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Artist and Producer Daiza Shines with New Music and Custom Sparkly Buttons July 17 2017

Daiza is a musician based in Boston. She released her first single Metal Mouth this past March and released another single Crying Blanks in April.

The art-electronic producer and artist is currently doing shows to promote her new music and we got involved to help her make some unique concert merch.

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She designed these beautiful cards with custom 1.25" buttons for a show. We see a lot of custom orders come through our shop, but this one definitely caught our eye.

A double-sided pink card has one of two custom sparkly buttons attached and branded with all Daiza's contact information, including a QR code. We kind of love them!

Holographic Buttons with Custom Printing

The sparkly effect is from printing the artwork on Dura-Lar, a transparent film, and then placing over gold foil. You can read more about this process in this post about making holographic pinback buttons.

You can also see how it all works in the Button Guy video about How to Make Holographic Pinback Buttons:

 

 

We have a number of custom printing and packaging options available in addition to a different special finishes.
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Daiza's order beautifully combined all of these things and we feel these sparkly button cards are a perfect complement to her sound. We will be continuing to follow as Daiza's career continues to evolve and do hope you take a listen too!

Check out Diaza and her music online:

Website: www.daizamusic.com

Soundcloud: soundsbydaiza

Instagram: @soundsbydaiza

Twitter: @soundsbydaiza

Facebook: @soundsbydaiza

Looking for Unique Custom Options for Selling Buttons at a Show?

If you want to create some unique concert merch for an upcoming show or tour, we are here to help! A button doesn't have to be just a button if you are looking for something extra special for your fans.

You can let us know what you have in mind or you can call us and we can talk you through some of your different options. 

 

   

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May The Fourth Be With You: The Star Wars Underground Buttons are Out of this World! May 04 2017

 

The Star Wars Underworld

Forget all the other days on the calendar, because today is the day that matters for Star Wars fans around the world. May 4th has come to be known as May the Fourth Be With You Day, or Star Wars Day.

We thought it would be the perfect day to showcase our friends at The Star Wars Underworld and their out-of-this-world custom buttons.

The Star Wars Underground is a great community where fans all over the world can join one platform and connect with each other. The platform is fan-driven and family-friendly so Star Wars fans of any age can take part! 

Custom Buttons For Community Members

We had the chance to work with the rad guys over at to make these super cool and well designed buttons. Pinback custom buttons for community members allow them share that they belong in a special community and to express the voice, message and personality of that membership. We think these buttons do exactly that. 

The larger Custom 2" Round Button is a great pin size for extra visibility to showcase The Star Wars Underground logo. The smaller Custom 1-1/4" Round Button is great size for fun designs and messages that members can pin and wear all the time. 

Depending on what message or design you want to express, there is a pin size and shape that will perfectly suit the needs of your special community members! We would love to talk through all of those options with you so reach out to us anytime!

May the Fourth Be With YouExplore more with The Star Wars Underground Online!

What started as a Facebook page has now expanded into a full website and a podcast. You can also find them on a variety of other platforms:

The Star Wars Underground on Tumblr 
The Star Wars Underground on Instagram
The Star Wars Underground on Twitter
The Star Wars Underground on Google+
The Star Wars Underground on YouTube

May The Fourth Be With You all today!

 

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Fantastic Toronto Comicon Buttons by Artist Leanne Davies April 10 2017

Toronto artist Leanne Davies recently hit up Toronto Comicon with these rad custom 1.5” square buttons.

Toronto Comicon Spock buttons

Leanne Davies is a visual artist who paints in acrylics and watercolour. Her work illuminates beauty in the absurd and the ironic. Influences on her work include social media and popular culture with desire and the intricacy of human relationships as two common themes in her art.

She had two of her paintings put onto buttons to sell at the pop culture convention where she was an exhibitor.

Custom Super Dave 1.5" Square Buttons

Leanne Davies’ Spock and Super Dave paintings were pressed into 1.5” square buttons.

This shape and size combination is a great choice for visual artists looking for affordable ways to sell art at shows like Toronto Comicon. This is because the button is big enough to display the detail of the artwork, but is still wearable.

There are a number of custom options for visual artists looking to sell their artwork at a pop culture convention or any other number of shows. Custom magnets, mirrors, coasters, keychains and jewelry are other unique and affordable ways to sell art. These items also provide low cost ways for people to buy art. 

To learn more about Leanne Davies and view her fantastic online gallery, visit www.leannedavies.com.

