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Lumiere Tintype Buttons Up

Oct 2nd 2013

Lumiere Tintype Buttons Up
It's not every day that we make buttons with images that look like they stepped right out of a Civil War-era photograph. When the recent display pack order for Lumiere Tintype came through a few … read more
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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: 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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A Whale of a Tale

Feb 18th 2013

A Whale of a Tale
If wooing potential clients is your game, you certainly can't go wrong with a clever self promotional button. Pinbacks stand out against the standard promo postcard, and combined with a winning des … read more
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I Wish You Where Here

Feb 4th 2013

I Wish You Where Here
While living in Amsterdam for a few months, photographer Luke Strosnider came across a postcard in a stationery shop featuring the image of a white sandy beach and the text "I wish you where here." … 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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Tour of the Crystal Skull Buttons Up

Sep 10th 2012

Tour of the Crystal Skull Buttons Up
Believe It Tour, the folks behind the cryptozoologist themed Champ Camp and the assortment of Bigfoot, vampire, and zombie buttons, just announced their newest adventure: Tour of the Crystal Skull … 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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