Button Badge — B0169C05
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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 1,600 individual designs by over 600 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.
1st Prize (Category: Single Badge)
This artwork is by one of eight winners of our second annual button badge design competition – selected from 351 entries submitted by 142 individuals, collectives and studios.
Winners: Andy Steward, José Carlo Cunha, Dave Banks, Catalina Estrada, Mauro Caramella, Holly Wales, Emilie Baltz and Lars Kruse.
The international judging panel 2005: Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33, Angharad Lewis / Grafik, Carole Guevin / Netdiver, C'est Moi Ce Soir, Daniel Koh, David Rondel Cambou / Hellohikimori, Delaware, Elisabeth Lecourt, Floriane de Lassee, Gavin Lucas / Creative Review, Inksurge, Jody Barton, Jonathan Morris, Kate Forrester, Patrick Duffy, Richard J. Kirk, Richard May / Pixelsurgeon, Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33, What What and Wig-01. Released: December 2005
Andy Steward (AKA Stewy) is a UK stencil street-artist making life size stencils of groundbreaking, obscure and forgotten psycho-geographic Icons and an ever expanding library of British Animals. These images have progressed from small pigeons, created in London and Brighton in 2007 to his most recent American icon series including Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Yoko Ono, Steve Reich and Adam Yauch – all chosen by Stewy.
He is interested in the placing the imagery in the right urban location to highlight the notion of nature reclaiming the city or a person located where they worked lived or died – nothing appears by accident. Stewy’s work can often be seen in obscure locations away from the main Street art hotspots adding a narrative through image and locations, like Dylan Thomas at his local pub in Laugharne or Sylvia Plath in Hebden Bridge not far from where she’s buried. The work can been seen Manchester, Birmingham, Hastings, Brighton, London, Bristol. Originally from Birmingham he graduated from Brighton of University in 1997 and currently lives in Bristol.
External link: stewy.eu
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.