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The Goonies Reproduction Pinback Buttons / Badges - Sloth, Skull & Crossbones, Cyndi Lauper Retro Vintage 80s Collection Lot Various Sizes
These are either 100% original designs or reproductions of vintage designs. None of these are actually from the 80s, but they sure do look the part! Made by goonies for goonies. No denim jacket or yellow North Face backpack is complete without some Goonies buttons.
This was a collaborative project between two artists that share a passion for the Goonies. The HIGHLY DETAILED artwork was created or recreated by, Félix de León of the Canary Islands. I turned that artwork into what you see here in the United States. If you like these, stay tuned, because we have a few more coals in the fire that we plan to share with other like-minded individuals.
The Smiley face button is 1.375" diameter. The Cyndi Lauper cartoon, VHS and Beta, Take the Oath, and Here's to the Goonies are all 3" diameter. The Goonie of the Week and Don't ask me About Goonies are both 2.25" diameter.
Simply select the particular button that you wish to purchase, or get the whole set at a discounted price.
About the artists:
Félix de León was born in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain and as a boy he moved to Gran Canaria with his family in the early 80's. He graduated in Translation and Interpreting from the ULPGC (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). He has worked as a makeup artist and art director. He is currently working as an illustrator. He combines this activity with teaching English. It is worth mentioning that among his accomplishments are the awarded Canarian short film "Ansite" (2011) and the feature film "Maresia" (2014).
He illustrated the award-winning children’s book Planet Nowhere.
One of his main influences are 80s science fiction and adventure movies and TV series.
As an avid cinema goer and film enthusiast since his childhood, he has been heavily influenced by 80’s pop culture, mostly science fiction and adventure movies and TV series.
I started making things in the summer of 1993. I started out decorating people’s schoolbook covers for lunch money. In eighth grade I won an art contest and was chosen to paint a mural on the school’s wall. My next move was bending the cafeteria flatware into animal shapes out of boredom, and then it occurred to me that people might actually enjoy my creations.
I spent my summers as a sign and race car painter with my uncle. I was always known for my cartoon-style mascots and characters. This facet of my life is what led me to working at a magazine, and creating advertisements and logos for hundreds of companies.
I currently live in the Columbus, Ohio area as a graphic artist by day, and a maker by night. I am more known for my Star Wars, Goonies, Big Lebowski, Hellraiser, and other pop-culture creations. I am often referred to as, “the guy that makes things that no one else can or wants to make.”