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Design Inspiration

We’ve compiled cool designs, how-to guides, and expert tips & tricks to help you design the very best buttons.

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Button History

From cheeky flapper buttons to historical campaign buttons, read on to learn more about button history.

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Nyan Cat Buttons Up

Oct 1st 2013

Nyan Cat Buttons Up
Busy Beaver has become the go-to button manufacturer for internet famous cats! We've previously blogged about making  Lil Bub buttons and other internet cats, and now we're honored to be mak … read more
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Behind the Button: Marieke McClendon

Sep 20th 2013

Behind the Button: Marieke McClendon
Next up in our "Behind the Button" series is Marieke McClendon. Besides being a freelance graphic designer and editor of Lineworks Comics Anthology, McClendon also occasionally helps out at Busy Be … read more
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Behind the Button: Fred Sasaki

Aug 22nd 2013

Behind the Button: Fred Sasaki
In anticipation of this year's  Button-O-Matic series release, we’re presenting a multi-part series of interviews with a few of the artists called “Behind the Button”. First up, Fred Sasaki … read more
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Citizen Brick Buttons Up

Aug 14th 2013

Citizen Brick Buttons Up
Citizen Brick, the folks behind the unofficial Breaking Bad Lego set, recently placed an order for some 1-inch buttons using our special finishes:Citizen Brick buttons using our glow-in-the-dark … read more
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Jon Contino Buttons Up

Sep 14th 2012

Jon Contino Buttons Up
Jon Contino is a NYC-based illustrator and designer who recently created this vintage-inspired set of buttons. If you already have one, consider yourself part of the creative "in crowd."Jon said of hi … read more
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Bubtons: Buttons for Lil Bub

Jul 2nd 2012

Bubtons: Buttons for Lil Bub
Bub's fans demand accessories. Thus, Bubtons— custom button packs featuring four 1.25 inch buttons of Lil Bub herself. Who is Bub, you ask? She's a toothless, "perma-kitten", dwarf cat from Bloom … read more
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Anders Nilsen Buttons Up

Aug 9th 2011

Anders Nilsen Buttons Up
The Chicago art button scene adores Anders Nilsen for his installations at a private residence and Lula Cafe. Hold onto your pin-backs for his largest piece yet. Pictured is the newest work b … read more
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Kickstarter Kicks Buttons Up a Notch

Aug 11th 2010

Kickstarter Kicks Buttons Up a Notch
What is precious, wearable, and glows in the dark? These amazing one-inch, glow-in-the-dark, 24-karat gold buttons conceptualized by Kickstarter and produced by Busy Beaver Button Co. Kickstart … read more
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