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Button Badge — B1138E1

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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

‘Why do we need a bacon emoji? Because I’ve had to settle for sashimi or a kebab too many times. Because I’ve had to spell out the incredibly long word B-A-C-O-N on a very hungover Saturday morning too many times. Because I’ve had to waste precious time texting the full sentence ‘If the brunch place doesn’t have bacon I’m not going’ too many times. Because bacon is one of my greatest passions in life and in the lives of so many people I love. Because there’s already a fried egg emoji but it’s just sitting there all alone. Cold. Bored. Aching for something to be near it. We don’t need every single fruit found at the grocery store (along with some that have never before been spotted in the produce section ... anywhere) when we’re missing something that is one of the major food groups all on its own. Because they gave us a CD, a DVD, a minidisc AND a floppy disk – all of which are essentially extinct. And don’t even get me started on the unprecedented variety of padlocks and blasting speakers they thought we needed – that would be four of each. Four. And yet only one essential, savoury breakfast food. And only one meat-related emoji I find handy at all: the burger. When was the last time anyone suggested a Renaissance-Fair-status turkey leg for dinner and found that emoji to be a real timesaver? My point here is that the creators of emoji vastly underestimated the significance of bacon in my life and in the lives of so many other young, healthy, non-vegan Americans. And they didn’t realize that it would have been one of the most truly iconic, useful, time-saving, beautifully designed, honoured and cherished characters in the history of hieroglyphics. Amen.’ — Liza Nelson

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

Artist

Los Angeles-based Liza Nelson is an image maker and art director probably best known for her photographic emoji project Emoji IRL. LOL that also features in The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas. She is orginally from Oklahoma, USA.

External link: lizanelson.com

Created by: Liza Nelson

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.