Pick Me Up at Somerset House

London’s graphic art fair is back at Somerset House – Pick Me Up opened today and runs until March 27. This year it will feature exhibited work by 24 artists plus a range of collectives, live printing, workshops and lots more cool stuff.

London’s graphic art fair is back at Somerset House – Pick Me Up opened today and runs until March 27. This year it will feature exhibited work by 24 artists plus a range of collectives, live printing workshops and lots more cool stuff…

You couldn’t move at Somerset House for boat shoes and beards last night on the Pick Me Up opening night.

Highlights this year include Anthony Burrill who has transported his studio to the exhibition’s largest single space and will be conducting collaborations with a host of imagemakers whilst a roster of guest DJs provide a soundtrack.

Print Club have again set up a live printing room

Various collectives are showing their wares including Nous Vous, Puck, Evening Tweed, Ditto Press, Jaguar Shoes and ThemLot, many of whom are new for this year.

And, of course, there is loads of stuff to buy including this McBess plate

As last year, 24 illustrators (a mix of the new and the familiar) have each been given a space for solo shows.

Exhibitors include Gwénola Carrère who designed our January cover

MVM (aka Magnus Voll Mathiassen)

And Polish illustrator Otecki (aka Wolciech Kolacz)

There are various “after-work” opening sessions of the exhibition at which various events, from live drawing to screenprinting are taking place. For example, tonight, Andrew Rae, James Jarvis and Will Sweeney, amongst others, will be drawing live to a soundtrack provided by musicians and DJs (including CR’s Gav).

For full details and opening hours, visit somersethouse.org.uk.

More images by some of this year’s exhibitors:

From illustrator Andy Rementer‘s long running Techno Tuesday comic

Fatigue, 2010 by McBess

Grouper by recent CR One To Watch, Gwénola Carrère

Untitled, 2010 by Tom Gauld

Of the Blue Colour of the Sky (5 Syllables), 2010 by Stefanie Posavec

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