asking for trouble

Busy with the badge machine

Making badges

It’s been all go with the badge machine lately. I’ve been restocking some of the Japanese fabric badges, making some exciting new prototypes and churning out piles of these:

My website diskant is ten years old next month so I’m in the middle of organising our exciting birthday party extravaganza for 08/08/08. Most of the sensible stuff is organised (bands, DJs, venue, poster) so now I get to sort out all the fun stupid stuff, like pie related badges to give away on the night. The love of pie is pretty much central to diskant’s history – I’m guessing we’re the only independent music website with a whole category of posts about pie. So, yes, pie! Also, Cakeify wanted to lend a hand – what with being a cupcake and all, he knows a lot about birthdays. I’ve put some diskant badge sets in the shop here if you fancy some and can’t make the party.

If you can make the party then YAY! All the details are over here.

As for the prototypes, I did a heck of a lot of gocco printing today and am very pleased with what I have created. It needs some tweaking, and some photographing, but I should be able to show you soon. While you’re waiting, you could have some pie.

diskant 080808 gig poster


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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