NYC Merit Badges

100% embroidered iron-on patches made in New York

New York City Merit Badges document daily milestones in a city we love to endure: 468 subway stations, 842 miles of track; paying twice as much for a bike lock as for a bike; bike lanes as a source of freedom and a pedestrian force to be reckoned with; spending twelve hours a month parking a car we use twice a year; 250 square foot micro apartments; surviving a 1:1 ratio people to pigeons; and the price tag on everything. Wear these badges with pride, you’ve earned them.


Each iron-on patch comes with fact-filled packaging about daily city life


Designed for the American Design Club exhibition “Trophy”, NY Design Week, 2013.