Its all about Somerset House this week… again! We do go other places you know, but there is always an extra special little smile when we know there’s an excuse to hang out here.
So the excuse this time was ‘Pick Me Up’, the first British contemporary graphic art fair. The perfect combination of inspiration, culture and shopping! Get down there before this event ends on 3rd April. Every piece on show was for sale, and some of the artwork was specifically commissioned to be exhibited and sold exclusively at this show. The organizers invited a selection of established and up and coming graphic talents to showcase their work. Alongside the simply presented pieces, there are also ‘work in progress’ areas where you can see the artists creating work, and even get involved yourself!
One of Blink’s favourites, Rob Ryan, has relocated his East London studio and team to the event. The studio is really inspirational with a huge, wrap around ‘ideas in progress’ style pin-board, screen printing and signature paper cutting. Along the way from this an energetic collection of work from Print Club London, screen printing limited edition posters right before your eyes. This collective was set up in 2007 to provide accessible screen printing facilities to young illustrators and designers so that they could produce brilliantly creative posters, T shirts, record covers, flyers…
These pictures, and many more inspirational images, will be featured in the Summer edition of the quarterly ‘Graphics’ report. Contact your nearest agent if you’d like to know more.