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Shadowlands: Glow in the Dark Buttons for Toronto Fringe Festival July 14 2017

This week, we had the absolute pleasure of making some Custom Glow in the Dark  Pinback Buttons for Shadowlands, a one-woman play in the Toronto Fringe Festival.

Savanna Harvey of Pretentious Productions is the writer and star of this experimental theater piece, which runs until July 16th in Toronto.

Glow in the Dark Buttons for Shadowlands at Toronto Fringe Festival

These amazing Custom 1-1/2" Glow in the Dark Buttons are made with Dura-Larilm (instead of mylar) in combination with a Glow in the Dark material (instead of paper).

The end effect is spooky and perfect for this play, which is staged in total darkness!!

The Graphic Designer behind these pinbacks in the very clever Alex Kirkpatrick who did an amazing job at capturing the mood of the production in a pinback button series which is no small feat! Check out more of Alex's work here.

Shadowlands Play by Savanna Harvey of Pretentious Productions Toronto Fringe Festival Buttons

To learn more about Shadowlands, check out the links below:

Website: www.savannaharvey.ca

Email: pretentiousproductionsart@gmail.com

Facebook: @Pretentioustheatre

Twitter: @PretentiousPlay

Instagram: pretentiousproductionsart

 

Thanks Savannah, and break a leg!

 

 

   

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Artist and Producer Daiza Shines with New Music and Custom Sparkly Buttons July 13 2017

Daiza is a musician based in Boston. She released her first single Metal Mouth this past March and released another single Crying Blanks in April.

The art-electronic producer and artist is currently doing shows to promote her new music and we got involved to help her make some unique concert merch.

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She designed these beautiful cards with custom 1.25" buttons for a show. We see a lot of custom orders come through our shop, but this one definitely caught our eye.

A double-sided pink card has one of two custom sparkly buttons attached and branded with all Daiza's contact information, including a QR code. We kind of love them!

Holographic Buttons with Custom Printing

The sparkly effect is from printing the artwork on Dura-Lar, a transparent film, and then placing over gold foil. You can read more about this process in this post about making holographic pinback buttons.

You can also see how it all works in the Button Guy video about How to Make Holographic Pinback Buttons:

 

 

We have a number of custom printing and packaging options available in addition to a different special finishes.
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Daiza's order beautifully combined all of these things and we feel these sparkly button cards are a perfect complement to her sound. We will be continuing to follow as Daiza's career continues to evolve and do hope you take a listen too!

Check out Diaza and her music online:

Website: www.daizamusic.com

Soundcloud: soundsbydaiza

Instagram: @soundsbydaiza

Twitter: @soundsbydaiza

Facebook: @soundsbydaiza

Looking for Unique Custom Options for Selling Buttons at a Show?

If you want to create some unique concert merch for an upcoming show or tour, we are here to help! A button doesn't have to be just a button if you are looking for something extra special for your fans.

You can let us know what you have in mind or you can call us and we can talk you through some of your different options. 

 

   

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A Perfect Spring Soundtrack and Custom 1" Buttons from Fallen Love Records May 24 2017

If you are looking for a great-sounding Spring soundtrack, we think we've got it! Our friends at Fallen Love Records recently released Secret Gardens, a compilation of picnic pop featuring 22 artists from around the world. In conjunction with the release they also had us make these adorable 1” custom buttons.
Fallen Love Records fan buttons

Fallen Love Records is a bedroom pop label based out of Oshawa. Their latest release Secret Gardens is full of great spring songs that will carry you through the season and beyond when – brr! - spring is only a memory.

The custom 1” buttons are included in a sweet package along some other great items when you purchase Secret Gardens now. Head on over to the Fallen Love Records site get your copy of Secret Gardens - with your own tiny button!

Band buttons for connecting with fans

The latest Fallen Love Records release is a great example of how band buttons can enhance a relationship between artists and fans. Buttons can always be sold at shows or online to support music labels and musicians, but they can also be tokens of appreciation for fans. These band buttons can then be collected or worn to share that support with the rest of the world.

These Fallen Love Records pins are custom 1” buttons, which are the most popular band button size, but custom 7/8” buttons and custom 1.25” custom buttons are great options too. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you can see all custom button sizes here.

Fallen Love Records Secret Gardens release with button

Other ideas for musicians

Add a lyric music video to your button order with these lyric video + custom button packages.

