Button Badge — B1135E1
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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. Tiny stickers at the back mention the artist, release date, series number, etc. The growing collection of these mobile mini canvases – featuring over 1,700 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.
‘I’m a big believer that if you work hard, you get back what you put in – so I created this happy “working hard” emoji. I’m also a believer that everyone should be themselves. Unless, of course, they’re being a dick. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to make this emoji for when you need to tell someone to stop being a dick.’ — Jan Kallwejt
Excerpt from the book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas. External link: thestoryofemoji.com
Jan Kallwejt is a Polish illustrator and designer. Although his works are often complex and full of details, simple shapes and limited palette of colours are always a base of each composition. Before dedicating himself to illustration he studied advertising and worked as a graphic designer and art director in agencies in Warsaw and Hamburg. After 5 years spent in Barcelona he moved back to Warsaw where he runs jis studio and creates illustrations for clients from around the world.
External link: kallwejt.com
Created by: Jan Kallwejt
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 Seidlitz, Tane 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.