Friday, February 25, 2011

Making Button Badges!

Something just for fun! I haven't made any fun products in so long. In anticipation for the MoCCA Art festival I'm going to be participating at in April (did I mention that?), it is a great excuse to finally make some fun stuff, and also going back to New York City to see my friends and family. I can't believe I haven't been back since last July. Its been too long!

Making 1" buttons doesn't seem to have enough space for me, so I printed some backer cards to make a complete illustration. Plus there is something so satisfying about designing the whole package.

The thing with going ahead and making a bunch of inventory is not knowing what will sell and what won't. I struggle with that alot as I realized "I'm not my own customer."

I'd like to take a poll: which one do you like? Super Cat or Evil Robot? Please leave me a comment and let me know!

30 comments:

sassypackrat said...

What a cute idea to make the backer for the button part of the illustration! I like both but that evil robot is super awesome! Good luck!

dwilson said...

1 vote for Evil Robots

Tamara Henderson said...

You did a fantastic job on the buttons and packaging. I really like both of them but I vote for the the Super cat.

Jess said...

Oh geez I need an evil robot :D (I think you have my vote)

-Denver said...

Arrrgghhh! So hard to decide! Evil Robot probably edges out Super-Cat just ever so slightly...

roberta baird said...

Cuteness!
Like them both... but Evil Robot is my fave!

Anonymous said...

Robots all the way!

Nina Crittenden said...

I love them both! If I had to choose... Super Cat!

Lucy said...

Great idea!! I love Super Cat xx

Casey G. said...

It's so hard to choose they are both really awesome. I'm going with Robot because I like the color palette because of my own personal tastes.

carra said...

Love 'em both, but hey, I am a former cat owned, so I'm all for Super Cat!

ren said...

i've never been to MOCCA but i vend in small press at SDCC and i am gonna say that both will do well, if you can swing a reasonable amount of the two. i strongly suspect that people will want one of each if your price point is good. but...also, geeks love robots and i think the robot head stands very well on it's own.

p.s. the backing boards are great. these are really beautifully done and i am sure you will sell tons, whatever you decide to take.

Elisa Chavarri said...

Well I like Super Cat! furry over robots usually wins for me ;) LOVE your backings with the buttons as heads!

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Such an awesome idea to have the buttons mounted on the backers to continue the illustration! Brilliant! It's a tough one but I think I have to go with Super cat! Did you create your buttons thru Zazzle?

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh my... so hard to pick one!!! I think I'll go with Super Cat! Super cute idea Jannie!! :o)

Chad said...

both are too cute! You'll clearly have a package deal, right? For those of us who can't pick just one?

Kelly Medina said...

Super cool, Jannie! What a great idea creating the backers. Very nice touch. I don't know if I could actually pick just one since I love super animals and evil cute things! Buuuut, I'll go with the robot.

Have a great weekend!

Goomie said...

Love them both! But I have to go with Super Cat!

Marsha said...

Evil Robot!

Diana Evans said...

oh Jannie!!! we love them both!!! you are so clever...and package design is so much fun!!!

lil kim said...

Looks fantastic Jannie! The backing really adds to it so much. I'm generally a cat person but in this instance I think I will have to vote for evil mr. robot!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Dang! Why is this so hard! Okay I say the cat!

Tracy said...

Jannie, I LOVE these! OMG if I were going to be nearby, I would buy BOTH of them! They're both favorites...I couldn't choose. And you know, if you have any leftover, you can always put extras on your estsy store. They'll get snapped up quickly! These are adorable and I LOVE the backing you made...genius that only comes from the great chickengirl's brain ;)

Sweet Pea said...

Love them both - the packaging is great:) If I had to choose though, the evil robot would win!

david elzey said...

love them both, but when you see the cat head without the body -- that mask and no sense of the cape -- it could be a robber cat or a superhero cat. robot is robot, and where my vote goes.

claudine hellmuth said...

love them both!! I am a cat person so I vote for Super Cat!!

Jocelyn said...

I *love* them both...so hard to decide! The Super Cat is a slight favorite.

KirstenDraws said...

These are brilliant! I vote for SUPER CAT!!

Heather Powers said...

Oh my gosh, the backer cards are so clever! You get extra points for that bit of creativity. I'm digging evil robots.

monda-loves said...

Both are fab, but if I had to pick just one, then I go for Super Cat.