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Celebrate the life of a prolific musician and activist John Lennon with this button retrospective brought to you by the Busy Beaver Button Museum.

In England, people call buttons “badges.” Artist Peter Blake designed The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band record cover, and loved badges.  Here’s a painting he made called, Self Portrait with Badges.

Also, the his painting On the Balcony features people wearing badges.

While there’s no buttons on the Sgt Pepper’s cover, there is a button collector in the top row with a mustache and hat between Fred Astaire and the Vargas girl named Richard Merkin.

Learn more about artist and button enthusiast Peter Blake here.