I try to keep some of my nerdiness to myself, but I can't contain it any longer: I love vintage novelty buttons.
I used to have a great big collection of them (along with pop bottles, and sundry other crap) that I kept in a drawer. Now I'll have to go looking for them, because the Busy Beaver Button Co. has opened an online Button Museum to show off their own treasures.
I found out about this via Buzzfeed, where Buzzer Jesse McNulty posted a collection of buttons from the sexual revolution.
Here are some highlights:
Man oh man. The collection apparently covers all eras and messaging:
I wonder if they'd be interested in my "Junk Food Junkie" or "Ban The Leg-Hold Trap" classics...