Remember VHS tapes? They might not be round like Alf Pogs, records or compact discs (or buttons!) but anything “old” is perfect for making a retro pin-back button.
You could even cut out pieces of a tape and incorporate it into a real VHS button! Use old technology to make something that is actually even older technology – but unlike tapes, buttons aren’t going away anytime soon.
Computers and button makers are often seen as different and opposing machines – but people can use computers to make images for buttons, or to line up text, or to print off multiple copies of a custom design.
Computer button; or more accurately, this pin-back button shows someone at their computer.
CLICK! This word button shows the sound made by someone using their mouse.
Do you use a computer when you are preparing to use your button maker?
Not the buttons on your cell phone – A pinback button!
This pin-back button shows a common sight on the bus or subway. This person is shouting into the cell phone!
This pin-back button was made from a page from a magazine reading “Noone can hear you scream” Unfortunately the person who made this button did not have access to a pinback button maker large enough to accommodate all the text. Tecre has lots of different sized button makers, perfect for any project.
A pin-back button from People Power Press
“Only a corporate mind could think up watching a TV on a cell phone”
Do you want to make your own pin-back buttons critical of the misuse or overuse of mobile phones? Get your Tecre Button Maker and start using your hands to push a different kind of button!
Kevin Mitnick is probably the most well known hacker who wore both hats – A Black Hat is often considered malicious, and some people would classify Anonymous as such. A White Hat is not as well known, but they often improve coding and help keep sites more secure.
This white hat button was made from a magazine cutout. You can slightly see the text from the other side of the paper showing through this pin-back button. I made this hacker button for a friend.
Take a break from the computer and make some pin-back buttons with your Tecre button maker!