You can also follow her - and see her recent Toronto Comicon adventures - on Instagram

 

 

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Customer Profile: Custom Rounded Rectangle Buttons for Doggy-Yasha March 28 2017

Doggy-Yasha is a Winnipeg-based artist who creates awesome fan art as well as original illustrations. We recently made them come custom fan art buttons, and the finished product turned out pretty nice!

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These custom fan-art buttons are a unique size and shape which works well with the composition of the designs. The buttons are 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Rounded Rectangle Pinbacks, a relatively new button size that looks extremely sleek and professional with clean rounded corners. We also make Custom  Rounded Rectangle Magnets, a lovely addition to any refrigerator door!

 

If You Like Fan-Art Buttons, Check This Out:

If the fan-art aspect of this post caught your eye, or if you're interested in making buttons for conventions or fan expos, take a peek at the blog feature "Button Making Business: Convention Tips from a Pro!" It's full of great information about selling buttons at conventions.

Check out more of Doggy-Yasha's work online!

Doggy-Yasha on Tumblr: http://www.yashaart.tumblr.com
Doggy-Yasha on Red Bubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/doggyyasha
Doggy-Yasha on Instagram: @DoggyYasha


  

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Record Label Buttons for Arbutus Records! December 02 2016

These 1" round custom record label buttons were made for Arbutus Records, a Montreal label that's been around since 2007. They're home to a bunch of really amazing artists who represent a variety of music genres.

 Custom Music Buttons for Arbutus Records

 The label started out by recording their friends, many of whom are still signed with Arbutus Records today. They pride themselves on being accessible and inclusive, values that we at People Power Press also take to heart.

These 1" Round Record Label Buttons are really striking, and the geometric logo looks like it was destined to be on a button!

 

Record Label Buttons by People Power Press

 

SPEAKING OF MUSIC...

If you're in the market for some band buttons, record label buttons, or make music of any kind, check out our Lyric Video and Custom Button Bundles ! These bundles are PERFECT-O for any band, musician, or singer-songwriter whose looking for some swag that won't break the bank :)

 

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Make More Music! Custom Buttons for CTRL ROOM November 16 2016

People Power Press loves music makers!

We recently had the pleasure of making custom pinback buttons for CTRL ROOM, a collective of Beat Makers, Record Label Owners, and DJs based out of the West Toronto Junction!

CTRL ROOM is fully equipped for their artists to jam and record their own music, which makes it possible for them to live out their sole objective: promoting the creation and distribution of quality music by dedicated DJs.

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CTRL ROOM has embraced the custom pinback button as a great, low-cost way to get their message out there! Keep on spreading the message and the music :)

Check out CTRL ROOM on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for great pics, sweet events, and awesome tunes :)

 

       

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Buttoning up for Fall with Knitty October 13 2016

The air outside is getting cold but we are cozy inside making buttons! Check out these adorable 1" Custom Buttons for Knitty Magazine!

Promotional Buttons for Knitty Magazine by People Power Press

Knitty is one of the coolest online knitting resources there is, so we're thrilled that they're using buttons to spread the word! Follow Knitty on Twitter to find out more about knitting and fibre events and meetups.

Custom Buttons are a great way to promote blogs or any cool project you're working on, and bring together folks with shared interests (like knitting!) at meetups and events!

 

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Spotlight on SALES: 1" Buttons with Colorful Custom Collages June 02 2016

Hey there button folks!

We've got some custom 1" buttons hot off the hand press for a band called SALES. The musical duo is comprised Lauren Morgan (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Shih (guitar/programming), both supremely talented musicians and best buddies from Florida.

Collage artist and designer Alana Questell created some awesome designs that were used not only as artwork for the album, but for their custom buttons as well!

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Alana Questell
Alana Questell

 

If you want to hear some sweet tunes from SALES, head on over to their SoundCloud or YouTube channel.

Or, if you want a little taste of what SALES is all about enjoy the below video from a 3 part series called "from 12 to 12."

This is part 1 - "vow"

 

If you're in the market for some custom band buttons or a video to go along with YOUR cool jams, take a peek at one of our newest products: Lyric Videos and Custom Button Bundles!

 

            

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Ingenious Storage Containers: Marketing with Magnets! January 28 2016

Our friends at Ingenious Storage Containers had a predicament. How could they add their branding to the storage containers they were selling?

Stickers could do the trick, but they'd probably get peeled off as soon as the container arrives at its new home. And nobody likes that sticky residue that gets left behind.

Then, they had it! The perfect solution: Ingenious Storage Magnets!

Ingenious Storage Magnets

Ingenious came...

