Lobster Claw

Button Badge — B1126E1

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Product

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

‘My thinking behind my lobster claw emoji was that it could be used in a dining context, in a flirtatious way (to give someone a cheeky pinch), combined with the fist emoji on the first day of the month (pinch punch) or even combined with the Easter Island head if you’re a B52s fan!’ — Ali Graham

Excerpt from the book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas. External link: thestoryofemoji.com

Artist

Ali Graham aka GrArG Media is a freelance artistic venture in the world visual media marketing. Offering a wide range of skills and services in film, illustration, animation and design, as well as developing and producing numerous original, independent productions. GrArG Media has fast established itself as a fun, fast, efficient and professional solution for a diverse list of clients and requirements.

External link: grarg.com

Created by: Ali Graham

Series

These custom emoji artworks originally featured in the FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas (Prestel Publishing, March 2016). If you could create a new emoji, what would it be? Gavin Lucas asked a number of image-makers from around the world to design new emoji characters they wish really existed. Book contributions were submitted just before iOS 9 was released (which also included the 'Metal Fingers' / 'Devil's Horns' emoji addition). One day soon – hopefully – all these bespoke emoji suggestions will be included... This one inch (25mm) button badge series is a collaboration between Stereohype, Gavin Lucas and the selected emoji contributors Ali Graham, Crispin Finn, David Henckel, FL@33, Friso Blankevoort, Hey Studio, Jan Kallwejt, Julian Morey, Liza Nelson, Lucy Vigrass, Matt Chase, Matthew Bromley, Mr Bingo, Nick Shea, Noma Bar, Peskimo, Richard Hogg, Rob Flowers, Serge SeidlitzTane Williams and TwoPoints. Stereohype sells Emoji Series badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. Released: April 2016 as part of the book launch exhibition.