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MartinBedfordAvatar.jpgMartin Bedford Originally from Kent, Martin Bedford came to Sheffield as a 20 year old and loved the city so much, he stayed. After completing a fine art degree at the now defunct Sheffield Polytechnic's Psalter Lane art campus, Martin became part of the co-operative that launched the infamous Leadmill nightclub in 1980, creating silkscreened posters and flyers that set a new benchmark for gig promotion in the city. Martin's artwork became as much a part of the city's growing music scene as the bands themselves, and having produced his trademark colourful graphics for the hundreds of bands that played at the venue, Martin screened his last poster for the Leadmill in 1992 as the demand for digitally produced work increased. Since then, he has continued to produce artwork for various bands, gigs and events.
 
Most recently, Martin has published a book of his work, 'Up Against the Wall - Leadmill posters 1980 - 1992', and was also commissioned to produce a limited edition silkscreened poster - which was printed here at The Archipelago Works - promoting Eve Wood's independent documentary on Sheffield's musical history 'The Beat is the Law'.


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THE BEAT IS THE LAW
 
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Image size: 45 x 63.5 cm
6-colour silkscreen on 300gsm white 50% recycled smooth Challenger cover stock
Edition of 100 + 10 AP
Signed and numbered

£95.00 unframed
Edition no longer available -  a few proofs remain - please contact us

GUNSLINGERS
 
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Image size approx: 32 x 65 cm
2-colour + 1 blend silkscreen print on 325gsm white cover stock 
Edition of 50
Signed and numbered

£45.00 unframed

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THE MOON & SIXPENCE
 
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Image size approx: 40 x 60 cm
2-colour silkscreen on 325gsm white cover stock
Edition of 55
Signed and numbered

£45.00 unframed

ANGEL
SILVER & BLACK Exhibition Print
Martin Bedford

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50 x 70cm
2-colour Metallic Silver & Matte Black hand-pulled screenprint
250gsm Keaykolour Recycled Clay White paperstock

Edition of 20

Signed & Numbered



£60.00
unframed
(from £120 framed - contact us for details)


Martin Bedford DIGITAL PRINTS available to buy...
 
This is just a small selection of designs we have available from Martin... please call in to our Sidney Street premises to view Martin's portfolio.
 
 

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JOHN COOPER CLARKE
 
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40 x 60 cm
Digital Giclée Print
Open edition

£50.00 unframed
Available to order. Please email us for information about this or any posters by Martin Bedford. Allow up to 3 weeks for production and artist's signature to be added

PINK PEG SLAX
 
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40 x 60 cm
Digital Giclée Print
Open edition

£50.00 unframed
Available to order. Please email us for information about this or any posters by Martin Bedford. Allow up to 3 weeks for production and artist's signature to be added

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THE WEDDING PRESENT
 
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40 x 60 cm
Digital Giclée Print
Open edition

£50.00 unframed
Available to order. Please email us for information about this or any posters by Martin Bedford. Allow up to 3 weeks for production and artist's signature to be added

THE RETURN OF THE JAZZ BUTCHER
 
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40 x 60 cm
Digital Giclée Print
Open edition

£50.00 unframed
Available to order. Please email us for information about this or any posters by Martin Bedford. Allow up to 3 weeks for production and artist's signature to be added