Button badge goodness: Ultravox [Part 2]

A second instalment of some Ultravox button badges, following on from Part One – more of a mixed bag here from various eras spanning both the John Foxx and Midge Ure ’70s/’80s line-ups. The ‘Ha!-Ha!-Ha!’ is much larger than the rest, which are all much more of the standard button badge sizing. The ‘Three Into One’ design is derived from the illustration on the cover (and used more wholesale on the press adverts of the time) – I had another one of these in bright green, if I recall. Enjoy!

Ultravox! - Ha!-Ha!-Ha! era design badge

^ Ultravox! – Ha!-Ha!-Ha! era design badge

Ultravox - generic logo design badge

^ Ultravox – generic logo design badge

Ultravox - Three Into One era design badge

^ Ultravox – Three Into One era design badge

Ultravox - Vienna era design badge

^ Ultravox – Vienna era design badge

Ultravox - Vienna era design badge

^ Ultravox – Vienna era design badge

Ultravox - Reap The Wild Wind era design badge

^ Ultravox – Reap The Wild Wind era design badge

2 Responses to “Button badge goodness: Ultravox [Part 2]”

  1. Wow. Quite a mixed bag of various legit and quasi-legit [by the look of things] designs. The acrylic album cover is perhaps the only “official” one there. I only ever saw a single Ultravox badge in the displays in Central Florida. In 1981 I saw a small 1.25″ dia. pink badge with the “Ha! Ha! Ha!” logo in black and snapped it up. A friend gave me a chrome logo tour badge from the “Vienna” your; similar to the RIE one on part one. The was it for me! I am most amazed by the crazy Penny-Farthing design!What corner of the universe did that emerge from?!

  2. admin says:

    Most of these came via eBay over the years – the metal Vienna album cover one is similar to many others I have where the album sleeve was reproduced as is – I like them a lot but they haven’t aged well, with the once clear acrylic discolouring with age. In some cases the glue has dried up and the acrylic fallen off intact leaving the pristine album art behind just as a flat image.

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