Liking the idea of band buttons so much, you want to make them yourself? Get going with a Standard 1” Button Maker Start-Up Kit.

Follow Fallen Love Records online!

Instagram: @fallenloverecs

Twitter: @fallenloverecs

Tumblr: fallenloverecords

 

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Buttons for a Cause: The "More Than a Label" Slow Clothing Movement May 13 2017

A group of students from Acadia University is handing out buttons for a cause. They want these custom buttons to change the way people think about the clothing they buy and wear with a simple question: "Ask Me About My Sustainable Outfit!"

More Than a Label is a slow clothing movement that supports buying used clothing, repurposing the clothing you already have and buying items that are built to last.

Custom buttons for a cause

The group had these custom buttons made to get people talking about their clothes. See someone wearing one of these buttons? Go ahead and ask them what the story is behind their clothes! 

Visit More Than a Label on Facebook and Instagram to read the many clothing stories they have collected there too. 

More Than a Label sustainable outfit clothing

Create your own buttons for a cause to get the word out and for fundraising

Are you thinking about buttons for a cause that's near and dear to your heart? Buttons are a great way to share your message. A single button let's people see your message while also inviting folks to ask questions if they are interested in learning more. You can promote your cause without saying a word!

Buttons for a cause like these ones from More Than a Label can also be a great fundraising idea. Your supporters can purchase a button, which helps raise funds for your cause, but has the added bonus in that when they wear the pin they are helping you spread your message.

It's easy to design custom buttons with free online tools

And designing your button is very easy with some great tools available online. Check out the free online button design program The Button Designer to create simple message pins in no time. A quick online search will also produce some other free design programs to create your image, which you can then upload into our button templates.

Other great examples of buttons with a message

Toronto Save Buttons

Together Project

Kids' Lit Quiz

Got a cause, but not sure where to start? We'd love to talk about your button ideas with you to help get you started. Just give us a call or drop us a line!

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May The Fourth Be With You: The Star Wars Underground Buttons are Out of this World! May 04 2017

 

The Star Wars Underworld

Forget all the other days on the calendar, because today is the day that matters for Star Wars fans around the world. May 4th has come to be known as May the Fourth Be With You Day, or Star Wars Day.

We thought it would be the perfect day to showcase our friends at The Star Wars Underworld and their out-of-this-world custom buttons.

The Star Wars Underground is a great community where fans all over the world can join one platform and connect with each other. The platform is fan-driven and family-friendly so Star Wars fans of any age can take part! 

Custom Buttons For Community Members

We had the chance to work with the rad guys over at to make these super cool and well designed buttons. Pinback custom buttons for community members allow them share that they belong in a special community and to express the voice, message and personality of that membership. We think these buttons do exactly that. 

The larger Custom 2" Round Button is a great pin size for extra visibility to showcase The Star Wars Underground logo. The smaller Custom 1-1/4" Round Button is great size for fun designs and messages that members can pin and wear all the time. 

Depending on what message or design you want to express, there is a pin size and shape that will perfectly suit the needs of your special community members! We would love to talk through all of those options with you so reach out to us anytime!

May the Fourth Be With YouExplore more with The Star Wars Underground Online!

What started as a Facebook page has now expanded into a full website and a podcast. You can also find them on a variety of other platforms:

The Star Wars Underground on Tumblr 
The Star Wars Underground on Instagram
The Star Wars Underground on Twitter
The Star Wars Underground on Google+
The Star Wars Underground on YouTube

May The Fourth Be With You all today!

 

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Buttons with Simple Text Design for Tribute to the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge April 19 2017

Customer Lorne walked into the shop one day wanting to make a custom button with a simple text design to take with him to the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge. The story behind the button design was anything but simple. 

Custom buttons with simple text design

These 2-1/4" custom round buttons were made to honour veterans, including those who fought in the historic battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago. This battle is considered to be a defining moment in Canadian history. 

Lorne will be carrying these custom round buttons as he travels to attend the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge this month. He has a very personal connection to The First World War, when the battle at Vimy Ridge occurred. His father was a soldier in this war. He also has a brother who is a veteran of the Second World War and was featured in a CBC miniseries called The Valour and the Horror. 

In addition to his trip to Vimy Ridge, Lorne was also present at the opening of the Juno Beach Centre.  

