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About badgesaplenty.com
Who we are and a bit of history...

We started making badges in 1999, launched our website in 2005 and we've made badges and merchandise for thousands of different folk since then.

We're a UK based custom pin badge maker / button badge / sticker run by my good self Mr Stephen Prince and we're based in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

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We've made badges and merchandise for musicians, creative chaps, creative chapesses, schools, events, exhibitions, bands, gigs, festivals, illustrators, artists, designers, clothes labels. Basically we've made badges for all kinds of folk.

Some of the people we've made badges etc for include musician Holly Golightly, illustrator Pete Fowler, artist/musician James Cauty (KLF/The JAMMS), Erasure, illustrator Vince Ray, artist/musician Daniel Johnston, author Danny Wallace, New York No-Wave legend Lydia Lunch, Natasha Khan's Bat For Lashes, Little White Lies film magazine, comic book artist/musician Jeffrey Lewis, an obscure band called Radiohead...

Basically we've made badges and merchandise for a quite fascinatingly diverse selection of people.
In fact you could say that say that it's something of a speciality of ours.

We can post badge etc orders out to anywhere in the UK and most of the rest of the world.

Along with the classic 25mm/1" pin badges, we can also make larger 45mm badges, fabric badges, stickers, makeup mirrors, keyrings and fridge magnets.

If you've any questions just email us at: questions@badgesaplenty.com



*Badges are sometimes also known as pin badges or button badges, just in case you were wandering why we use those two different phrases: they mean the same thing.


Some Other Things I Have Done...

Along with all the various badge etc making, I've done various other things over the years. Here's some of it...


In 2013 I published the Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity series of books. I shall let their website explain more...

www.afterhourssleazeanddignity.com


Below are a couple of pages from my site www.culturaltreachery.com
which I put online in 2008.

It's a selection of things I've worked on in the past, along with a few new things.






Something else I put together in 2008 was this website:

Costumiers, Clothing and Accessories, Imaginative Artisan!

What did I do on the Zoe Lloyd site? To be honest it's hard to say precisely, though it turned out to be quite a bit.

If you said some photography touch-up/digital manipulation stuff, some techy photography stuff and some styling/photoshoot assistance, some design direction/assistance, a dash of actual photography, promotional things and all the coding you would be heading in the generally right direction.Well worth a look-see.


Here's my site for some clothes I designed in 2008:






I run Holly Golightly's website and online shop and gave that a bit of a spruce up in 2009...



Thanks.

Steve

7th June 2013
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Some Things Before The More Recent Things...
Below are some of the other things I've worked on in my time. You can see more at www.culturaltreachery.com

My history... well, I grew up in a selection of small Northern and Midlands UK towns and villages, before escaping to the heady lights of Derby at 17 (my mum always says I left home too young).

From there onwards I appear to have not quite finished a degree and done all kinds of creative stuff, in no particular order and with an almost wilfull contrariness towards anything that might be considered a career path.

So, what have I done? How do you document a life in one web page? Not sure but I'll give it a go.

Well, for many years I had various independent clothing labels, under numerous guises and kind of aimed at all kinds of subcultures. It all started when I was working in the legendary Sign of The Times shop in London (a one-off kind of place that gave space to genuinely outsider fashion) and a chap came in one day and said "I can print whatever you like on a t-shirt. With that I was off... oh and also strangely ending up making fake fur glampunk bondage clothes in a mates front room for a huge posh Steven Meisel photoshoot for Vogue magazine!

My clothing ranges have often been the bread and butter that kept me alive and was often used as a way to have a right good old complain/comment about the mediocrity and lack of genuine passion that's prevalent in so much of contemporary culture while making various slutpunk kind of clothing...

pigalle on cobbles pigalle trio press collage
"A selection of photos that a friend of mine Ray took of my clothes around Kings Cross... and also on the right a bit of a rough collage of some of the press that I got over the years for my clothes."

Sometimes later on it was more voodoo rock'n'roll a la The Cramps, sometimes more goth/fetish, briefly it was mod and even occassionally a bit kind of leftfield fashion. Generally I screenprinted the items myself and was even known to be tied to a sewing machine for months at a time in order to make boxes and boxes of the stuff to send to Japan or to sell in the Electric Ballroom in Camden Market.

catalogue page 1 catalogue page 2 catalogue page 3 : badgesagogo about catalogue page 4
"A selection of pages from the Degenerate catalogue that was a kind of greatest hits from my time in the bowels of Camden Market."

During all that I seemed to manage to sell things to an eclectic mix of famous people... from Dee Dee Ramone to Naomi Campbell, Marc Almond to that woman out of Aqua via Marilyn Manson and Boy George... which was all both odd and yet curiously satisfying.

