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Imagined Cities

An exhibition of screen prints, and digital prints by a
selection of the best British Comic book artists.

Friday 5th August-3rd September 2011 // 11am - 4pm
Preview Evening Thursday 4th August 6-9pm

From mad bird gods to man-eating women, from a run down Northern suburb to an Eastern bloc city the work you will see in the IMAGINED CITIES exhibition showcases the exciting imaginations of some of the best young British comic artists. This exhibition and the 64-paged anthology are the culmination of a six-month internship run by londonprintstudio where five gifted 21-25 year old comic artists were selected from scores of hopefuls. They are: Joe Kelly, Rachel Taylor, William Goldsmith, Isabel Greenberg and Freya Harrison. The exhibition also includes work by professional British comic artists who have acted as project mentors; Al Davison (Vertigo), Ellen Lindner (Whores of Mensa), Karrie Fransman (Random House) and publisher SelfMadeHero and the book features a foreword from Posy Simmonds (creator of Tamara Drewe).

This comic project and internship at London print studio was kindly funded by John Lyon’s Charity.



EMA + ANACOA // The island of Misfit Toys

An exhibition of oil paintings, drawings and original prints

July 8th - 30th, 2011
Preview Evening Thursday 7th July, 6.00 pm

For this new exhibition at APG Works, Parisian artists EMA & ANACAO explore the contrast between dark and cute in a fantastic world.
The Island of Misfit Toys represents a gloomy universe populated by vintage, romantic and strange toys inspired by Japanese pop animation, 70's science fiction and graffiti.
A new series of oil paintings, drawings and screen prints (produced for the show at the APG Works studio) introduce us to an island of monstrous squids, half-human half-beast hybrids and muscular super heroes lost in a cataclysmic atmosphere of falling meteorites and floral patterns.

To see and buy prints from the show, click here



Rex N Rob: Works Of Mischief

A show of paintings, prints and graffiti by two guys who grew up in 1980's Sheffield, Taking Pop Culture into the subculture ...

With a whole slew of fresh new prints from (T) Rex and Rob now being hand-printed in the APG screen print studio especially for the show, be sure to come to the opening night... the editions aren't big, the prices are reasonable, and when they're gone they're gone!

In addition to the new prints made exclusivley for the show, there are a number of other original one-off paintings and other original artworks on wood, metal and canvas panels, all for sale.

Private view starting from 6pm, Thursday October 14th, in the courtyard at APG

Show runs from 15th October until the 30th October, 11am - 4pm Monday to Saturday.



Martin Bedford: 30 Years Of Rock N Roll Art

Archipelago Works
Saturday September 18th. For one day only!

Opening Times: 11am – 8pm

As Richard Hawley once stated: "Martin's work is synonymous with the
musical history of Sheffield." You'd be hard pressed to find anyone who could
argue otherwise. Martin was the founder member of the Leadmill co-operative
after he worked for a short period as a graphic designer at Sheffield University.
Between 1980 and 1992 he created over 2000 iconic posters, graphics and
murals for the venue alone alone.

His work appeared in the V&A touring exhibition of the history of posters - and the
University Of Berkeley, California, recently acquired examples of his inspirational
art for their Patti Smith collection. Head down to Archipelago Works, Sidney
Street, any time between 11am and 8pm on the September 18 for some music,
refreshments and the opportunity to purchase reprints and limited editions of his
work from the last 30 years.




The Number Cut Outs

A series of hand printed screen prints, edition of 10 in four colours ways. (More ...)




Tom Newell Prints + Free signed comic with every print ordered!

We have 2 brand new Tom Newell prints in the shop and for a limited time only we will be giving away a free signed comic with every order. The comic is 4 pages, printed beautifully in silver and black and originally created for the silver and black exhibition.


Fresh Kid Acne 'South Yorks' Prints

Back by popular demand we have printed a fresh version of Kid Acne's 'South Yorks' print in a new edition of just 20. The design is similar to the sold out print from the Silver and Black show but in a square format and single black colourway. These are sure to sell out as quickly as the last lot! You can get yourself one of the prints from our online shop. (Here...)

£50 a piece. Bargain.


