Pick Me Up, the exhibition of illustration and graphic art at London’s Somerset House, opened tonight. Beware, a visit could prove expensive
Pick Me Up is part exhibition, part craft fair, part workshop. Alongside displays of work from a selection of established and up-and-coming illustrators such as Hellovon
Chrissie Macdonald and Peep Show
and Lorenzo Petrantoni
are stalls from collectives and studios selling all kinds of graphic produce.
In addition, Rob Ryan has transplanted his studio to the venue for the duration of the show
While Print Club is producing posters on-site
Downstairs, prints from 24 illustrators are available to buy in the Take Me Home gallery
Note the signage design using modular plastic fixed onto pin board – Anthony Burrill and No Days Off did all the graphics for the show
A host of activities are planned for the duration of the show including an Anorak magazine workshop in which kids can have a go at becoming a magazine art director or editor, Publish and be Damned is running a special edition of its magazine fair and networking event Glug is hosting an evening of talks by illustrators.
At The Print Club workshop, various designers and illustrators will be making prints – including Scott King, Frith Kerr, Marion Deuchars and Angus Hyland, and Morag Myerscough.
Pick Me Up promises to be a fresh, fun attempt to bring graphic art to new audiences as well as catering to those already familair with many of the people showing work. There’s loads to do, and loads to buy.We’ll be posting again over the coming days with more on what’s going on at the show.
Pick Me Up is at Somerset House, Embankment Galleries, London WC2 until May 3. Details here