100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge

Buttons with Simple Text Design Can Share Your Message

These buttons are a great example of how one button can be used to share your message.

If you would like to tell your story with a custom button, please let us know. Often customers don't think we will make a single button, but we will make a few or as many buttons as you'd like!

If you have an idea, we can help bring it to life. We offer a variety of custom button sizes and shapes, as well as many other custom products. We also have a variety of design services available to match your needs. 

You can also get creative and create your own buttons with simple text design using Button Designer. It's free and easy to use!


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Fantastic Toronto Comicon Buttons by Artist Leanne Davies April 10 2017

Toronto artist Leanne Davies recently hit up Toronto Comicon with these rad custom 1.5” square buttons.

Toronto Comicon Spock buttons

Leanne Davies is a visual artist who paints in acrylics and watercolour. Her work illuminates beauty in the absurd and the ironic. Influences on her work include social media and popular culture with desire and the intricacy of human relationships as two common themes in her art.

She had two of her paintings put onto buttons to sell at the pop culture convention where she was an exhibitor.

Custom Super Dave 1.5" Square Buttons

Leanne Davies’ Spock and Super Dave paintings were pressed into 1.5” square buttons.

This shape and size combination is a great choice for visual artists looking for affordable ways to sell art at shows like Toronto Comicon. This is because the button is big enough to display the detail of the artwork, but is still wearable.

There are a number of custom options for visual artists looking to sell their artwork at a pop culture convention or any other number of shows. Custom magnets, mirrors, coasters, keychains and jewelry are other unique and affordable ways to sell art. These items also provide low cost ways for people to buy art. 

To learn more about Leanne Davies and view her fantastic online gallery, visit www.leannedavies.com.

You can also follow her - and see her recent Toronto Comicon adventures - on Instagram

 

 

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Fun Fan Art: Custom Rounded Rectangle Buttons for Doggy-Yasha March 28 2017

Doggy-Yasha is a Winnipeg-based artist who creates awesome fan art as well as original illustrations. We recently made them come custom fan art buttons, and the finished product turned out pretty nice!

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These custom fan-art buttons are a unique size and shape which works well with the composition of the designs. The buttons are 1-3/4" x 2-3/4" Rounded Rectangle Pinbacks, a relatively new button size that looks extremely sleek and professional with clean rounded corners. We also make Custom  Rounded Rectangle Magnets, a lovely addition to any refrigerator door!

 

If You Like Fan-Art Buttons, Check This Out:

If the fan-art aspect of this post caught your eye, or if you're interested in making buttons for conventions or fan expos, take a peek at the blog feature "Button Making Business: Convention Tips from a Pro!" It's full of great information about selling buttons at conventions.

Check out more of Doggy-Yasha's work online!

Doggy-Yasha on Tumblr: http://www.yashaart.tumblr.com
Doggy-Yasha on Red Bubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/doggyyasha
Doggy-Yasha on Instagram: @DoggyYasha


  

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Creepy Buttons for Creepy Cake Co. March 09 2017

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These wonderfully creepy custom buttons are a delicious mix of spooky and sweet, a perfect fit for Creepy Cake Co.

Boasting doom & gloom in every bite, this Niagara Region bakery specializes in baked goods with a distinctly creepy flair.

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Creepy Cake Co. jumped on the button band wagon with these creepy custom 1-1/2" Round Pinback Buttons. The size of button works really well with their logo, large enough to read the text no problem, but still small and wearable. Excellent choice Creepy Cake Co!

Now if only making buttons could end with eating frosting right out of the bowl :)

 

 

 

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UPSTARTS: Custom Buttons for Big Ideas February 10 2017

UPSTARTS is an brand new organization that acts as a platform for young innovators.

They're so brand new, in fact, they haven't even launched yet! They'll be officially launched on March 1st 2017, and we've got a sneak peek of some swag (spoiler alert: they're custom buttons!)

 

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UPSTARTS work to connect the next generation of thinkers and entrepreneurs with scholarships, mentorships, and opportunities to make Canada a better place.

What a cool idea, UPSTARTS!! Supporting the "side hustle" of today's youth to foster the entrepreneurs of tomorrow :)

These Custom 2-1/2" Round Buttons are big and bold, just like the ideas that UPSTARTS will foster. Thanks for taking these custom buttons along for an exciting ride shaping the Canada of tomorrow!

 

Check out UPSTARTS on social media for for info!

