORDS ABOUT THE LOGO
The Button Badge Motif Prints certification seal shows the life-sized back of a classic one inch (25mm) button badge – a so-called D-pin button badge to be precise (even though the inserted pin looks more like a bent lowercase 'e'). This is the kind of highest quality button badge Stereohype uses for its collection.
___ The seal press manufacturer had to make the tip of the needle extra sharp by hand to ensure it still looks pointy after the motif is pressed through the heavy 310gsm paper. First tests resulted in a rounded and 'blunt' tip of the needle and an improved second press had to be produced to ensure highest quality.
___ A little gap in the logo design between the tip of the pin needle and the wire loop creates the illusion of three-dimensionality when embossed. The needle appears to be behind the loop.
The first batch of released button badge motifs are all by FL@33-founders Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek. The artworks shown here are by Agathe from her body of work 'Beautiful Remains' and her Leaves artworks were created for B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series 16 that was launched in November 2016. Prints, badges and even an elegant themed Leaves button badge gift box are now available at stereohype.com.