IT IS WHAT IT IS – Limited Edition Screen Prints

• 3 colour hand-pulled screen print
• Signed, numbered and embossed
• 300 gsm Somerset stock
• 57 x 57cm
• Limited edition of 25

Available online HERE in 3 different colour variants.

Please note, if you’re planning to visit the HAVE A WORD exhibition, these prints are also available direct from the gallery during opening hours. Shipping fees cannot be reimbursed.

HAVE A WORD

After months of preparation, I’m pleased to announce my first Sheffield solo show in five years;

HAVE A WORD – An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography, hosted by S1 Artspace

1 Norwich St, Park Hill, Sheffield

September 13th – 28th
(Wed – Sat, 12-5pm)

Having made art and music in various guises over the years, these seemingly disparate elements have generally occupied unrelated spaces in my studio practice, despite both being an equal driving force in my creative output. The aim of the exhibition is to connect the dots through the exploration of lyrics and lettering, utilising limited resources and a more DIY mindset.

The entire show comprises of a new series of letter-based works, informed by snippets of lyrics from my forthcoming album (also titled HAVE A WORD), released on LEX this Autumn. The record is the result of an 18-month-long transatlantic collaboration with Chicago-based producer, Spectacular Diagnostics and features guest emcees Juga-Naut, Juice Aleem and New Kingdom. A limited number of advance vinyl copies will be available exclusively at the exhibit. 

Outside the gallery will be a series of large-scale slogan pieces, occupying a number of walls within the Park Hill complex, where I’ve become the unofficial/official “artist in residence” over the past few weeks. These murals intend to put the canvases in context, whilst temporarily transforming unoccupied areas of the site. 

The exhibition is kindly supported by Urban Splash, Sheffield Hallam and TrueNorth Brew Co. 

More information to follow over the next few weeks… 

In the meantime, thank you for your continued support and interest. x

Photo credit: Owen Richards

BORN TO ROLL – Customised AP’s

9 x customised Artist Proofs from the recently sold out edition, BORN TO ROLL.

• 6 colour hand-pulled screen print
• Hand-finished with Indian Ink
• Individually customised with silver marker
• Signed and numbered
• Stamped with wax seal
• 300 gsm Somerset stock
• 57 x 67cm
• Limited edition of 9 AP’s

Available HERE.

PEACE LOVE UNITY & FUN

New 90’s-rap-inspired SLOGAN pieces on view at Studio45 in Brighton for the Peace, Love, Unity & Fun group show curated by Pinky and Lonny Pop. For more info visit: studio45.online.

Opening night: Friday May 10th.

BORN TO ROLL

Continuing an ongoing series of self-directed work – the Stabby Women are an enigmatic tribe of female warriors. This deluxe print depicts a masked character in the woods, decorated in homemade tattoos and ready for combat; Perhaps these symbols are a clue to the Stabby Women’s heritage and belief system? Or perhaps their origin will remain a mystery a while longer? Who knows…

• 6 colour hand-pulled screen print 
• Metallic silver 
• Hand-finished with Indian Ink 
• 300 gsm Somerset stock 
• 57 x 67cm 
• Signed, numbered and embossed 
• Limited edition of 25

Available HERE.

YES PLEASE! @Blk.Bx, Trinity Leeds

New paintings and hand-printed works by Florence Blanchard & Kid Acne are currently on view at BLK BX x Trinity Leeds in a rare two person exhibition. The show, titled YES PLEASE! runs until February 24th, supported by additional prints from the B&B archives, celebrating some of the studio’s favourite collaborations and most popular graphics.

YES PLEASE!
New works by Florence Blanchard & Kid Acne
February 8th – 24th
10am – 6pm (Thursday – Sunday)
BLK BX, Trinity Leeds, 27 Albion Street, LS1 5AT

Happy Hour # 2 * OUT NOW *

Following the success of HAPPY HOUR # 1 earlier this year, I’m pleased to announce HAPPY HOUR #2 is now live! Once again, all proceeds will be donated to the Alcohol Recovery Community (ARC) at Sheffield Alcohol Support Service (SASS).

• 1 colour hand-pulled screen print
• 300 gsm Fabriano stock + deckle edge
• 76 x 56cm
• Signed, numbered and embossed
• Edition of 35

* OUT NOW *
Available exclusively HERE

Featured Pubs:

Top row: The Grapes Inn (S4), The Manor Castle (S2), The Harlequin (S3), The Chantrey Arms (S8), The Great Gatsby (S1).
2nd row: The Cricketers Arms (S8), The Palm Tree (S6), The Wellington (S3), The Closed Shop (S10), The Greystones (S11).
3rd row: Fox & Duck (S10), Dog & Partridge (S1), Globe (S1), The Porter Cottage (S11), Carlton Hotel (S9).
Bottom row: Fagans (S1), The Old Crown Inn (S2), The Millhouses (S7), The Prince of Wales (S8).

* FREE UK SHIPPING. You can also collect your print direct from SASS, 646 Abbeydale Road, S7 2BB upon request. (Please specify when placing your order) *

Why SASS?

“My Dad passed away in 2015 after developing cirrhosis of the liver, brought on by decades of alcohol abuse. A year later I decided to quit drinking myself and in 2017 I became a patron of SASS. Despite his flaws, my Dad was a brilliant man and creative soul. My hope is that through these prints I’m able to raise awareness about alcohol issues and mental health and help give support to families and individuals experiencing these difficulties.

I’d like to thank everyone who bought the first edition of HAPPY HOUR, which sold out in a couple of days. The funds raised have been put to good use. Please continue to show your support with ‘HAPPY HOUR #2’ – this design features 19 new pubs, all lovingly drawn and hand-printed at B&B Editions, Sheffield.”

For more information, please visit: www.sheffieldalcoholsupportservice.org.uk

Mongrels Ride Again

Here’s the insert design for the new MONGRELS release; which is a tough 7” vinyl featuring uptempo raps by myself and CAPPO + JUGA-NAUT and Jason Williamson (SLEAFORD MODS) on the hooks. Beats and cuts by BENJAMIN. Mixed and mastered by DEAN HONER.

Get involved at mongrels1.bandcamp.com.