Empire

Button Badge — B0880B13

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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 1,400 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 SeriesMICA Series, 10x10 Series and Emoji Series. Badges are manufactured in the United Kingdom.

Design

These four button badge designs are a reference to the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt, in particular their books Empire and Multitude.

Artist(s)

Marcus Leis Allion is a type and graphic designer and lecturer. From 2001–2009 Marcus was a key member of the internationally renowned Barnbrook studios. Whilst there he researched and designed a number of corporate identities, numerous book designs, and several bespoke typefaces. Much of Marcus’ research is concerned to understand the relations that direct how graphic design is understood and practiced. As well as running his own design studio he is a partner at LOCA Records (1999), a label that spearheaded the use of copyleft licensing. He has designed several publications for The Libre Society and more recently instigated a critical reading group called Becoming There. Marcus is a lecturer in Graphic Design at Kingston University and works on the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins. UNDT is his graphic design practice.

External link: undttype.tumblr.com | behance.net/...

Created by: Marcus Leis Allion / UNDT

Series

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 HuntWhitney Sherman and Will Scobie. Released: November 2013

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