Just Announced! 2012 Button-O-Matic Series Revealedby Denise Gibson on Aug 17, 2012 • 10:26 am 6 Comments
Busy Beaver Button Co. and Delicious Design League have teamed up for the 10th Anniversary edition of the Button-O-Matic series!
Specially curated by the folks at Delicious Design League, the series features a mix of celebrated artists who have made their name creating posters for rock shows, aka “gig-poster” artists. Billy Baumann, co-owner of Delicious Design League, says of the series, “Today’s gig-poster designer is not stuck to working in one prescribed style or executional medium and we wanted to try and show that breath of style with the series. We picked artists from all across the design spectrum as well as all across North America.” Artists include Anne Benjamin, Aesthetic Apparatus, Burlesque of North America, Delicious Design League, Doublenaut, Hero Design Studio, James Flames, Kevin Tong, LandLand, Spike Press and Two Arms.
Busy Beaver founder and owner Christen Carter says of the collection, “These buttons are little posters you can wear! I have admired Delicious Design League for years and was super excited to get to work with them on the 10th anniversary of the Button-o-Matic. ”
Bauman says of the project, “The Button-O-Matic has such a long history of working with so many great artists like Chris Ware, Jay Ryan, Jeffery Brown— it was truly an honor to be asked to curate this series.”
The 10th Anniversary edition of the Button-O-Matic makes its official debut at the Button-O-Matic series release party on September 7, 6-9pm, at the Busy Beaver headquarters in Chicago. The party will feature refreshments from Brooklyn Brewery, Paper Moon Pastry, and Marble. The first 30 attendees will receive a free, limited edition print from Delicious Design League.