David Bowie, The Sex Pistols and Bob Marley are all imortalised on giant replicas of vintage badges at a new exhibition at a Chester gallery, celebrating the music of the 70s and 80s.
Tony Dennis, aka Tape Deck Art, has made more than 60 music-inspired, giant 3D badges in his first solo show, opening at Watergate Street Gallery next Friday.
Appealing to pop-culture enthusiasts and music fans alike, Never Mind the Badges celebrates past music eras in the form of large-scale, vintage badge recreations from the 1960s through to the 1990s.
Tony says: “I’m thrilled to be showcasing my music-inspired, giant 3D pin badges for the first time at Watergate Street Gallery. Nostalgia was always a big part of my badge collecting. I think, for most people, collecting is a form of escapism from the stresses of everyday life and also the pride of ownership. My pin badges have a vintage look and I wanted each of them to have their own character. My goal was to create an oversized pin badge that…