This awesome article about Park Place op art buttons is courtesy of the Chicago Public Library! Read more about the first gallery in SOHO here. Check out the original collection of Park Place badges at the Busy Beaver Button Co. Button Museum opening on September 10, 2010 in Chicago, while you’re at it.
Archives for August 2010
In 1896, Whitehead and Hoag got the first patent on pin-back buttons as you know them. Pictured is their 1897 catalog for pre-designed buttons. Button collecting was popular around the turn of the twentieth century as a brand new, wearable innovation. As you read this on the internet, can you imagine a world where printed […]
What is precious, wearable, and glows in the dark? These amazing one-inch, glow-in-the-dark, 24-karat gold buttons conceptualized by Kickstarter.com and produced by Busy Beaver Button Co. Kickstarter.com is funding tool for creative projects that spans film, food, gaming, dance, art, and more. Kickstarter.com allows you to set a goal for the financial amount you need […]
From 1888 to 1913, the charismatic Professor Henry B. Roney helped over 10,000 wayward Chicago boys find the path to righteousness through the rigorous practice of hymns. In doing so, he created an extremely popular touring boys choir that played across the country– from small backwoods towns to bustling major cities– and in any venue, […]
In England, people call buttons “badges.” Artist Peter Blake designed The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record cover, and loved badges. Here’s a painting he made called, Self Portrait with Badges. Also, the his painting On the Balcony features people wearing badges. While there’s no buttons on the Sgt Pepper’s cover, there is […]
Meet brand new, custom 1-inch square buttons only available from Busy Beaver Button Co. It’s only $31 for 50 buttons with free ground shipping. Be the first to try the mini-square!