Button Badge — B0764A1
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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.
AFOMFS badges come with one specially printed limited edition FL@33-designed shoelace per order (120cm, black, with white Stereohype / Art & Sole / Stereohype / AFOMFS / ... repeat pattern) – while stock lasts.
Becca’s artwork is one of her worn, old, white Converse Low Rise. As she explains, "I've owned a pair since 2003; they've seen me round the world and this one was from my third pair. I recently had to retire them after the heels became more hole than fabric, and only realised how brown they'd become when I saw them next to their shiny new replacements. They looked like they'd been buried in the garden and dug up by a ravenous hound. I still wear them on the allotment when it's too warm for wellies."
Becca Thorne is an illustrator and printmaker based near Nottingham, UK. She grew up in the magical Forest of Dean and has an MA in illustration from Falmouth College of Arts. As a bit of a country bumpkin she gets out of town as often as possible on camping, diving and walking trips, where she spends lots of time bumbling about beautiful coasts and windy hilltops, watching wildlife, eating pasties and drinking fine local ales, all the while soaking up inspiration for personal work. Becca is a great admirer of Medieval artwork and wonderful 20th century printmakers such as Sybil Andrews and Lill Tschudi. Becca works from home in the Land of Spare Oom and uses a teaspoon in place of a printing press. She’s worked for a wide variety of clients, with repeat offenders including BBC History Magazine, The Folio Society, National Trust Books, phd and YSC.
External links: beccathorne.co.uk / artandsoleblog.com/blog/view/121
Created by: Becca Thorne
This one inch (25mm) button badge series is a collaboration between Art & Sole and Stereohype. The AFOMFS (A Few Of My Favourite Sneakers) Button Badge Series includes artworks by Andrew Joyce, Becca Thorne, David Sparshott *, Emma Kelly **, Jason Munro, Jean Jullien *, Jeffrey Bowman **, Matt Sewell, Owen Phillips, Rich Fairhead, Rob Flowers *, Rude, Scott Balmer *, Simon Peplow, Stephen Cheetham **, Tim McDonagh **, Toby Neilan and Tony Easley. / * TOY / ** Handsome Frank / Stereohype sells AFOMFS Series badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. Released: April 2013
A Few of My Favourite Sneakers (AFOMFS)
AFOMFS is curated by Art & Sole (at Intercity). Art & Sole is both a book and an online resource that celebrates the creative side of sneaker culture; featuring the best artist / designer sneaker collaborations, as well as showcasing artists who based their work on sneakers – from sculptures made from dissected shoes, to oil paintings on canvas. Not content with simply writing about all the creative collaborations out there, Art & Sole also currently curate two projects based on the theme of art and sneakers. The second of these curatorial projects, and the basis for this collaboration with Stereohype, is entitled A Few Of My Favourite Sneakers. The project is an ongoing series which sees Art & Sole commission select artists and illustrators to draw their favourite sneakers. Individual artists are asked to draw ten sneakers in total, and illustration collectives can submit one sneaker per artist. The results of the project so far can be seen within the AFOMFS category on the Art & Sole website, and selected images from the series are also available to purchase as limited edition giclée prints through the Art & Sole shop.