A slightly different post on the workblog, this one. Last night I was at the One Inch Punch art show, as my button design was part of the show.
One Inch Punch is a very clever (and fun) art show – the buttons on show are sold in random bags of $5, and so during the show people purchase buttons and trade them to get all of the ones they want. I’m pleased to say that my button was a hot commodity! Whether that’s to do with the fact that it’s good or not I don’t know – it might have had a lot more to do with the fact that I didn’t take the opportunity that I had as an artist in the show to have extra copies of my button printed, so there were only the copies of my button that people got in the random bags available, unlike other artists who chose to flood the marketplace. Economics at work!
The button, titled “We Don’t Talk Anymore” was popular despite no-one I asked clocking the idea behind it – it’s a man with a book on his face. A facebook, get it? (The book is actually in the Facebook colour scheme.) And the title is a commentary on the way people communicate now blah blah boring artistic statement blah blah.
Anyway, it’s a great event and big thanks to the One Inch Punch organisers choosing my button. It looks a lot better in physical form than it did when I was designing it in Photoshop. Any for anyone who visits the One Inch Punch website, that’s actually my hand that forms the biggest image on the flyer. I could be a hand model, I really could.