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A New Book Chronicles the 125-Year History of the Button, Its Design, and Its Role in Cultural Change

   12 Sep 00:00:14  |  Digital Design  |  ThisIsColossal

If something is “fit for the back of a postage stamp,” it’s generally understood as lacking depth and nuance. A similarly sized object, however, has been upending that saying for 125 years. From political campaigns to punch lines to keepsakes, the button has packed bits of incredibly rich history into just a few inches. “It seems like a niche little object, but it really tells a very general American history,” collector and manufacturer Christen Carter tells Colossal. More

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