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Details about  NEW Ultra Rare DEF-CON XX 20 Artist Badge (First run/~70 in existence)-FOR EFF!

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NEW Ultra Rare DEF-CON XX 20 Artist Badge (First run/~70 in existence)-FOR EFF!
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Aug 15, 2012
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For sale is one of the most desirable items at DEF CON 20: The Artist Badge.

Help us help the EFF, one of the most vigilant organizations working to protect the liberties we enjoy on the Internet. 100% of the income generated from this auction will go straight to the EFF.

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  Story of the Artist Badge -

  As this was the 20th year for DEF CON, The Dark Tangent emphasized music as a vital part of the conference and brought in such names as The Crystal Method, Mochipet, Elite Force, MC Frontalot, and The Minibosses.  To complement the heavy musical focus for this year, a special Artist badge was created for the first time to set apart those participating in visual and musical arts. This badge was also included as part of the intricate Badge Hacking contest and was heavily sought after for the pairing required to compete in the contest. There are approximately only 70 DEF-CON Artist badges in existence, and this is the first year they have been produced.

  The designer of the badges this year, Los7, used an Egyptian theme for all of the badges, and included a Pharaoh's head, with headdress, a double XX over his mouth for the 20th conference, and a microphone with "artist" on it. The Artist badge likely has the largest surface area of any badge and is considered the favorite of its creator and designer, above even the vaunted "Uber" black badge.

  Because of the unique nature of the Artist badge, and its scarcity, we are also offering the opportunity to have Eddie Mize, one of the most recognizable artists at DEF CON, customize the Artist badge for the auction winner with your handle/alias or any other reasonable design. Eddie's art has been an important part of DEF CON for a number of years and his work never fails to impress.

  Examples of Eddie's work can be found on DeviantArt under EddieTheYeti, and one of his trademark badge customizations can be found on Joe Grand's badge below:


  Thanks for your interest and happy bidding!

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