The challenge was to create 400 all-different buttons from scratch in a week. It started with individually designed buttons and devolved to cutting images out of magazines and creating buttons like “flag of Japan,” which was just a solid red circle.
Interestingly, this was probably one of the most popular works I ever created and it sold out in a fraction of the time other vended projects did. Perhaps because it was just so clear and consistent in its purpose. It was totally buttons, with no other reason than to be something to pin onto clothing or backpacks.