Kid Acne: Happy Hour

Famed Sheffield street artist, Kid Acne, will donate all the proceedings made from his most recent artwork to Sheffield Alcohol Support Service (SASS). The illustration entitled Happy Hour is a composition of Sheffield pubs, inspired by the Sheffield Heritage Pub Crawl poster, and is likely to raise over £2,000 for the alcohol support charity. 

A recent patron of SASS, Kid Acne has first-hand experience of the effects of alcoholism, as his father passed away three years ago at the age of 64 as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. This tragedy has led him to support friends and families through SASS.

Kid Acne’s distinct illustrative style explores a variety of themes, stimulated by his keen interest in mythology and architecture. He’s produced some incredible large-scale murals on the walls of some the globe’s major cities, including Melbourne, Los Angeles, Beijing and, of course, Sheffield.

SASS provides specialist services to over 2,000 vulnerable people a year, helping them to change their quality of life and that of their families for the rest of their lives.

Kid Acne’s Happy Hour print will go on sale on Monday 12 March at 12pm and is limited to only 30 copies. All proceeds will go to the Alcohol Recovery Community (ARC) at SASS.

The pubs in the prints are: 
Top row: The Washington (S1), Gardener’s Rest (S3), The Three Tuns (S1), Shakespeare’s (S3), The Cremorne (S2).
2nd row: The Red Lion (S1), Rutland Arms (S1), Lord Nelson (S1), The Royal Oak (S4), The Ship Inn (S3).
3rd row: The Fat Cat (S3), Three Cranes Hotel (S1), The White Hart (S3), Norfolk Arms (S1).
Bottom row: Railway Hotel (S2), Barry’s Bar (S2), The Grapes (S1), The Riverside (S3).

1 colour screen print
Hand-printed in Sheffield at B&B Editions
300 gsm uncoated Somerset paper stock
76 x 56cm with deckle edge
Signed, numbered and embossed by the artist
Limited edition of 30

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Words: Rob Thomas

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