WEBSITE: www.upstarts.me
FACEBOOK: @upstarts.me
TWITTER: @UPSTARTS

 

 

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Girl Guides with Mighty Minds: Fighting the Stigma with Custom Buttons January 20 2017

On January 21st, the Girl Guides of Canada are coming together to Shine a Light on Metal Health and bring awareness to the importance of building positive mental health in girls.

You better believe that custom buttons will be there to help fighting the stigma too!

The Shine a Light on Mental Health event also marks the roll out new Girl Guides of Canada programming called "Mighty Minds." The programming will teaching girls how to cope with every day life challenges & address the stigma surrounding mental health.

 

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These custom 1" buttons boast the colourful logo for Mighty Minds and will aid in raising awareness about mental health. We think it's pretty cool that they're using buttons to get their message out there.

Head on down to Nathan Philips Square at 5:30 pm on January 21st to be part of it all :) Who knows, you might even be wearing one of these buttons by the end!

 

 

For more info, check out Girl Guides of Canada on social media:

Website (www.girlguides.ca)
Twitter (@girlguidesofcan)
Facebook  (@GirlGuidesofCanada.GuidesduCanada/)
Instagram (@girlguidesofcanada)
YouTube (@ggcanada)

 

 

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The Great Outdoors: 3" Diamond Shaped Custom Buttons for Axis Gear December 13 2016

3" Custom Diamond Buttons

 

These custom 3" Diamond Buttons are for Axis Gear, a company specializing in marketing and promotional products for both charity & athletic sporting events.

Their black and white design look amazing on the 3" Diamond Pinback Button. Not only is it reminiscent of a cool retro patch, it totally looks at home in the great outdoors!

 

3" Diamond Buttons and Magnets Custom Made by People Power Press

3" Diamond & Square Custom Buttons & Magnets

These 3" buttons (as all of our custom diamond shaped products) are also available as a square. The large size also makes for really great custom fridge magnets, which can be made as both a diamond and square too!

3" Diamond & Square Button Making Parts & Supplies

To makes this size and shape of button yourself, all you need is a 3" square hand press (Model 3030) which is available as a start-up kit with with either 500 X Everything for Pinback Button or 500 X Everything for Peel n' Stick Magnet Parts :) Parts & Supplies for this machine can all be found here.

Check out Axis Gear on Social Media

Website: axisgear.ca
Instagram: @axisgear
Facebook: @axisgearco

Thanks for using custom buttons to get your message out there, Axis Gear! Awesome job on creating a gorgeous design for an uncommon button size and shape :)

 

 

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Custom Crafty Buttons for City of Craft December 06 2016

 

It's the most wonderful time of the year because City of Craft is almost here!

City of Craft is a collective of arts organizers focused on fostering an awesome Toronto crafting community, and supporting independent craft businesses (take a look at the entire vendor line-up here!)

For the past 10 years, City of Craft has put on Toronto's largest independently-run, juried craft show. Not only are there 60+ vendors, but also craft installations, workshops and other craft-related programming.

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We got crafty too and made these awesome buttons for City of Craft X: Handmade Decade Show.

 

 

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If you're thinking of checking out City of Craft X: Handmade Decade, the show runs from December 9th, 10th, & 11th. Event details can be found below, or on the City of Craft Website. If you're lucky, you may even get a custom button of your own!

CITY OF CRAFT EVENT DETAILS
Friday December 9, 6pm - 10pm
Saturday December 10, 11am-6pm
Sunday December 11, 11am-5pm

LOCATION
The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street West (entrance on Lisgar St.)
$3 (Kids 12 & Under FREE)
 
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Record Label Buttons for Arbutus Records! December 02 2016

These 1" round custom record label buttons were made for Arbutus Records, a Montreal label that's been around since 2007. They're home to a bunch of really amazing artists who represent a variety of music genres.

 Custom Music Buttons for Arbitus Records

 The label started out by recording their friends, many of whom are still signed with Arbutus Records today. They pride themselves on being accessible and inclusive, values that we at People Power Press also take to heart.

These 1" Round Record Label Buttons are really striking, and the geometric logo looks like it was destined to be on a button!

 

Record Label Buttons by People Power Press

 

SPEAKING OF MUSIC...

