People always ask how long Busy Beaver has been around. The short answer is 17 years (almost 18!), but to see the actual first button BB founder Christen Carter ever made you’d have to go back to her run for student council in 1989.
Always the consumate collector, Christen still has that first button which was fashioned from cardstock, marker and a safety pin stuck on with masking tape. Pretty ingenious, right?
If Christen had had access to Busy Beaver’s fancy shcmancy design services back in the day maybe her campaign would’ve looked a little more slick (see our designer Natalie’s version below) but it doesn’t seem to have mattered: The Carter/Blaszak ticket won the election and, according to Christen, “did lots of good things.”
Nobody can resist the power of a good button, even one of the DIY variety.