Friday, June 17, 2016

Art Deco Cherry Chunk

One of my very favorite Bakelite buttons, I hold this stylized dynamo in high regard. It's like a glam spark plug. Sometimes I think Art Deco, as a mode of beauty, borrows from the expressive zing of an imagined future. A case in point, this button comes across as a bright gadget with its mechanical contours and animated geometry. That shape! It's practically a robot's bow tie in a Pixar movie.   

-Sherbert McGee

P.S. Coming Soon: Get set for a WHOLE WEEK of Art Deco buttons in July.

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