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This Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers will battle it out in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. Who will you be cheering for? We’re still bummed that Da Bears didn’t make it to the big show, so the Busy Beaver crew might be watching the Puppy Bowl instead. Our favorite for Puppy MVP is Charlie, a Yorkshire Terrier mix with the heart of a champion.

And be sure to check out our oval shaped buttons, like the football one featured here from our Busy Beaver Button museum. You can get fifty footballs for only $37! Keep us in mind for Super Bowl XLVI, or Puppy Bowl VIII— whichever you fancy.


“For the past 15 years Busy Beaver Button Co. has been bringing back buttons,” writes Kaitlin Lavieri in a new article about the Button-O-matic, custom buttons, Button Museum, and beyond.

Venus Zine, a woman-powered publication, ceases print this month and it’s an honor to be featured in its final coverage.

Read the interview and full article here. CEO Andrew Mason and Busy Beaver Button Co. Founder Christen Carter tour their favorite places in Chicago like the Hideout, Lula Cafe, and Buddy Guy’s Legends in this video on MSN.

With all the buzz about and the Button Museum, it’s cool to see these two discussing what they love about their town.

Watch the video here!

It was such a blast making buttons at the Chicago Public Library in Wicker Park last night!

The young button designers pictured here are holding mini-Button Museums filled with seasonal buttons from the Busy Beaver collection, including an original Ghostbusters 2-inch square, promotional buttons from every Chucky movie, a flicker button that goes from a Mogwai to a Gremlin, and of course the Famous Monsters Club 2.25-inch badge.

Keep it scary everyone!  Also, please note you have until midnight to vote for your favorite Scary BOOton here.

Touring band John Wesley Coleman from Goner Records came by Busy Beaver Button Co. to check out the new Button Museum and decorate their own 2.25-inch buttons this afternoon.  Check them out at Crown Liquors tonight.

Busy Beaver Button Co. featured in the Chicago Tribune

Busy Beaver Button Co. makes it into the news again!

The Chicago Tribune features our company-wide passion for buttons, the Button Museum and Button-O-matic SOUVENIR Series in the Sunday paper.  Read the article here.

Busy Beaver Button Co. welcomes you to the Button Museum!

Friday night was a blast!  Here’s a little tour of the opening party for the Busy Beaver Button Museum and Button-O-matic SOUVENIR Series.

Thanks to the artists, Button-O-matic hosts, Nice Cream, Upton’s Naturals, Pepperoni King, Old Style, button lovers everywhere, and the Busy Beavers who made this fabulous evening possible.

Chicago Sun-Times journalist Dave Hoekstra features the Busy Beaver Button Co. Museum opening event in article called “Pin city” today.  Read the rest of this entry »

Art in America Nov/Dec 1966 about avant guarde buttons from Park Place Gallery in New York.

Park Place buttons at the Busy Beaver Button Co. Button Museum opening September 10, 2010

This awesome article about Park Place op art buttons is courtesy of the Chicago Public Library!  Read more about the first gallery in SOHO here.

Check out the original collection of Park Place badges at the Busy Beaver Button Co. Button Museum opening on September 10, 2010 in Chicago, while you’re at it.