Button Badge — B0197B4
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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.
Born in 1967 in Lyon, France. Graduated at the ENSAD (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs) in 1991 in Paris. Geneviève Gauckler is a Paris based artist who creates numerous lovable characters, blends them into everyday life scenes and turns the fantastical world into reality with her magical power. She has an evident taste for simple, colourful shapes. She’s into everything and constantly amazed, handling and creating images and shapes with dexterity and innocence. Geneviève can look back on broad experience in the field of graphic design, illustration and art direction. Starting with French record label F Communications (Laurent Garnier, St Germain) she later worked with directors Kuntzel & Deygas on promos for Dimitri from Paris, Pierre Henry and Sparks, as well as commercials (e.g. Yves Saint Laurent’s Live Jazz), titles for French/German cultural TV-channel Arte and some short movies. She has also art-directed the franco-nippon fanzine Minimix.
In 1999, she was hired by the Internet company boo.com to create their online fashion magazine. While in London, she worked for the design agency Me Company, developing a number of projects for the web. Since 2001, Geneviève has been focusing on videos (Brigitte Fontaine, some experimental videos with the collective Pleix), art (Mandala Project), illustrations for various magazines (Flaunt, Beaux-Arts Magazine, Le Figaro Japan, IDN, Form) and books (the latest one is the book Head, Heart and Hips about the artists from Big Active in the UK).
External link: genevievegauckler.com
Created by: Geneviève Gauckler
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 4 badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. B.I.O. Series 4 includes artworks by Anthony Burrill, Antoine+Manuel, FL@33, Geneviève Gauckler, Hellohikimori, Jon Burgerman, Kerry Roper, Lunartik, Mark Adams, Peskimo, Supermundane and Tabas. Released: June 2006