To Cage: Hippo

Button Badge — B1634B21



All Stereohype button badges available at 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 SeriesMICA Series, 10x10 Series and Emoji Series. Badges are manufactured in the United Kingdom.

This artwork is also available as Button Badge Motif Print.


To Cage

‘The “To Cage” project evolved slowly and was driven by many influences. I had worked intensely in the studio for a period, building and shooting ambiguous spaces  populated with the merest hint of occupation. During a chance visit to a zoo I realised these spaces were already built for me! The pictures were informed by the amateur aesthetic of haphazard family “snaps” from zoo trips in the 1970s. Over time and I began to see the zoo in darker terms, as a theatrical stage where animals are placed, as if they were trophies. I wanted to convey this intense voyeuristic feeling.’ — Dominic Davies

Dominic's v23-designed book “To Cage” – a study of the European zoo environments – was published by Kruse Verlag.


Dominic Davies (b.1966 lives in UK ) moves between studio practice and observational photography, the nuisances and challenges of both informing the other. Experimental and collaborative in approach his images and methods were utilized in a long working relationship with Vaughan Oliver at 4AD and V23. He brings a precise and crafted vision to all his projects. He is driven by the fascination with exploring and realizing his ideas photographically. His work has been commissioned across the fields of design, music, publishing, museums and advertising. He has exhibited in Europe, USA and Japan and his book ‘To Cage’ a study of the European zoo environments was published by Kruse Verlag.

External links: / @dominicdaviesphoto

Created by: Dominic Davies / v23


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 21 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 21 includes artworks by Adam Pointer, Andy Altmann, Ben Herskowitz, cut shape make / Gary Prendergast, Dominic Davies, Donya MaghsoudlouAgathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33, Maxim Morozov, MuirMcNeil /  Paul McNeilHamish Muir , Roy Burns IIISimon Larbalestier and Studio Pensom / Paul Pensom. Released: November 2021 / Please feel free to add a complimentary button badge of your choice to your next £5+ order using this add-on checkout voucher code: FreeBadgeOfChoice

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