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Invisibles button badges

 
 
bencher
12:47 / 27.08.01
CONSUME! Does anyone know how I can get my hands on one of those Invisibles button badges released a while ago? CONSUME!
 
 
Lothar Tuppan
12:47 / 27.08.01
quote:Originally posted by bencher:
CONSUME! Does anyone know how I can get my hands on one of those Invisibles button badges released a while ago? CONSUME!


Nope. I didn't even know that they existed. I have a few friends that may be geeky... I mean 'dedicated' enough to have one or two. I'll ask around and see what I can turn up.
 
 
bencher
12:47 / 27.08.01
That'll be sweet.
 
 
casemaker
15:55 / 27.08.01
I had about fifteen made this summer.
Try:

Busy Beaver Buttons

If that doesn't work maybe I can send you a couple of leftovers.
 
 
Lex
23:17 / 27.08.01
Hello havenīt seen this one for a long time.
Pops up now and then same like the infames
Invisible Tarot.
There was this genuin Invisible button.
I think you got it with some of the first isues.Never seen one but eays to make yourself if you actually want to run around with one you should be resoursful enought to get one yourself.
 
 
matsya
23:38 / 27.08.01
the actual invisibles button badge was crap. it had something written on it. it wasn't BLANK. It had "invisibles" written in pale beige across it.

I had a friend with a badge-maker do me up a bunch of actually blank button badges - works much better. the official one would also probably be hideously expensive on "collector" rationale, so yeah. might as well make your own.

think of it as a counter-subversive counterfeit merchandising item. much more fun.

m.
 
 
bencher
01:16 / 28.08.01
quote:Originally posted by casemaker:
I had about fifteen made this summer.
Try:

Busy Beaver Buttons

If that doesn't work maybe I can send you a couple of leftovers.



I'll probably be making my own, thanks for the offer, I've bookmarked the webpage for making future Transmet/Watchmen badges - but it's probably not worth the hassle for a blank badge.

[ 28-08-2001: Message edited by: bencher ]
 
 
mikemystery
13:38 / 25.04.06
When i did my degree show, over ten years ago i made a bunch of blank badges.

I did most with a "mikemystery" logo on it but a few with the invisibles logo.

The badges were printed on non flourescing blotting paper with the logo sprayed on in UV ink. The badges were blank except under a uv light, when you could see the logo.

I still wear one (in fact, i met a guy from Barbelith at the Moorcock & Alan Moore thing at rada who noticed the badge) if anyone fancies, I could maybe make some more for barbelith.
 
 
mikemystery
13:40 / 25.04.06
And can i just say that, even ten years on, i still think it waas a bloody genius idea
 
 
Elijah, Freelance Rabbi
17:47 / 25.04.06
I like the UV ink idea...
 
 
Triumvir
05:56 / 26.04.06
UV ink + the invisibles = crazy good
 
 
diz
08:57 / 26.04.06
No, no, no. Blank = blank. No UV hijinks, no logos, no nothing. Blank.
 
 
diz
08:59 / 26.04.06
but thank you for offering, mike. i didn't mean to come across as rude in that respect.
 
 
mikemystery
12:58 / 26.04.06
An actual blank badge is easy. Find the local badgemaker, get one made. Should cost about 10p (25c). that's what i did. provide your own white papre. Bingo. White badge.
 
 
coweatman
20:47 / 09.05.06
find a pin/badge (depending on what side of the pond you're on) for a really shit band or club night or something and spray paint it white. that's how i made mine.
 
 
Quantum
13:30 / 11.05.06
Meet someone with a badgemaking machine. Gumbitch stamped mine out the other day and kept one for himself, but I'd love a UV one of the invisibles logo, that would go nicely with it.
I've got a white T shirt with a white sleeve patch with the logo embroidered on it in white, which is pretty cool. I might make one of those badges for it, though writing it out by hand with a UV pen might not look too professional.
 
 
Tim Tempest
19:31 / 22.05.06
...might not look too professional.

Dude, you'll look fine. Anarchists have no need to look professional.

And these badges...I have just decided that I need one.
 
 
Korso Jerusalem
14:55 / 25.05.06
Were the badges really white? I was under the impression that they were reflective.
 
 
ORA ORA ORA ORAAAA!!
12:27 / 27.05.06
I'm with phallicus on the latter. But I only ever read the comics one time.

If you want a blank badgeface, you can peel the cover off almost any badge to get to it. Depending on what the badge is made of (white plastic or cheap metal) you will get a white badge or a shiny metal badge.

I have accidentally turned many badges from various uni clubs and societies into invisibles badges by catching the edge of them on things, and having the face peel off them eventually.
 
 
glitch
03:51 / 29.05.06
I made some a few years ago. I had two types. Both look great.

Buy some blank ones (they come white but are hard to find)

Get some old ones you don't want anymore, clean 'em up, buy a can of white enammel spray paint (everyone should own at least a can of white and a can of black anyway in case you have to put a message on a wall some time), spray with a couple of coats! Let it dry, the end result is great!

enjoy
 
 
faintwhitelights
03:58 / 30.05.06
in the first collection, at the end with the marquis de sade, the young boy he picks up recieves his badge. he looks into it and notices it's a reflection.

i THINK thats when it mentions it being reflective.
 
 
c0nstant
04:58 / 02.06.06
(everyone should own at least a can of white and a can of black anyway in case you have to put a message on a wall some time)

TRUTH
 
  
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