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On the recent episode of 24/7, host Catie Keogh stopped by Busy Beaver to check out the button-o-matic and our collection of naughty buttons. Click here to watch the episode.

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Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day; make your momma proud and eat your peas! Not really into the green stuff? Ease into the veggie lifestyle with a vegan corn dog or vegan chili mac over at Drew’s Eatery in the North Center neighborhood of Chicago. Drew himself recently stopped by the Busy Beaver office to pick up his custom button order:

Button-O-MaticDrew is now the proud owner of a Button-O-Matic machine filled with 100% recycled paper buttons. So if you have a hankering for some healthier fast food and custom art buttons you should definitely swing by Drew’s Eatery. Be sure to say hello to Drew for us!

Want a custom Button-O-Matic for your upcoming event? Email for pricing.

Have you checked out Chicago Craft Beer Week yet? While Busy Beaver is not officially associated with the week long celebration of suds, we have been enjoying the festivities. Several Busy Beavers have been spotted on the town wearing and sharing these custom 1.5-inch buttons:
Custom ButtonsBe sure to check out the official closing party tomorrow night at Revolution Brewing— you might just spot an intoxicated Busy Beaver.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week is officially upon us!
custom buttonRevolution Brewing, Busy Beaver’s favorite coup d’état-inspired restaurant and brewery in Logan Square, ordered a custom Button-O-Matic just in time for the festivities. Take a look:

custom buttonsRevolution Brewing is running a series of events throughout Chicago Craft Beer Week including free brewery tours and the week’s closing event “Beer Fistival.” Be sure to stop by for a pint and a turn at the Button-O-Matic. See you there!

Want a custom Button-O-Matic for your upcoming event? Email for pricing.

The rumors have been confirmed. Yes, the Busy Beaver 2010 Button-O-Matic series does include two secret buttons:
Custom ButtonsLucky button collectors can find these special 1-inch button capsules in button-o-matic machines throughout Chicago. Good luck!

Find a mystery button? Let us know where you found it! Post your pick and location at

Inkling is excited to present a group show entitled Love Local showcasing Chicago talent.

Among the artists are Chris Corbalis and Britton Walters who design badges with Busy Beaver Button Co.

Check out the Busy Beaver Button-O-Matic with Inkling exclusive designs at an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 4th from 6-10 at 2917 1/2 N. Broadway in Chicago.

Entry is free, and complimentary beverages will be served.  Click here for the Facebook invite!

“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.

Artist Chris Corbalis reminds you that, “Chicago loves you” on one-inch SOUVENIR buttons for Strange Cargo.  Get ’em in their Wrigleyville Button-O-matic, then pin it over your heart!  Visit them online here.

Artist Mei Stewart represents Art Supply Warehouse in the new Busy Beaver Button-O-matic Series with this SOUVENIR-themed design.  She explains, Read the rest of this entry »

Awesome Oak Park shop and Button-O-matic host Fly Bird hosts a Busy Beaver Button Release Party tomorrow, Friday, September 24th 6-8pm at 719 Lake Street Oak Park, IL 60301 Read the rest of this entry »