It goes without saying that we see a whole lot of buttons here at Busy Beaver. So when multiple people comment about how much they like a particular design that comes through, you know the buttons must be pretty nice. That’s what happened with the recent order by Chicago printmaker, Janie Stamm.
Janie’s been making buttons with this design to promote her artwork for a while now. She handed out some at a printmaking conference in New Orleans back in 2012 (and stumbled upon this blog post from someone who picked up a button there. Looks like they were as impressed with the design as the Beavers were!). This newest batch, which added fluorescent pink and cosmic backgrounds to the glow in the dark version she’d been making, was made to hand out at her first solo show, Archipelago: Lost Islands of the Atlantis, at AdventureLand gallery here in Chicago. That show, which will be up through the end of January, is viewable by appointment. You can email Janie to set up a time to check it out.