Tony Dennis a.k.a Tape Deck Art (Giant Pin Badges)

Tony Dennis aka Tape Deck Art is a self-taught British contemporary artist with a passion for music and design who paints and creates giant 3D pin badges.


In the early part of 2016 Tony craved to design and paint a piece of artwork that was eye catching, tactile and totally different. At the same time, he was collecting vintage punk badges from the mid to late 1970’s. He put the two together and came up with the idea of painting and forming Giant 3D pin badges from designs he already had in his collection.

After nearly 9 months of research and fabricating countless prototypes, Tony painted his first badge in early 2017 and now sells his badges in galleries in the UK and the United States. All Tony's badge designs are taken from actual pins from the 1970’s to the 1980’s with a heavy influence on the punk scene, painting a number of badges from designs manufactured by Better Badges from the years 1976-84.


In 2018, Tony worked with French graffiti artist Invader and produced 10 giant pin badges using the artists designs for his month long LA exhibition 'Into the white cube’.
Since 2018 Tony has worked with Hard Rock hotel chain and more recently will be releasing a series of Prodigy over-sized badges after the band contacted him in the summer of 2020.

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The Cure: A Forest by Tony Dennis
The Beatles by Tony Dennis
Blondie: 1979 by Tony Dennis
Hunky Dory Giant 3D Vintage Pin Badge
Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars Giant 3D Vintage Pin Badge
David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Giant 3D Vintage Pin Badge
David Bowie Giant 3D Vintage Pin Badge
Siouxsie and the Banshees by Tony Dennis
Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures by Tony Dennis
Public Image Ltd: PIL by Tony Dennis
Depeche Mode by Tony Dennis
Ian Dury by Tony Dennis
Ian Dury by Tony Dennis
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Duran Duran: Rio by Tony Dennis
Gary Numan by Tony Dennis
Bow Wow Wow by Tony Dennis
Dance The Night Away: Wigan Casino (Northern Soul) by Tony Dennis
Bob Marley by Tony Dennis
Blondie by Tony Dennis
Blondie by Tony Dennis
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Acid House: Hacienda by Tony Dennis
Black Sabbath: World Tour by Tony Dennis
Adam and the Ants: Dirk Wears White Sox by Tony Dennis
Bruce Springsteen by Tony Dennis
Buzzcocks: Orgasm Addict by Tony Dennis
Buzzcocks by Tony Dennis
Buzzcocks by Tony Dennis
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