Button Badge — B1003C14
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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 Series, MICA Series, 10x10 Series and Emoji Series. Badges are manufactured in the United Kingdom.
1st Prize (Category: Set of 4)
This artwork is by one of twelve winners of our tenth annual button badge design competition – selected from 593 accepted entries submitted by 156 individuals. Exceptionally this competition called for hand-drawn doodles only – all created in the gallery space of the anniversary exhibition Stereohype 2004–2014.
Winners: Jonny Leigh, Letitia Liu, Yu-Ying Chen, Holly Amber Allen, Modesta Kalkyte, Alexia Moriaux, Elliot Freeman, Anna Schmidt-Hansen, Lucy Price, Jemma Mallorie, Adam Peerbaccus and Chris Niemyski.
Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33 & Stereohype, Angharad Lewis / Grafik.net & Upsideup, Cynthia Bataille, Darren Firth / Occupy, Emily Gosling / It's Nice That, Gavin Lucas, Holly T Burrows, Jenny Haytch, Jono Sandilands, Lydia Blanco, Marina Mijatović, Nathan Gale / Intercity, Neil Bennett / Digital Arts, Nick Spence, Paul McNeill, Paul Pateman / Pâté, Richard J. Kirk, Sara Cunha, Sarah Boris, Timothy Hunt and Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33 & Stereohype. Released: May 2015
'I developed an interest in Art at the age of 5. I spent a lot of my childhood watching cartoons, and it was this act that piqued my interest in Art as the way these pictures came together to create something that, to me, had life was the most compelling thing. I became very interested and wanted to be able to do the same as the creators of these cartoons, which was to bring life to my characters and entertain a mass audience. I currently finished my Art and Design foundation course at UAL and I'm moving on to the Animation Course at University of Hertfordshire. I hope to work in such studios, possibly Pixar or Studio Ghibli, and apply my knowledge to bring entertainment or even bigger – a whole new trend of Animation.'
External link: letitiart.com
Created by: Letitia Liu
Many winning designs from our annual button badge design competitions are some of our all-time favourites and we hope you like them, too. The competition is great for customers and artists alike. Keep your eyes peeled for the call for entries if you would like to become part of Stereohype's growing one inch (25mm) button badge collection. These are posted across all Stereohype channels and by supporters around the world.
The core of the brief simply states '(...) create and submit lovely, humorous and/or witty artworks for those cute little mobile canvases (...)'. Eligible are entries by designers, artists, photographers, illustrators and by students in any of these areas – including runners-up from previous competitions. Not eligible however are contributors to our B.I.O. (By Invitation Only), MICA, AFOMFS, 10x10 and Emoji Series former competition winners who are more than welcome to become part of the judging panel. Winning button badge designs are hand-picked by our esteemed annual jury members – usually 20–30 former competition winners, button badge-loving journalists, writers, illustrators, artists and graphic designers from around the world – many of them contributors to Stereohype's button badge collection themselves.