Seven badges by Julian Morey from Stereohype's B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Series 14. Fifty years after Richard Hamilton’s Epiphany (1964) was first published International Epiphany – a set of seven button badges – celebrates Hamilton’s original artwork. During a trip to America in 1963 Hamilton came across a button badge which became the inspiration for his large-scale homage to Pop Art. “I sometimes wonder,” Hamilton muses, “if a sudden epiphany hit Marcel Duchamp when he picked up a bicycle wheel and put it through a hole in the top of a kitchen stool in 1913. I experienced such a moment of understanding when I encountered a large button in a seedy gift shop in Pacific Ocean Park, Venice, California, with the words SLIP IT TO ME blatantly displayed across it. The greatly enlarged version which I characterized as a work of art was entitled Epiphany.” Something akin to a reverse engineered multiple of Hamilton’s original design International Epiphany reworks the concept across seven primary colours and seven international languages. Cyan/Navy: Italian, Magenta/Green: Portuguese, Yellow/Red: Spanish, Black/Yellow: German, Red/Cyan: Japanese, Navy/Magenta: French and Green/Black: Arabic.
All Stereohype button badges available at stereohype.com are classic high quality one inch (25mm) metal back badges with so-called D-pin (although it looks more like an 'e'). Tiny stickers at the back mention the artist, release date, series number, etc. Each themed luxury gift box contains seven of Stereohype's most popular button badges. Selected designs are taken from Stereohype's growing button badge collection. Inside the elegant matt black cardboard gift box (215 x 45 x 25mm) is a black flock pad and badges are directly pinned into it. Badges and boxes are manufactured in the United Kingdom.
Single badge SKUs: B0952B14, B0953B14, B0954B14, B0955B14, B0956B14, B0957B14, B0958B14.