Button Badge — B0792A1
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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.
Originally part of a collective contribution from illustration agency TOY, which has since disbanded.
Long ago, cartoons had power ballads as theme tunes and computer games came on cartridges that you had to blow on to get them to work. This was the time when Scott Balmer was introduced into the world, and into the UK to be precise. At a young age, he knew that he wanted to do something in the creative field, considering the amount of time he spent scribbling and drawing all manner of things from made up monsters to devices of shear awesomeness which were able to break through space and time itself. First he considered going down the animation route, then briefly flirted with the idea of graphic design, but then he settled on the world of illustration where anything is possible with the power of the mind. Scott usually works with many different styles and mediums but mostly focuses on creating beasts of magical and mystical wonder. His approach to his work is very retro in style, but it is built up to accommodate a more contemporary setting. His work has been seen in many a newspaper and magazines. He particularly likes to draw hands, which is like Kryptonite to some artists, as he enjoys the many different ways and gestures that they can be drawn. A purveyor of those electronic games, which sometimes help feed ideas, above all he also enjoys the virtue of special arrangement found in the game Tetris.
External links: scottbalmer.co.uk / artandsoleblog.com/blog/view/105
Created by: Scott Balmer
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.