The humble badge, or pin-back button as it’s known as in America, is a timeless invention that has been around since the late 19th century.

They are frequently used to deliver political messaging, advertise a product or service, or just act as as a fun, artsy adornment for the clothes or bag. They were particularly popular for activist slogans in protest movements  in the second half of the 20th century.

Some classic civil rights era badges.
[source: Collectors Weekly]
Here at Owlish Arts, I have a huge variety of designs to choose from – political, pop culture, memes – just some great stuff to add to a school backpack or a messenger bag.
At present, I have the equipment to make 2 sizes, 25mm and 44mm. 25mm is a similar size to the enamel pins I sell – not too “loud” but large enough that you can see what the message or image is. The 44mm is a decent amount larger, allowing people to see what the badge is all about from a bit of a distance. This is a great size for political messaging or showing off.

Join the badge revival, and order some cool, inexpensive badges from Owlish Arts today!