Button Badge — B0237B5
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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.
Darren is a co-founder and Design Director of the UK based design studio, Six. In this and previous roles, he has worked closely with clients such as Kirschner, Ben Sherman, Puma, Nike, Boxfresh, Loake, Lee Cooper, Portsmouth FC, Land Securities and Clarks Originals. He has built a reputation for producing design with intelligence, integrity and craft; His experience extends across multiple industries, for a roster of both national and international clients. Darren has also managed Occupy and all its associated activities since its launch in 2003; curating full scale exhibitions and installations, printed publications and limited edition products.
A little addition by Stereohype: Darren Firth was the button badge master himself – as we secretly called him when nobody watched – simply because he and his now defunct Wearitwithpride button badge project were one of the first to generate a global new wave of popularity of the humble button badge in this very new century. He is also co-editor and curator of the travelling exhibition and book Two Faced – The Changing Face of Portraiture which was published by IdN in January 2007.
External links: keepsmesane.co.uk / iamsane.co.uk / weoccupy.co.uk / madebysix.com
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 5 badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. B.I.O. Series 5 includes artworks by Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33, Andy Smith, Birgit Simons, Darren Firth, ÉricandMarie, Holger Klein, Gonzague aka Alexandre Leonard-Dalissier, Kerstin Hlava-Landeck, Samantha (Manti) Bohatsch / Less Rain, Lotie, Lisa Olausson / Medium, Richard J. Kirk / Manikato, Rachel Pfleger, Anne & Alex / Rude & Rusitschka, Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33, Ronald Wisse / Visualdata. Released: November 2006