Button Badge — B0858B13
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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 1,600 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.
Dutch (typo)graphic design studio Autobahn (NL, 2006) is named after the fictitious band in the movie The Big Lebowski. During art academy Maarten Dullemeijer (1982) and Rob Stolte (1981) started a band with several others, but soon decided that they’d better stick to designing. The project that had the most influence on their design thinking after they graduated from the School of the Arts Utrecht (HKU) in 2005 was Freshfonts. Autobahn was invited to attend to a Pecha Kucha night. They decided not to give a portfolio presentation but to use the opportunity to start a new project. The idea was to use gravity to generate fonts that would be less and less readable. Result was a series of experimental type made with toothpaste, tomato ketchup and hair gel. The project turned into a bigger success than was foreseen but most important: their slumbering love for typography was awakened and fueled with a new mentality. Ever since, Autobahn takes the opportunity to expand to their new experimental mentality for typography in every assignment. Craft plays an important part of their daily design routine while they experiment with materials, production methods and re-inventing old techniques. Combine this exploration with a clear concept and big gestures, and it results in a typical Autobahn design.
External link: autobahn.nl
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 13 badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. B.I.O. Series 13 includes artworks by Autobahn, Bond & Coyne, Brett Ryder, FL@33, Lunartik, Marcus Leis Allion, Mark Adams, Nick Foot, Sneaky Raccoon, Timothy Hunt, Whitney Sherman and Will Scobie. Released: November 2013