Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Button Wednesday : CELEBRITY BUTTON ART CHARITY BOOK



It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



This Button Wednesday is about the Celebrity Button Art Charity Book. The book was launched in November 2010 and compiled by Karen Gammon, a retired art teacher from Staffordshire (UK). It contains over 240 pieces of artwork collected from celebrities around the world. Each piece of work is done around a button and a full list of celebrities participating is attached. Contributors include actors, actresses, royalty, academics, chefs, singers, authors, politicians and designers. The artwork has been collected over the past nine years. The book is a continuation of a fundraising project started at the beginning of the new millennium, and a range of charities will benefit. It is a marvelous initiative and the book is beautiful (I just had to buy it....). Next to the celebrity button art, it contains a short history of the button, button assemblages made from tens of thousands of buttons and lots of other information that is related to buttons. You can buy the book here.

Some of the art work presented in the book:


Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here in the comments so that everybody can enjoy it !!

5 comments:

Dina Fragola said...

Very cool! I checked the pictures in detail and I really like Simon Callow's drawing!

ingermaaike said...

What a fantastic book!

aegeansea said...

So Awesome! I'm loving your Button Posts!

Marion Pannekoek said...

This looks like a great and interesting book Petronella, I can see why you bought it! Enjoy...

l'actrice said...

Looks very interesting! Amazing pictures:-)