Button Badge — B1137E1
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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.
‘My emoji was inspired by the cult classic mockumentary Spinal Tap, in which all the knobs on lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel’s custom-made Marshall amplifier go up to 11, rather than the standard 10. It is (quoting Tufnel) “for when you need that extra push over the cliff.”’ — Julian Morey
Excerpt from the book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas. External link: thestoryofemoji.com
ABC—XYZ is a small, independent design studio founded by designer and art director Julian Morey. After graduating from Central Saint Martins School of Art in 1988 Julian joined Peter Saville Associates where he collaborated on designs for Factory Records, New Order and The Haçienda, amongst others. For over 20 years Julian has worked with a wide range of clients ranging from advertising agencies and nightclubs to department stores and luxury brands. He is the founder of the contemporary typeface foundry Club-21 and graphic-arts publishing company Editions Eklektic; his work has exhibited internationally and been reproduced through a variety of publications. He has taught and lectured at art colleges throughout the UK and contributes as a writer to a variety of design journals.
External links: abc-xyz.co.uk / eklektic.co.uk
Created by: Julian Morey
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.