Oh and during all that I also put together a rather large selection of t-shirt, promotional and cover artwork for industrial-elektro sleaze band Sheep on Drugs (one of England's great lost bands and featuring now tattooist of note Mister X but more of him in a mo').

SOD CD cover SOD tshirt SOD Suck cover SOD Suck Poster

For several years (1998-2002) me and my sister, Sue Prince, had a shop/gallery called The Last Chance Saloon in London's Waterloo. This was basically a place that sold and displayed things that we would want to buy and see ourselves, a large part of which was the 'lowbrow' culture that was found in Juxtapoz magazine... basically a twisted take on oddball pop culture, devils'n'hotrods, zines, small press books, our own clothing labels, quirky toys, a huge range of our own pin badges... oh, it's difficult to describe. I shall try and dig out some photos and some more flyer designs to show you what I mean but in the meantime here's the flyer design for Coop's exhibition and the screenprinted poster for Vince Ray's third exhibition at the shop:

The gallery side of the shop was often probably more successful and got more bums on seats, people seeming reluctant to make that four Tube station stop from Soho to South of the river (though we did have a lot of very dedicated and supportive customers). Our exhibitions included the first UK exhibitions by screen printed rockposter artists Coop and Frank Kozik, the first ever exhibition by the fetish'n'psychobilly illustrator Vince Ray and our opening show was by the garage punk musician/poet/artist/one man industry Billy Childish. We also had shows by mail artist Mark Pawson, kinda-post feminist fashion designer Karen Savage, girls with spaceships in their hair illustrator Neil McFarland (aka Paris Hair) and a group poster show that featured work by Shepard Fairey, Banksy and Pete Fowler... oh and not to forget glam seditionairy club night Kitsch Bitch, which was probably actually my personal favourite.


Desparate Cultural Tourist Steal My Dreams, Sell Them Back To Me Help I'm Void I "Heart" Capitalism Fill My Soul
"These were some of the clothing prints that I did while at the LCS. They also had shoulder prints that said "my belief system has been systematically destroyed", "media whore", "I saw it in a magazine, I can't afford it but it's definitely me" and "I buy my identity"... basically the range dealt with my own personal fascination and hatred of the media, the way they suck something in and spit it out sucked dry in a matter of months, pounce on something before it's had time to gestate and develop and generally help engender a feeling of inadequacy through consumerism... which has been a bit of an ongoing theme with a lot of what I've done over the years. I'm fascinated and repelled by the whole spectacle but I try and avoid it as much as possible as filling my head up with the endless unfiltered junk just leaves me feeling physically dirty (strange but true)."

Subversion Sells Reds Under Our Beds Scroungers Tower Collage
"...this selection of t-shirt prints you'd have to see on the garments to get the full effect, as each one was unique and printed in a hand cut-up effect across the side of the tops, which were made in an asymmetric shape. It was based on England's semi-forgotten history... early eighties activism, the miner's strike, Maggie Thatcher, the use of unemployment as a weapon to help destroy the working class spirit. I suspect that people that wore them probably didn't really know that that was what it was all about... ah, well, we can but try. The one on the far right is actually a mixture of my graphics and one of my sister's drawings and I always thought it had an aching bit of melancholy to it. That one in particular ended up on 10,000 posters across London town and on some t-shirts that we sold in Topshop, during a brief fling with the nasty nasty side of clothing retail."

Plus we put together a fine selection of clothing, jigsaws and other merchandise featuring the work of Vince, Mister X (former front man with Sheep on Drugs and now a tattooist of note at Into You in London), Paris Hair and Frank Kozik.

Vince Ray Kinky Voodoo Mr X Flame Skull Mr X Hero
"A few of the designs that Vince Ray and Duncan X did for us at the Last Chance Saloon"

So all in all 'twas a pretty varied place. It was a fine space, that apparently's become some kind of mini-urban legend and is the sort of genuinely independently spirited place that's been driven out of inner cities by the insatiable need of landlords for ever higher rents (oh look, my favourite shop's closed down and now it's a sandwich bar/coffee shop/vodka watering hole).

Towards the end of the LCS I met a nice young lady and moved up to Nottingham. Carried on with the clothing, in a more strictly fetish crossover and gothic style than before. For a while I delved into the world of trading at darkwave festivals throughout the land (a cyber gothic festival in Bradford with a thousand hair extensioned goths on pills listening to dark trance... who would've thought it?). This was a more online thing than before and I was soon also embroiled in the world of Ebay and was back screenprinting myself, which I'd kind of missed.

