Button Badge — B1259B17
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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.
This artwork is also available as Button Badge Motif Print and as part of an elegant luxury gift box containing 7 themed button badges.
Details from stills selected from CCTV film ‘Secured by Design’ by D-Fuse's Mike Faulkner. Official film synopsis:
Secured by Design – Security control is a ubiquitous feature of London’s urban landscape. The city has one of the highest densities of government surveillance cameras in the world. Besides this, there are scores of private cameras, in shops, parking lots, public-private spaces, etc. Despite their dubious record in helping to prevent or solve crime, surveillance cameras spy on an average Londoner around 300 times per day according to the NGO Big Brother Watch.
Apart from the cameras, public address systems on public transport and in other places where large numbers of people pass, are used to broadcast regular messages about how and how not to behave.
Secured by Design creates a simple yet poignant image of this climate of all-pervasive ambient fear. The video is made up of hundreds of photos of surveillance cameras taken in various locations across London, with a soundtrack made from recordings of various public security announcements. The cameras, slowly spinning in search for potential subjects to spy on, hover at the centre of the screen like an ominous presence, while the background changes continuously. Wherever you are in London, someone is watching you.
Watch it here: dfuse.com/...
D-Fuse are a London-based artist collective who work across a range of media. Founded in the mid-1990s by Michael (Mike) Faulkner, D-Fuse’s output encompasses installations, film, experimental documentary, photography, live cinema performances and architectural projects. Beginning in graphic and web design and VJing, D-Fuse’s work has evolved to address social and environmental themes and explore collaborative processes. Besides work with groundbreaking musicians from a wide range of genres including Steve Reich, Beck, Hauschka, Scanner and Swayzak, much of D-Fuse’s output since 2004 includes sound and music by audio director Matthias Kispert. The D-Fuse-edited book VJ: Audiovisual Art and VJ Culture was published by Laurence King in 2007.
External links: dfuse.com / dfuse.com/... (Secured by Design video)
Selected international designers, illustrators and artists were invited to submit designs for this one inch (25mm) button badge series. Stereohype sells B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Series 17 badges separately and gives them away as a free surprise badge with selected Stereohype T-shirts. B.I.O. Series 17 includes artworks by Alice Tosey, Antonia Henschel, Clare Tovey, D-Fuse, Emma Sullivan, Erik Spiekermann, FL@33, Graham Wood, Matthieu Renard, Patrick Duffy and Phil Baines. Released: November 2017