If you're in the market for some band buttons, record label buttons, or make music of any kind, check out our Lyric Video and Custom Button Bundles ! These bundles are PERFECT-O for any band, musician, or singer-songwriter whose looking for some swag that won't break the bank :)

 

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Buttons for a Cause: Together Project November 28 2016

Colourful, inclusive, and full of joy, these custom buttons for a cause really speak to the work being done by Together Project.

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Together Project matches Government Assisted Refugees with volunteer "Welcome Groups" who help newcomer families get their barrings in a brand new country.

These buttons for a cause are 2" Round, a size that is big enough for a nice sized logo, but small enough to comfortably wear day-to-day.

Their slick design of bright colours on a white background really makes a statement, don't ya think?


Custom Buttons for Organizations

Thanks for all the great work you do, Together Project!


If you're interested in getting involved, check out how you can volunteer, donate, or create a Welcome Group of your own with friends or family :)

 

PEOPLE POWER AWARDS: INSPIRING POSITIVE CHANGE WITH BUTTONS!

Have an awesome cause of your own? Consider filling out a 2017 Nomination Form for the People Power Award, an annual award recognizing excellence in grassroots campaigning and inspiring positive change with buttons! 


Check out more details at peoplepowerawards.com !

 

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Custom Illustrated Vegetable Buttons by Robin Clugston November 23 2016

Custom pinback buttons are a great way for artists to reproduce their work, and make their art accessible to the masses.

Artist and illustrator Robin Clugston knows how to turn her illustrations into fantastic works of button art!

We can't get enough of these illustrated vegetable buttons that are as vibrant and detailed as the real thing! Just take a look at this bountiful button harvest :)

 

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These vegetable buttons are 1-1/4" Round Pinback Buttons. This size is great because it's small enough to be "fashionable" but large enough to do justice to the artwork! Awesome choice Robin :) They look wonderful!

Here's a close-up of the beet, eggplant, carrot, and pickle designs! Doesn't everyone need a pickle button in their life??

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Check out more of Robin's buttons, illustrations, stickers, and more!

Website: www.robinclugston.com

Facebook: @robinclugstonillustration

Instagram: @robinclugston

 

 

       
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Make More Music! Custom Buttons for CTRL ROOM November 16 2016

People Power Press loves music makers!

We recently had the pleasure of making music buttons for CTRL ROOM, a collective of Beat Makers, Record Label Owners, and DJs based out of the West Toronto Junction!

CTRL ROOM is fully equipped for their artists to jam and record their own music, which makes it possible for them to live out their sole objective: promoting the creation and distribution of quality music by dedicated DJs.

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CTRL ROOM has embraced the custom pinback button as a great, low-cost way to get their message out there! Keep on spreading the message, the music!

Check out CTRL ROOM on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube for great pics, sweet events, and awesome tunes :)

 

       

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Custom Buttons for Zombie Survival Camp! October 20 2016

If there was a zombie apocalypse, would you survive?

You would if you had the skills and training provided by Zombie Survival Camp!

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Zombie Survival Camp has been preparing humans for zombie apocalypse survival since 2013. The camp teaches real disaster survival skills (by actual experts!), all of which happen to be applicable to slaying zombies.

And they also have really awesome custom 1-3/4" buttons, which makes them EXTRA cool in our books!

 

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Check out Zombie Survival Camp on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on everything zombie.

Are YOU looking for some custom made buttons? Check out our buttons and other custom products at peoplepowerpress.org :)

 

      

 

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Buttoning up for Fall with Knitty October 13 2016

The air outside is getting cold but we are cozy inside making buttons! Check out these adorable 1" Custom Buttons for Knitty Magazine!

Promotional Buttons for Knitty Magazine by People Power Press

Knitty is one of the coolest online knitting resources there is, so we're thrilled that they're using buttons to spread the word! Follow Knitty on Twitter to find out more about knitting and fibre events and meetups.

Custom Buttons are a great way to promote blogs or any cool project you're working on, and bring together folks with shared interests (like knitting!) at meetups and events!

 

 

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Sneaker Buttons in Action: Railpath Run September 22 2016

Sneaker Buttons for the Railpath Run from People Power Press

 

You've read all about our Sneaker Buttons! If you're in Toronto you can see them in action or sport your own this weekend at the 2016 Railpath Run



 

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Literary Press Group: "All Lit Up" for Independent Canadian Publishers June 29 2016

If you love reading, these buttons are going to get you a bit excited!