Last Chance Saloon flyer Last Chance Saloon advert Last Chance Saloon Advert 2

In 2003 I put on a big pile of club nights.The main one of these was called Home Taping Is Killing Music and was a kind of electropunk-twisted pop-future rock'n'roll night before such things became the mainstay of student nights out across the country... well, that was what it said on the flyer but generally it was "playing things we like at a club we'd want to go to" mixed with the club slogan "we just don't care". These are a few of the flyers for the nights:

Home Taping flyer 1 Home Taping flyer 2 Home Taping Flyer 3

As a side line to that we djed and helped promote for Peaches (a lovely lady, v'un-in-your face offstage), Adult. (two of the nicest, most genuine people you could want to meet), Chicks on Speed (who I didn't actually meet and I think were a touch too arty for the good people of Nottingham). There were piles of other things that surrounded the club nights, badges, banners, live video mixing, Meg White at one of them, skipping rope dancing on the dance floor, fanzines and more and more...

Ladytron poster Adult. poster Peaches poster Chicks on Speed poster

The same year I also put on another club night kind of a thing with the aforementioned nice young lady. We started doing a night called Sex and Horror, which was a more sleazy rock'n'roll/Gallon Drunk/Nick Cave kind of a thing, which also took in putting on The Cramps aftershow party for one of only two dates that they did in the UK, a Day of the Dead Mexican themed Halloween night and a fair bit of quiff action.

Sound Effects flyer 1 The Cramps poster Bone-Box & Halloween poster

...then eventually, a little burnt out by the late nights, venue politics and endless flyering I took a break. Well, a break in my terms of having a break at least. The last year or so I've been having a bit of time out, get ready to move, earnt some money in both more normal work... and the less normal work of working for the chap who used to make my clothes and helping him with the starting up of a clothing factory geared towards young fashion designers... paid off the evils of credit cards, closed my Nottingham workshops and generally prepared for what I'm going to do next... plus here are a couple of things of note during this resting period:

NagNagNag design "For a long time I'd wanted to do something for Nag Nag Nag, the club night that'd helped kickstart the whole new-electro dance scene. I'd gone down to it in London and it'd completely inspired me to start my own night. I printed the t-shirts for Jonny Slut, with this rather nice design from their compilation album cover".
...bender poster "...plus me and Laura put on these fine chaps in Nottingham. It's James Johnston (Gallon Drunk/Bad Seeds), his artist/filmaker wife Geraldine Swayne and Steve Gullick (a stunning music photographer and Admiral of Loose Lips Sinks Ships magazine). It was a great night, helped by them being real sweethearts and was a good way to say a fond farewell to Nottingham."

...and now I'm living up in Leeds and this here badge site is my latest venture, with no doubt more to come.

Steve

20/2/5


Well, thinking about it, that was mostly work stuff, none of the more day to day life and loves and relationship stuff. A chap likes to keep somethings private I guess.

Here's something new that I've just done, along with my erstwhile companion Rik/Rikmanu:


Home Taping in Leeds


Steve

4/5/5


A couple of other things I've been working on... I rebuilt Ms Holly Golightly's website:

Holly Golightly banner


I've also built her online shop, which I'm also running and making the merchandise for.

Mechanical Cabaret banner

Plus I built and ran the online shop for Mechanical Cabaret, along with designing the merchandise.

Both of which have been rather fine things to do, as they're both rather fine and lovely people.



All in all...
So, all in all, is quite a selection of things to have done.

Not everything is here, particularly things done through much of the nineties as I don't have easy access to my pre-digital work (stored away at the moment) but I hope it all gave you a taste.

A more indepth version of things I've done can be viewed at www.culturaltreachery.com

It's a strange thing life. Ups and downs and downs and ups but it's an interesting journey.

Thanks.

Stephen





Badgesaplenty.com
We're a UK based custom badge and sticker making company. If you want to design your own badges etc we can make them for you.

We can custom make
25mm badges, 45mm badges, 45mm keyrings, 25mm keyrings, stickers, 45mm fridge magnets, 25mm fridge magnets, makeup mirrors, printed fabric badges and fabric badges from your material.

We make badges, stickers etc for zines, creative folk, bands, schools, events, exhibitions. Basically for all kinds of folk.

We've made badges and merchandise for Holly Golightly, badges for Kings Have Long Arms, badges for James Cauty (KLF/JAMMS), badges for Erasure, badges for Vince Ray, badges for Terry Edwards/Sartorial Records/Lydia Lunch, badges for Trojan Records, badges for Little White Lies Magazine, badges for Radiohead, badges for Bat For Lashes, badges for Jeffrey Lewis...