This extra large limited edition pin badge is the work of Tony Dennis of Tape Deck Art. Part of a collection of oversized badges which are intended to be wall hung, the designs are taken from actual pins from the 1970s and 1980s which were collected by the self-taught British artist.
Age marks have been added to some of the designs to make the badges look more authentic. Colour disfiguration and rust marks add to the look of badges that have been well loved and well worn for many years.
About the Artwork
Blondie is an American rock band co-founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein. The band was a pioneer in the American new wave scene of the mid-1970s in New York. Their first two albums contained strong elements of punk and new wave, and although highly successful in the UK and Australia, Blondie was regarded as an underground band in the U.S. until the release of third album Parallel Lines in 1978 which was an international commercial success. Over the next five years, the band achieved several hit singles including Heart of Glass, Call Me, Atomic, The Tide Is High, and Rapture. The band became noted for its eclectic mix of musical styles, also incorporating elements of disco, pop, reggae, and early rap music.
They disbanded in 1982 but reformed in 1997.
About the Artist
Tony Dennis paints and creates oversized badges, selling them in galleries in the UK, Europe and the United States.
In 2018, Tony worked with French graffiti artist Invader and produced 10 giant pin badges for his LA exhibition Into the White Cube. The badges produced were showcased in the LA Times.
In 2020, Tony released 20 giant Prodigy badges after the band commissioned them. All badges sold out within four minutes of going on sale.
Tony has worked with the Hard Rock chain and produced giant badges for their Dublin hotel.
Buyers include Noel Gallagher, Maxim from The Prodigy, Taron Egerton and Paddy Considine.
All badges are handmade by the artist and produced in the UK.
Limited edition of 50 pieces
Hand signed and numbered*
20 diameter x 2d cm
Hand painted in acrylic paints using stencils
Artwork printed onto a gloss laminate vinyl and wrapped onto a hand spun aluminium badge
Powder coated and hand finished
- UV protected
Wall fixings included
*The image of the back of the badge is representative. The limited edition number that you receive will likely differ from that shown.
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