James O’Brien is an illustrator and designer who created this interesting button based on his portrait of scientist An Wang. The image of Wang is framed by a background featuring a circuitry pattern that he patented.

James’ process for creating the initial illustration is detailed in his blog and gives a fascinating glimpse into the work of an illustrator.

Image courtesy of jamesobrien.us

Seeing all the technical and creative skill that went into creating the original makes it all the more amazing to see the final illustration translated onto a captivating little button.

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