Button Badge — B0431C08-09
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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.
Special Stereohype Prize (Category: Single Badge)
This artwork is by one of ten winners of our fifth annual button badge design competition – selected from 344 accepted entries submitted by 136 individuals, collectives and studios.
Winners: Sebastian Stamm aka The Stamm, Shen Plum, Jim Whittamore, Ratko Gregor Jagodic / Kiosk, Sarah Boris, Impactolaser, Mathieu Hubert, Pascal Cuttoli aka Royal Glamsters, Monika Mitkute and María Eugenia Pérez de Arce.
The international judging panel 2008–09: Andy Steward / Datacubes, Benji Holroyd, Daniele De Batté / Artiva, Emilie Baltz, Jim Stewart, Johnny Winslade / iLoveDust, Kate Forrester, Lars Kruse / Grafische Netze, Marta López, Matthew Kenyon, Pietari Posti, Sharon Kwong, What What, Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33, Andrew Townsend / Un.titled, Angharad Lewis / Grafik, Carole Guevin / Netdiver, Daniel Koh / Unit-Studio, Darren Firth / Sane, Elisabeth Lecourt, Gavin Lucas / Creative Review, Hello Nekko, Inksurge, Johann Chan / Digital Arts, Kate Evans / Computer Arts Project, Kerry Roper / You Are Beautiful, Nathan Gale / Intercity, Peskimo, Richard J. Kirk, Rob Carney / Computer Arts, Tom Gauld / Cabanon Press and Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33. Released: April 2009
Monika Mitkute’s creativity was influenced by her architect grandfather. After finishing art college in Kaunas, Lithuania, she moved to Ireland in 2006. She took the decision to become a full time artist / illustrator in 2015. Nature and whimsy are the themes which influence her intricate black and white work. The artwork she creates is full of stories and memories from long lost folktales.
External link: instagram.com/monikamitkuteart
Created by: Monika Mitkute
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.