Magda Archer

Magda Archer is a London-based artist and illustrator who creates colourful and kitsch artworks that combine nostalgia and innocence with tongue-in-cheek phrases. Irony and humour are integral to her work, as Magda loves pairing wholesome and often childlike imagery with her anxious and angry text.

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We love how Magda’s slogans unsettle the sweet and sentimental purity of her lambs, teddy bears and tweeting birds, and reveal a much more cynical outlook on the everyday.

Magda studied at Ravensbourne College of Art, Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art before co-founding the illustration duo of Archer/Quinnell. Having participated in a variety of group shows such as London Calling (2010) at Idea Generation Gallery and About Collage (2000) at Tate Liverpool, Magda’s first solo exhibition Crazy Mad, was held in Birmingham in 2011. She also co-wrote ‘The Harry Hill Fun Book’ and illustrated her own children’s book. Most recently, Magda has found fame through her collections with famous fashion designers Commes des Garcçons and Jenny Packham. Her most recent collaboration with Marc Jacobs was a huge success worldwide.

We have worked with Magda since 2013.

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