Badge Exhibition: One Week Left

If you’re a regular reader of CR you probably know that our very own Gavin Lucas has collaborated with CR’s art director, Nathan Gale, (who is also one third of design studio Intercity) on a book project: Badge/Button/Pin (CR May)…


Detail of the window graphics by Jeremyville

If you’re a regular reader of CR you probably know that our very own Gavin Lucas has collaborated with CR’s art director, Nathan Gale, (who is also one third of design studio Intercity) on a book project: Badge/Button/Pin (CR May). To mark the occasion of the book being published, the pair have curated an appropriately badge-tastic exhibition that features some surprisingly large artworks (such as Ian Wright‘s portrait of Trevor Jackson and also Jonathan Ellery‘s metal works celebrating the button badge) – as well as lots of small but perfectly formed circular work by the likes of Antoni & Alison, Fred Deakin, eBoy, Trevor Jackson, James Joyce, Mark Pawson, Michael C. Place, Natasha Shah, Stereohype and What What.

The show is up for one more week (until 30 May) at exposure Gallery, 22-23 Little Portland Street, W1.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 7130


Ian Wright’s portrait of Trevor Jackson; Centre Point by Fred Deakin; and every B.I.O. badge ever commissioned by Stereohype. Photo by Leo Cackett

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Tomi @ Stereohype literally pinned every B.I.O. badge ever commissioned by Stereohype on to a foam-board-backed poster. All 357 of them


Jonathan Ellery’s beautiful brass and magnesium badge artworks; A history of Mark Pawson’s badge packs. Photo by Leo Cackett


Canvases display badges by various artists

To see more images and find out more about Badge/Button/Pin, visit www.myspace.com/badgebuttonpin

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