BUTTON BADGE MOTIF PRINTS | CONCEPT GENERATION, ARTWORKS, IDENTITY |
2016 – ONGOING
FL@33 developed this print edition idea for graphic art label and online boutique Stereohype – the studio's sister-company. The new FL@33-curated series is called Button Badge Motif Prints.
___ The super-vibrant Fine Art Giclée 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 with love and vivid archival inks on a beautifully textured 310gsm Hahnemühle paper (portrait, 8x10" / 203x254mm).
___ The print series already includes over 500 designs and will steadily grow to be as eclectic as Stereohype's widely-acclaimed button badge collection that features over 1,700 artworks by over 600 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.
___ We are continuing to curate this ongoing series and will be selecting approximately 100 more motifs per year. One by one we will contact more selected artists in our network of collaborators. If you are a collaborator please do already start to search for the hi-res files and/or recreate the artwork accordingly. As always please feel free to get in touch for more info...
BUTTON BADGE MOTIF PRINTS | IDENTITY | EMBOSSED CERTIFICATION SEAL
As part of developing the concept for Button Badge Motif Prints, FL@33 also created a logo for the series that is used to enhance each print with an embossed Stereohype certification seal. This logo is also the first step in establishing an identity for this likely to become very comprehensive collection of prints.
___ The 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. This is the kind of highest quality button badge Stereohype uses for its collection.
___ A more detailed project description with insights about the process of developing the seal logo can be found on the dedicated project page.
BUTTON BADGE MOTIF PRINTS | ARTWORKS
Button Badge Motif Prints were officially launched in December 2016 and the edition has since been growing to feature over 500 designs. The selection of motifs by Stereohype's international collaborators also includes many designs by FL@33-founders Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek such as Parasol Mushroom, Jolly Good Expressions, Agathe's Leaves, Sweets and Car Wash prints and Tomi's Optimist Series, System Error – rebooted, Bipyramids, Glitch, Broken Beauty, Resist and 45rpm Adaptors artworks from B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series 20. A few selected FL@33-designed Stereohype Mascot Squirrels have also been released as Fine Art Prints.
___ Designs are now all available at stereohype.com as prints, single badges and some even in elegant Themed / Artist Gift Boxes: 7 button badges and our smaller luxuriously packaged sets – matchbox-style Gift Box: 3–4 button badges.
(...) 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: internationalcc
(...) I like the prints very much – the paper and print quality are really excellent. That whole project is so interesting – I'm amazed at the number and variety of the badges, and very impressed by the quality of presentation. I'm happy to have been able to take part in it! (...) Dan Fern