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Print - Frozen Sky (Day)

Frozen Sky (Day)

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed and published)

  • Date:

    1999 (printed and published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Langlands & Bell (artist)
    Advanced Graphics (printer)
    Alan Cristea Gallery (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screenprint on 300 gsm Somerset Satin paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artists

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case RK, shelf 7, box L

This is one of a pair of prints entitled Frozen Sky (Night and Day) that explore concepts of travel, communication, the passing of time and the sense of place. Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell (who work in partnership) have been using imagery derived from air route maps and destination codes since 1989. In Frozen Sky the three-letter airport abbreviations familar to air travellors (LHR = London, Heathrow; JFK = John F. Kennedy, New York; CDG = Charles de Gaulle, Paris; etc.) are arranged in two radiating circles of white text on a black background for Night and black text on a white background for Day.

Physical description

Black text (airport codes) arranged in a circle on white background

Place of Origin

England (printed and published)


1999 (printed and published)


Langlands & Bell (artist)
Advanced Graphics (printer)
Alan Cristea Gallery (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Screenprint on 300 gsm Somerset Satin paper

Marks and inscriptions

Langlands and Bell 1999
verso; pencil

6/10 AP


Height: 77 cm, Width: 66 cm

Descriptive line

Print 'Frozen Sky (Day)' by Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, 1999.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Timmers, Margaret (Ed). Impressions of the Twentieth Century: Fine Art Prints from the V&A's Collection. London, V&A Publications, 2001.


Printing ink


Screen printing

Subjects depicted

Day; Travel



Production Type



Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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