I know how it is. You’re feeling disgruntled. You’re feeling alienated and disconnected from a world of injustice, cruelty and idiocy.
Frankly there are only two things that might help in this situation. First, a world revolution bringing an end to patriarchy, capitalism and the eternal darkness of Ragnarok. Second, a set of political badges.
I for one know which one is easier to order online at very reasonable prices.
For the avoidance of doubt I’m referring to BADGES. The revolution is going to take a little bit more working on.
As a bit of a hobby I produce awesome political badges and I want people to wear them. People like you (and, if you’re a shop or campaign, your customers and supporters).
Very soon I will have something that looks like a catalogue of the available ranges – but until that time there’s no reason why you can’t email me and, once we’ve had a chat, send me a payment to have 25mm of joy winging its way to you asap.
What badges have you got? Well, I have an ever developing stock. I have a very wide range but as a one man operation I can sell out of specific badges, so if you want something specific you may have to wait an extra week as I make new ones to your order.
You can see pictured here my Malcolm X badges and UKIP vermin, styled on the old ’68 poster.
We have portraits of various old school heroes – like Marx, Rosa Luxemburg, Tony Benn, Angela Davis, Frida Khalo, Jesus and, of course, Laika – the first dog in space.
Feminists badges include “Feminism – YES!”, and Rosie the Riveter telling us to join a union. We also have Paddington declaring that migration is not a crime, a badger against the cull, the infamous cats against cuts (there’s a story there, some other time perhaps), otters for squatters, a donkey that’s allergic to capitalism, the original Black Panther badge design, and a call for more wind power and less hot air.
In addition we say “Fuck normal”, “renationalise the NHS”, the LGBT colours in a lovely heart, the Green Party logo, and Syriza’s, one of the greatest Smith’s lyrics of all time, “Keep Hackney Crap”, “Make Ofsted history”, and “Socialist baby on board” – all in beautiful technicolour.
How come your badges are such high quality and yet so cheap? It’s simple really, you’re paying the wholesale price. I first got into making badges (in November 2014) in order to sell to local shops. My initial aim was to break even and have fun. It all escalated from there.
To be clear: because they are intended for campaigns and resale if you order, say, 100 feminist badges you don’t get 100 different feminist badge designs (one day perhaps), you will get duplicates, but it will always be a good selection of high quality, political badges at wholesale prices. If you’re not sure, just email me first.
How much is the postage? If you live in the UK it’s nothing. I’m throwing that in free, which is why the minimum order is 20 badges. If you genuinely want one badge, or live outside the UK, email me and I’m sure we can come to an arrangement. I’m the Nice Badge Man after all.
Hey. Could you design a badge for my campaign? Yes, I’d really love to. Your shop, organisation, campaign or movement is a complete and utter failure until you are sporting a badge. I will design that badge for you, for free, because I love you and you were so polite when you asked. Just email me with roughly what you’d like and we’ll see what we can do. Send queries here; firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I buy badges off you? Well, you press a series of the buttons below coming to the number of badges you want, and if you haven’t already emailed me, or what-not, let me know in PayPal’s message box which badges you’d like.
Badges are selected from over 30 designs (or from packs of 6 if you select anything other than mixed) – leave a note or email me if you want to specify your selection, eg if you want all your badges to be Rosie the Rivetter (there may a slight delay depending on stock levels).
Now push some buttons!