Button Badge — B0774A1
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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.
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.
In an interesting twist on the project concept, Matt chose to draw a selection of his favourite sneakers alongside birds that the sneakers remind him of. As he explains, "Some people see faces whilst other people see cocks or tits in everything. Me, I see birds, always have. In particular I see them in cars, buildings, people and trainers..."
Matt Sewell is an avid ornithologist, regular contributor to the 'Caught By The River' website and author of the bestselling book Our Garden Birds. He has illustrated for The Guardian, V&A, Levi’s, Helly Hansen and The Big Issue, painted underpasses for the RSPB and exhibited in London, Manchester, Tokyo and Paris.
External link: mattsewell.co.uk
Created by: Matt Sewell
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.