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Button Badge — B1697C21



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 SeriesMICA Series, 10x10 Series and Emoji Series. Badges are manufactured in the United Kingdom.

This artwork is also available as Button Badge Motif Print.


3rd Prize (Category: Set of 4)

'The badge set is inspired by the sculptures of a Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuși combined with bold brush strokes, vivid colors and texture.' — Bojana Rakic

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


Bojana Rakic is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Belgrade. She graduated from Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia, where she studied Printmaking and Book Design. Her fields of interest are printmaking, illustration, graphic design and animation. She mostly works digitally and finds inspiration for her work in everyday life and activities. Bojana would describe her work as colourful, with bold brush strokes and emphasized textures.

She participated in many exhibitions around Serbia where she presented her work, among which are: 20th Biennial of Students’ Graphics of Serbia in Students' City Cultural Centre in Belgrade 2021; Exhibition Small Print Form in La Vista gallery in Novi Sad 2021; Fourth International Printmaking Biennial in Cacak 2020; Students’ exhibition of the festival posters for the International Children’s Theatre Festival in Subotica 2020, where she won second place for poster design.

External link: behance.net/bojanarakic

Created by: Bojana Rakic


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), MICAAFOMFS, 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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