Beau McCall

Beau McCall creates wearable and visual art by applying clothing buttons onto mostly upcycled fabrics, materials, and objects. McCall is also the creator of the wearable art line called, Triple T-shirts (TTT).

In this special limited edition collaboration, McCall has created TTT by merging images from his button embellished wearable art with upcycled T-shirt merchandise from The Store at MAD. A select number of TTT also feature upcycled New York-themed T-shirts, celebrating the city that McCall and MAD call home. By combining three individual shirts into one seamless flowing garment, each TTT can be worn in six unique styles.

McCall’s collection also includes button necklaces. The necklaces, composed of a mix of donated and found buttons sourced from around New York City, honors the long tradition of collecting and preserving buttons as keepsakes tied to personal memories and experiences. 

Click here to Listen to mini-oral history recordings with Beau McCall and select donors who have gifted buttons to him throughout the years.. Each individual discusses the significance of buttons in their personal life. Jar of Buttons is currently on view as a window installation at The Store at MAD (Museum of Arts and Design).