Button Badge — B0032B1
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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. The growing collection of these mobile mini canvases – featuring over 1,500 individual designs by over 500 international graphic designers, illustrators, photographers and artists – consists of all B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) contributions, winners of Stereohype's annual button badge design competition and additional series such as the special collaborations: AFOMFS Series, MICA Series, 10x10 Series and Emoji Series. Badges are manufactured in the United Kingdom.
'Iwai' the pink Japanese signs (on yellow) means 'celebrate!', the dog character is called 'Harry', 'Sun and cloud' (green) and the 'Ribbon' (pink) are based on traditional Japanese mark.
Megumu Kasuga studied Graphic Design (BA) at Tokyo Gakugei University. He then went on to study on the Royal College of Art's (RCA) post-graduate Communication Art and Design course, London, where he graduated in 2001. During his last year at the RCA the design collective YiELD was born. It's international members work for clients in Europe and Japan. Megumu lives and works in Tokyo.
Created by: Megumu Kasuga
Selected international designers, illustrators and artists were invited to submit designs for this one inch (25mm) button badge series. Stereohype sells B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Series 1 badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. B.I.O. Series 1 includes artworks by Alice Brun-Ney, Ange Hayward / Danger UK, Daniel Koh / Amateur Provokateur, Elisabeth Lecourt, FL@33, Fred Frei, Happypets, Jody Barton, Marie O'Connor / Peepshow, Megumu Kasuga / YiELD, Michael C. Place / Build, Tom Gauld, Patrick Duffy and Yorgo Tloupas / Intersection magazine. Released: November 2004