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Canadian Women in Food: Using Buttons to Stir Things Up! January 18 2016

Canada’s food sector contributes in a big way to the national economy, being responsible for more than 9 per cent of GDP and 2.3 million jobs. That's approximately 13 per cent of all employment in Canada!

Women represent more than 60 per cent of those employed in the food and beverage industry.

Canadian Women in Foodis a super cool community that supports and celebrates female entrepreneurs in...

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I Love My Library and You Should Too! Custom Buttons for the Vancouver Island Regional Library October 23 2015

 

October is National Library Month across Canada and we were fortunate enough to work with the outstanding folks at the Vancouver Island Regional Library.

Most of us have taken advantage of our local library at some point, but we would like to take a minute and highlight the heart and soul behind all of our local libraries - the librarians and staff who work tirelessly to provide us with this...

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Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia - Preparing Nova Scotia Youth for the Future! October 21 2015

Earlier this month we made some buttons for the inspirational folks at Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia and we want to share the great work that they do with all of you!

JA Nova Scotia is a non-profit organization that works to motivate youth through educational programing, addressing the gaps in financial and business education in school curricula. We have all experienced the stress of the job...

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Farmers’ Markets Ontario – Support Farmers and Your Local Markets March 06 2015

We love our local farmer’s market so when we got the opportunity to design something for our friends at Farmers’ Markets Ontario, we were pretty thrilled.
I love my Farmers' Market buttons and promotional cards by People Power Press

Farmers’ Markets Ontario played host to the 2015 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conventionwhere the theme was Connect for Success as horticultural specialists gathered from around the world to share stories, strategies and networking...

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Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre presents Canoe 2015 January 30 2015

People Power Press custom buttons for Workshop West presents Canoe 2015


Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre produces a festival every year called CANOE2015. #CANOE2015 runs from Jan. 28 to Feb. 2 and will be presenting some of the most ground-breaking theatrical events by local, national and international artists.

“Every January, Workshop West turns its word-based mandate upside down to program non-traditional theatre that pushes boundaries and buttons” says newly...

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Buttons for Peace! September 19 2014

People Power Press is proud to be the official custom button maker of the 2014 #OneDayForPeace in Toronto - an event spreading hope, love, positivity, and awareness through music and in support of Amnesty International.

Hosted by the One Fire Movement(an organization dedicated to peace and change through art since 2009) and in collaboration with Canadian and international artists, One Day for...

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Buttons on the Fringe! August 19 2014

Chase Padgett (6 Guitars) and Stacey Hallal (Curious Comedy) are touring their musical sketch comedy show Chase and Stacey Present: Joyride. Joining them on the road are their custom fringetastic buttons, a perfect way to bring the comedy home with you and show your Fringe colours all year long!

Featuring sketches and songs about time travel, elderly crime sprees, and ribbon dancing, Joyride is a...

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Resilience button January 09 2014

This resilience pin-back button shows the rainbow, symbolizing all the different identities. LGBT buttons often share similarities – stuff like rainbows, pink triangles, male symbol or female symbol. Can you think of other ways to make queer pride buttons without using the same images? Come back later for more LGBT pin-back buttons.
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Community Bicycle Network celebrates 20 years! December 05 2013

Our friends at Community Bicycle Network are celebrating their 20th year!   Congratulations on your awesome, award winning service!!! 

Their vision is:

  • bicycles are used to experience everyday life
  • bicycles, parts & accessories can be purchased affordably without sales tax, encouraging sustainable mobility
  • used bicycles can be repaired, resold and re-used or striped for parts and recycled in an...
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Cauldron's Brazil's lost Tour 2013 November 29 2013

We have some friends in the band Cauldron who are currently finishing up a Brazilian tour.  Check out the custom band buttons that they made! 

These buttons are METAL!!! :-)

 

If you want to check out their music you can go to their Myspace.   And like them on Facebook!   While you're at it, you can follow there shenanigans on Twitter!

 

 

Their 6 city tour details are:

Nov. 26 - Belo Horizonte,...

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Retro button November 04 2013

Get fired up about (and into) space with this spaceman button! We don’t mean to sound sexist, but this is a retro button – and back in the early days of space flight, women were told they could not go! Even Hilary Clinton was told as a child that “We don’t take girls”
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Animal Rights Buttons March 27 2013

We found a bunch of Animal Rights buttons… “NO Fur” “Animals Deserve Respect” “Friends don’t let friends eat meat” “I torture scientists that torture animals” There are lots of vegetarian buttons and vegan buttons here as well as animal rights buttons, so you don’t need to wait until September to get your veg/an pin-back buttons.
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