Just Announced! 2012 Button-O-Matic Series Revealed

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.

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    olga sanchez
    September 6, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    This will be great to attend..

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    April 16, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I saw you at the Spark & Hustle conference in Chicago in 2010. So excited to finally be ordering buttons and using them for the launch of my second company. way to go!

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      April 16, 2013 at 1:51 pm

      Cool!! Congrats on your second company, too. Exciting stuff! And thank you for ordering buttons.

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    September 12, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Are you guys having any events with these machines any time soon?:( I live so close but missed out

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      September 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Sorry you missed our annual Button-O-Matic party this past weekend! We have no immediate plans for any other Button-O-Matic events, but we will be filling all our machines over the next couple of weeks. So the buttons will be available for sale soon! Check out http://www.busybeaver.net/button-o-matic to find out where you can get ’em.

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