Button Badge — B0046C04
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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 1,400 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.
Special Stereohype Prize (Category: Single Badge)
This is one of four winners of our first annual button badge design competition. Winning badge designs were selected from 273 entries submitted by 113 individuals, collectives and studios.
Winners: Gary Barber, Kate Forrester, What What and Jonathan Morris.
The international judging panel 2004: Adam Pointer, Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33, Andrew Townsend / Wig-01, Ange Hayward / Danger UK, Carole Guevin / Netdiver, Daniel Koh / Amateur Provokateur, Elisabeth Lecourt, Frank Feldmann and Matias Roskos / Visuellerorgasmus, Helen Walters / Idanda, Marie O'Connor / Peepshow, Nathan Gale / Creative Review, Patrick Duffy, Richard J. Kirk and Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33. Released: December 2004
Jonathan Morris has always had a fascination with shapes. In fact, exploring shapes and using them to map his surroundings brought him to the attention of John Warwicker (Tomato), who nominated him for Creative Futures in Creative Review magazine. Since then, his visual explorations using digital technology have brought him international recognition. Microsea, his surreal world of digital microscopic forms, won a prestigious competition run by Japanese design magazine Shift. The project went on to form the basis of his first one-man show of digital art, Blend, at the CBAT Gallery in Cardiff. He graduated from Newport Art College in 1996 with a first class degree and has also lectured in Design at the University of Melbourne and University of East London.
External link: jonathanmorris.org.uk
Created by: Jonathan Morris
Many winning designs from our annual button badge design competitions are some of our all-time favourites and we hope you like them, too. The competition is great for customers and artists alike. Keep your eyes peeled for the call for entries if you would like to become part of Stereohype's growing one inch (25mm) button badge collection. These are posted across all Stereohype channels and by supporters around the world.
The core of the brief simply states '(...) create and submit lovely, humorous and/or witty artworks for those cute little mobile canvases (...)'. Eligible are entries by designers, artists, photographers, illustrators and by students in any of these areas – including runners-up from previous competitions. Not eligible however are contributors to our B.I.O. (By Invitation Only), MICA, AFOMFS, 10x10 and Emoji Series former competition winners who are more than welcome to become part of the judging panel. Winning button badge designs are hand-picked by our esteemed annual jury members – usually 20–30 former competition winners, button badge-loving journalists, writers, illustrators, artists and graphic designers from around the world – many of them contributors to Stereohype's button badge collection themselves.