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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Jul 1st 2019

History of the Button
Did you know that July 21st is the button's birthday? The celebration date is based on the day in 1896 when the final patent on the pin buttons was granted to the nation’s first and foremost button … read more
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May 1st 2019

History of Cubs Buttons
Do you smell that? Fresh cut grass, newly laid chalk lines, hotdogs on the grill? That's right—it's baseball season! And more exact, Cubs season here in Chicago. Now that Spring Training has wra … read more
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Dec 1st 2018

History of NASA Buttons
From the start, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been an organization pushing boundaries to explore and uncover our galaxy. Since 1958 the mission of NASA has been to ed … read more
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Apr 11th 2018

Buttons That Make Us Laugh
Let's face it—everyone right now could use a good laugh right about now. On the one hand, the internet makes it extremely easy to spread the unfortunate word of tragedy, so we thought we'd try to h … read more
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Feb 16th 2015

Jim Keltner Buttons Up
Jim Keltner, qu'est-ce que c'est? John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, referenced him as one of the most prolific session drummers in rock'n'roll history. Pictured … read more
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Nov 16th 2012

Lincoln Campaign Buttons
Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln opens today nationwide. While the timeline of the movie focuses on a few months in 1865, and not on either of Lincoln's presidential campaigns, it still got us thi … read more
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Nov 15th 2010

The Truman Show Buttons Up
Buttons play integral roles as miniature tableaux of expression, even in movies.You may remember Jim Carrey in the Truman Show, a surreal film that blurs the line between real life and reality televis … read more
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