Button Badge — B0242B5
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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.
ÉricandMarie, Éric Gaspar and Marie Bertholle, teamed up in 2002, but have known each other and worked together since the early days of their graphicdesign education. After a first qualification in France, they obtained the Bachelorof Arts degree at the Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, and then extended their graphic design training for a further two years, obtaining their MAs from the Royal College of Art. Through each new project, ÉricandMarie seek to develop a different, singular approach to graphic design. In parallel to their commissioned work, they research a personal grammar of ideas and forms, a sort of keep-fit gymnastics which often proves useful at timely moments. Keen that idea should dictate form, Éricandmarie steer clear of immediately seductive images and attach great importance to choosing the materials and the printing and production methods for their projects. Experimentation has its place in every stage of their work, from conception to production. They have carried out commissions for the French Foreign Ministry ADPF, Culturesfrance, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, the Royal College of Art, the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, le Musée de la Mode in Paris, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Akadêmia...
External link: ericandmarie.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