Sang Johnny Rotten in the Pistols Holidays In The Sun and we wanna show YOU some history regarding punk badges! It's widely believed that Better Badges were the pioneers regarding badge production around the punk scene. Started by Joly MacFie and based in West London their first badges were sold at a Ramones gig at the Roundhouse on 4th July 1976. Keep checking back for more info about punk badge production and how Better Badges became so influential around the badge, fanzine and DIY punk scene that so many of us can relate to.
THE BADGES YOU PIN ON YOURSELF FALL OFF OR START TO RUST
Sang Subhuman Dick Lucas in the song Waste Of Breath. True, very true of the traditional button badge which we grew up and which adorned everyone's jacket back in the halcyon days of the 70's and 80's (after all they were just made up of tin, paper and a thin film of plastic). Our badges are however made from either copper or pewter and are made to last - they certainly won't 'start to rust'. Modelled on the traditional football badges that have become much sought after and collectable over the years, our enamel pin badges have also grown in popularity. We will be writing regular updates charting the rise and popularity of punk badges over the years, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for brief history guides and new additions. Keep checking back for updates and more stories about the history and tradition of the punk badge movement and in the meantime Get Badging!