Button Badge — B1505B19
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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.
Stewy (AKA Andy Steward) is a UK stencil street-artist making life size stencils of groundbreaking, obscure and forgotten psycho-geographic Icons and an ever expanding library of British Animals. These images have progressed from small pigeons, created in London and Brighton in 2007 to his most recent American icon series including Patti Smith, Thurston Moore, Yoko Ono, Steve Reich and Adam Yauch – all chosen by Stewy.
He is interested in the placing the imagery in the right urban location to highlight the notion of nature reclaiming the city or a person located where they worked lived or died – nothing appears by accident. Stewy’s work can often be seen in obscure locations away from the main Street art hotspots adding a narrative through image and locations, like Dylan Thomas at his local pub in Laugharne or Sylvia Plath in Hebden Bridge not far from where she’s buried. The work can been seen Manchester, Birmingham, Hastings, Brighton, London, Bristol. Originally from Birmingham he graduated from Brighton of University in 1997 and currently lives in Bristol.
External link: stewy.eu
Created by: Stewy / Andy Steward
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 19 badges separately and as part of themed / artist gift boxes. We also give button badges away as free extra treats with each order. B.I.O. Series 19 includes artworks by Babette Wagenvoort, Ciarán Meister, David Petzold, Émilie Chabridon, Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33, John Dowling, Lea Wülferth, Matt Jones, Nicola Hockley, Stewy and Struktur Design. Released: November 2019