Welcome to my page of music brooches & badges.
Many different musicians, bands and genres including David Bowie, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Elton John, Classic Album Covers and British Composers. This is just part of my large collection. Please email me if you don’t see what you were looking for and I will try and help.
David Bowie Brooches
The music legend, David Bowie, features in this Bowie Album Badge collection. The album images span his creative and innovative work from ‘Hunky Dory’, his 4th studio album released on 17 December 1971 by RCA Records to his 25th and final studio album, ‘Blackstar’ released in 2016. These handmade, unique David Bowie brooches use the postage stamps issued in 2017 by the Royal Mail. This was the first time the Royal Mail dedicated an entire stamp issue to an individual music artist or cultural figure.
These iconic images of six of his albums use beautiful Yuzen paper along the breakout detail therefore enhancing the design.
Aladdin Sane Badge
It was the second of five sessions with the photographer Brian Duffy that resulted with this iconic image. Duffy drew the outline for the flash onto Bowie’s face however it was Pierre La Roche who rendered it in colour, using lipstick for the red flash. It was Brian Duffy’s most famous photograph with the original design work used as part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection.
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars Badge
The cover photo is by Masayoshi Sukita. The influence for Bowie’s pose was a painting, ‘Roquairol’ (1917), by German ‘Die Brucke’ artist Erich Heckel. In fact, it not only inspired this album cover but also ‘The Idiot’, one of Bowie’s collaborations with Iggy Pop that which was also released the same year.
Lets Dance Badge
David Bowie’s 15th studio album released in April 1983. It sold over 10.7 million copies worldwide therefore making it Bowie’s best-selling album.
The cover painting is by Derek Boshier and the album design is by Mick Haggerty.
This album’s cover features a photograph of Bowie wearing a Union Jack-based coat designed by British designer Alexander McQueen in conjunction with Bowie. McQueen had previously designed a host of stage costumes for Bowie and his band.
The artwork for Blackstar was designed by Jonathan Barnbrook. Dark music, dark imagery
Hunky Dory Badge
Hunky Dory was the fourth studio album released by Bowie on 17th December 1971 but the first for his new record label, RCA. The album cover was photographed by Brian Ward and the over painted colour airbrushed by Terry Pastor. The image is said to be influenced by a Marlene Dietrich photo book that Bowie took with him to the photo shoot.
Pink Floyd Album Cover Brooches
Pink Floyd has become well known for its innovative album covers. Working with leading graphic designers and photographers of the time, they created some of the most iconic album cover art. Many of the album covers were conceived and crafted by ‘Hipgnosis’, an English art design group formed in 1968. Storm Thorgerson, one of the co-founders and designers, experimented with photographic techniques and multiple exposures to create new and astonishing images. Pink Floyd’s distinctive album covers feature in this collection of Pink Floyd Album Cover Brooches. The album images span from their first studio album ‘The Pipers at the Gates of Dawn’ issued in 1967, to their last ‘The Endless River’ released in 2014.
These handmade, up-cycled brooches use the postage stamps issued in 2016 by the Royal Mail. The iconic images use beautiful Yuzen paper along the breakout detail therefore enhancing the design.