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Badge Button Pin book launch exhibition, curated by the author of the book Gavin Lucas and the book designer Nathan Gale at Intercity. The exhibition featured all Stereohype badges ever commissioned until then and other beautiful badges and badge-related artworks at Exposure Gallery, Little Portland Street, London W1, UK, 17–30 May 2007
STEREOHYPE BUTTON BADGE POSTER
The A1-sized poster FL@33 designed especially for the Badge Button Pin book launch exhibition credits all individual contributors ever commissioned for Stereohype's growing design collection. All 356 button badges created for FL@33's sister company 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.
___ Badge Button Pin includes a dedicated Stereohype section featuring our growing collection until B.I.O. (by invitation only) series 4 and the 2005 edition of Stereohype's annual button badge design competition. We were pleased to be able to exhibit even more Stereohype badges during the book launch.
BADGE BUTTON PIN | FL@33 BADGE FOR LIMITED EDITION BOOK
The limited edition version of the book 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).
BADGE BUTTON PIN | OFFICIAL BLURB
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.
(...) B.I.O. undoubtedly makes Stereohype one of the coolest online shopping destinations for button badges. (...) Gavin Lucas, excerpt from his book Badge/Button/Pin
(...) The humble button badge is an unforgiving canvas. Small and designed to be viewed from a distance, great badge designs need to be clear and to the point. To celebrate the best of what's possible on a 25mm round surface, 15 years ago Agathe and Tomi from design studio FL@33 and graphic art label Stereohype created a button design competition, asking artists and designers to submit sets of up to four badges. (...) Neil Bennett, Digital Arts
(...) Stereohype's ... badge design competition ... has become an annual, rather joyous stalwart of the emerging designer community in the UK. (...) Emily Gosling, AIGA Eye on Design
(...) Über die B.I.O.-Initiative (by invitation only) und diverse Button-Wettbewerbe ist so in den vergangenen (...) Jahren eine beachtliche Anzahl an kleinformativen Kunstwerken zusammengekommen. Verblüffend ist dabei immer wieder die kreative Vielfalt, die sich selbst auf so beschränktem Raum (25mm) zu entfalten vermag. (...) Christine Moosmann, Novum
(...) espaces d’expression restreints à 25 mm de diamètre, les objets supportent un art de la présentation qui ne souffre pas l’étalage. Les séries B.I.O. (by invitation only) accessoirisent l’identité personnelle : à exhiber, à afficher, à affirmer. /
(...) The objects – a rather tiny 25mm-wide space for expression – lend themselves to an art of display that can’t be overdone. The B.I.O. (by invitation only) series accessorise personal identity – exhibiting, displaying, asserting it. (...) Caroline Bouige, Étapes: / Étapes: international
200 x 200mm
Published July 2007
Laurence King Publishing
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From top to bottom, left to right – pictures 1, 3, 4, 5 and 13 taken by Leo Cackett – shown here with kind permission of Gavin Lucas who posted them over at the project's myspace.com page at the time. All other pictures by FL@33.