In related Kid Acne news... we're just putting the finishing touches to a new series of editions based on his slogan themes. You've probably seen a few of these as huge wall pieces at various sites around Sheffield. We've also been busy printing work for recent shows in Munich and Paris. Pictured above is a print for his forthcoming exhibition in Newcastle.


Nick Deakin
Tony Screenprints

New in the shop, Nick Deakin Tony screenprints in 4 colourways... (more...)



Too Many Parties: An exhibition of poster art from Club Pony
June 11th to June 26th 2010
In the last 4 years Club Pony has thrown some incredible parties. Each one has featured a poster specially designed by resident artist, Robin Beck, which have brightened the walls and the pavements of Sheffield since 2006.
The Too Many Parties exhibition is a retrospective of these images (more...)

March 2010 - New print by Jim Connolly

We have recently completed a new edition in our series of Sheffield Superhero prints by Jim Connolly. This one looks at the styling and content of the classic Bond movie posters; it's for them as likes their Yorkshire tea shaken, not stirred...   Steelfingerdetail.jpg

The website shop is building up in content all the time and well worth a browse... New prints in soon from Nick Deakin, Tom Newell and the studio...

Click on the image below to have a look at Jim's latest...


Click to go to the Silver & Black page

Silver & Black - A Group Show of Exclusive Screenprints

Build / Cat Johnston / The Designers Republic / Dust / Emily Forgot / Ian Stevenson / Kid Acne / Kiosk / Martin Bedford / Phlegm / Robin Beck / She One / Susie Wright / Sylvia Ugga / TADO / Tokyo Jo / Tom J. Newell / T-Rex

Following on from the Halloween shenanigans of blood oaths, skulls and smashing pumpkins (literally of course; we played strictly black metal, not Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness) Archipelago are proud to present Silver & Black - the third in a series of exhibitions curated by Sheffield artist and all round good egg, Kid Acne.

This unique group show unites some of the UK's most prestigious designers, illustrators and graphic artists alongside the rising talents from South Yorkshire to Shoreditch.

Each individual has been given complete free reign, the only guideline was to produce a piece of work using just Silver & Black. Some have used the silver to represent Sheffield's "knife and fork town" heritage, some have interpreted it as a shiny vision of the future. Others more abstract and some just plain dumb!

Whatever their choice, the result is an incredibly striking show of metallic editions incorporating a diverse range of typography, illustrations and graphic design - All of which have been printed in house by resident screen printer and BMX wizard, Josh Bedford.


A collection of 12 super-limited-edition screenprints, printed in house by Josh Bedford.
CLICK to go to French Blood Oath page

September '09:
7 Styles for 7 Brothers Exhibition & exclusive prints!
Running from the 5th - 27th September, '7 Styles...' brings together work  from Kid Acne, Cept, Dscreet, Pinky, Russell Maurice & Sweet Toof, all of whom have produced an exclusive print for the show. Limited to editions of 30, each print was hand screen printed on-site at The Archipelago Works and is available exclusively from us!
Don't panic if you can't make it down to the are online to view here and each of the prints is available to buy in our on-line shop (subject to availability).

Click poster to view prints...


August '09:
To celebrate the completion of our new gallery spaces, we're excited to announce our first exhibition: 7 Styles for 7 Brothers... featuring work from Kid Acne, Pinky, Russell Maurice, Dscreet, Cept, Infinite Livez & Sweet Toof, and including prints exclusively created for the exhibition and screenprinted by us.

Infinite Livez - Galaticouscous
Infinite Livez - Galaticouscous

May '09: Jim Connolly's Bargains of the Damned silkscreen & digital print is available to buy online now in our shop, from our Sidney Street premises, or from Rare & Racy & The Old Sweet Shop...

click image to buy online

April '09:
Printing has begun of Jim Connolly's latest limited edition silkscreen print, Bargains of the Damned, the third image in a series of six produced exclusively for us by Jim...

March '09:
We're proud to have helped our old chum Kid Acne out with screen prints for his new solo exhibition, Smoke & Mirrors...running from 3rd-25th April at Stella Dore Gallery, 47 Rivington St, London EC2...