Friday, December 20, 2019

A Very Brief History of Buttons

(2015, Busy Beaver Button Co) This is my favorite art book from the 00s.  24 gorgeous pages of 220 years of button-mania, with guest stars George Washington, The Superbowl Shuffle Bears, ET, The Yellow Kid, Peter Max, and the Button Gal herself, wearing a giant peace button at a (presumably) Reagan-era rally. The single sentence button descriptions are as historical, poetic, informative, and revelatory as a lengthy Ted Talk.

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