Button Badge — B0544B9
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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. Tiny stickers at the back mention the artist, release date, series number, etc. The growing collection of these mobile mini canvases – featuring over 1,700 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.
Jacques Le Bailly landed his first commercial type job while studying Graphic Design at the Royal Art Academy of Art in The Hague. The typographer Rudo Hartman asked him to digitize drawings of capitals for a special publication. During an exchange semester in Germany, he did an internship at Linotype GmbH (now Monotype), for whom he has been doing freelance work ever since. After finishing his studies, he worked as a graphic designer in Berlin. On returning to The Netherlands, he started working for The Enschedé Type Foundry as a type designer, and has been teaching at the WdKA art academy in Rotterdam and Sint Joost in Den Bosch. After three years as a senior designer at Studio Bauwinkel, he started his own company Baron von Fonthausen in 2009 now focussing on type design. Besides his personal projects, he is working for type foundries like Lineto, Monotype, House Industries, and Bold Monday, as well as on custom projects for several brand design agencies.
External link: baronvonfonthausen.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 9 badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. B.I.O. Series 9 includes artworks by Alexander Egger, Astrid Stavro, FL@33, Impactolaser, Jacques Le Bailly, Jeff Knowles, Kapitza, Masashi Kawamura, Mervyn Kurlansky, Pleaseletmedesign (PLMD), Slanted and Vladimir Koncar. Released: November 2010