Button Badge — B1156E1
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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 1,500 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.
‘Innuendo is all well and good, but the real power of emoji is that you can get to the point and communicate what you’re thinking with just one image. So here it is, the much-needed humping bunnies emoji.’ — TwoPoints
Excerpt from the book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas. External link: thestoryofemoji.com
TwoPoints.Net, the design studio, was founded in 2007 by Lupi Asensio and Martin Lorenz, but it actually exists since 2000. It emerged as an independent platform for experimental projects. The name TwoPoints refers to the colon found in German and Spanish that marks the transition between the speaker and his message. TwoPoints consider their work on visual communication to be like the two points between the sender and the receiver. The additional Net demonstrates that in spite of being a small office, they oversee large-scale projects that involve a network of excellent professionals from diverse fields; a network that changes according to each project. TwoPoints specialises in flexible visual identities and editorial projects. Some of their best known publications are Neuland, the I Love Type Series for the Hong Kong publisher Viction:ary and Pretty Ugly, Left, Right, Up, Down and Type Navigator for the Berlin-based publisher Gestalten. In 2012 TwoPoints launched their very own design school, Design Werkstatt (or Design Workshop in English) offering courses in Barcelona and Berlin.
External links: twopoints.net / dw-bb.org
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.