Button Badge — B1707C21
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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.
5th Prize (Category: Set of 4)
This artwork is by one of twelve winners of our 17th annual Button Badge Design Competition – selected from 777 accepted entries submitted by 216 individuals, studios and collectives.
Winners: DTM_INC, Daria Podgornaya, Ali Kaigh, Anastasiia Konopleva, John Fairley, Bojana Rakic, Maxim Levkov, Zlata Subbotina, Vyacheslav Vepshin, Stefan Alexander, Darya Kramsakova and Beth Freeman
Judging Panel: Agathe Jacquillat / FL@33 and Stereohype, Aleksandra Szwajda, Anis Tabaraee, Anke Weckmann, Aranza Serafin, Bori Vajda, Camille Whitcher, Emily Gosling, Gavin Lucas, Holly T Burrows, Irina Nurenberg, Jenny Haytch, John Dowling, Jonny Leigh, Jono Sandilands, Linzie Hunter, Monika Mitkute, Nick Spence, Paul McNeill, Roger Fawcett-Tang, Savely Beloshapskiy, Steve Sadler, Team Grafikmagazin, Team Slanted and Tomi Vollauschek / FL@33 and Stereohype.
Released: November 2021
Stefan Alexander is a comic artist and zine maker based in West London who is in the autistic spectrum. He is a creator of his web comic The Fluffs and creates small scale work such as zines into mini stories. His practice mainly focuses on water, swimming and fantasy through his zines and other artwork.
He is very hyperprolific when creating mini zine stories he could think of that pops out of his mind mainly creating them by hand. Also he sold his zines at related art and zine fairs such as: DIY Space For London, Hyper Japan Festival. He especially had some of his work displayed in Osaka, based in Japan. And now recently exhibited at the Open Art Space Chelsea Theatre Hub based in Kensington and Chelsea borough.
External links: twitter.com/stefanA9G / instagram.com/stef192k
Created by: Stefan Alexander
Many winning designs from our annual button badge design competitions are some of our all-time favourites and we hope you like them, too. The competition is great for customers and artists alike. Keep your eyes peeled for the call for entries if you would like to become part of Stereohype's growing one inch (25mm) button badge collection. These are posted across all Stereohype channels and by supporters around the world.
The core of the brief simply states '(...) create and submit lovely, humorous and/or witty artworks for those cute little mobile canvases (...)'. Eligible are entries by designers, artists, photographers, illustrators and by students in any of these areas – including runners-up from previous competitions. Not eligible however are contributors to our B.I.O. (By Invitation Only), MICA, AFOMFS, 10x10 and Emoji Series former competition winners who are more than welcome to become part of the judging panel. Winning button badge designs are hand-picked by our esteemed annual jury members – usually 20–30 former competition winners, button badge-loving journalists, writers, illustrators, artists and graphic designers from around the world – many of them contributors to Stereohype's button badge collection themselves.
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