These custom 2" pinback buttons were made for the Literary Press Group's online platform (and not-for-profit membership association) called All Lit Up.

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About the Literary Press Group

The Literary Press Group is a collective of 60 independent literary publishing houses all of whom publish works of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism.

Since 1975, the Literary Press Group and its members have worked to support each other, support other Canadian writers, and champion the value of the literary arts scene in Canada.
Find out more about the Literary Press Group on Twitter, Facebook, and their website!

About All Lit Up

All Lit Up is an online platform for discovering and purchasing Canadian literature. published by participating members of the Literary Press Group.

All Lit Up has featured insightful, original, and fun content in addition to recommendations, find-­a-­book, and customized book lists. The site ensures that literature produced by Canadian independent publishers is available to every Canadian.

Check out their website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Explore their Books and Merch

Head over to their website and take a look at the other merch All Lit Up has to offer! If you want to add some more titles to your summer reading list, use their Find a Book search tool to add some Canadian titles to your shelf!

 

           

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Customer Profile on Flake: DIY Fabric Buttons and Magnets June 21 2016

We get a lot of inquiries about making buttons using fabric instead of paper. It's totally possible, super easy, and a great way to use up fabric scraps you have kicking around!

These is a past post on our button blog that has step by step instructions as well as tips on making your own fabric buttons. That blog post can be found through this link.

Flake Accessories by Jessica Epstein

Jessica Epstein, the super talented individual behind "Flake" uses pre-loved textiles to create custom magnets, buttons, and other accessories that are adorable AND sustainable :) Just take a look at these 1" magnets! SO COOL!

magnets like these can be made with 1" peel n' stick magnet parts. Instead of using artwork printed on paper, and finished with a sheet of mylar, BOTH are replace with a single piece of scrap fabric. Some fabrics work better than others. Find out the best fabric to use here!

Jessica also creates accessories like mittens and toques out of pre-loved fabric. The accessories below are made from old sweaters and polar fleece! She also gave the 1" lockpin button the royal treatment and elevated them into gorgeous accessories of their own!

These buttons are fully functional and can be worn on their own OR placed on a hand made one of a kind toque! These 1" fabric buttons by Flake are a great example of how far creativity can take you.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful (and successful) experiment with us Jessica!

Take a peek at all the great stuff Flake has to offer :) If you've taken a chance with a button making experiment and created something AWESOME we would love to see it! Get in touch with us at info@peoplepowerpress.org or tag us on social media (links below).

 

            

 

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Custom Buttons for Fruit Loop June 14 2016

Fruit Loop is an Edmonton based grassroots collective of creative individuals who all donate their talents, resources, and energy to give something back to the community.

Founded in April 2013, Fruit Loop is designed to be more than just a typical night at the gay bar. They host local LGBTQ+ groups and businesses at each event to help raise funds and awareness and in turn, build the community one party at a time!

Since the creation of the organization in 2013, Fruit Loop has held over 23 events, and raised over $100,000 for the local LGBTQ+ community. Now THAT'S how you make a difference in the world!

Fruit Loop's custom round 1-1/4" matte finish buttons are fun, colourful, and were handed out at Edmonton Pride :) Were you one of the lucky folks who managed to get one of these awesome custom pinback buttons?

Fruit Loop isn't affiliated with any one organization, business, or venue, and they encourage you to do your part by showing up and sharing the news about Fruit Loop : )

If you want to see what Fruit Loop is all about, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

Happy Pride Month Folks!

 

            

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Spotlight on SALES: 1" Buttons with Colourful Custom Collages May 31 2016

Hey there button folks!

We've got some custom 1" buttons hot off the hand press for a band called SALES. The musical duo is comprised Lauren Morgan (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Shih (guitar/programming), both supremely talented musicians and best buddies.

Collage artist and designer Alana Questell created some awesome designs that were used not only as artwork for the album, but for their custom buttons as well!

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Alana Questell
Alana Questell

 

If you want to hear some sweet tunes from SALES, head on over to their SoundCloud or YouTube channel.

Or, if you want a little taste of what SALES is all about enjoy the below video from a 3 part series called "from 12 to 12."

This is part 1 - "vow"

 

If you're in the market for some custom band buttons or a video to go along with YOUR cool jams, take a peek at one of our newest products: Lyric Videos and Custom Button Bundles!

 

            

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