Thursday, 21 April 2016

Somerset House - Don't miss Pick Me Up: Graphic Arts Festival - now open

Pick Me Up 2016, Identity by Hato
The annual graphic arts festival has now returned for its seventh year, featuring top emerging illustrators and designers as well as more established names in graphic arts.

See photos from last night's launch party on the Pick Me Up Facebook account, and use hashtag #pickmeuplondon to get involved with the festival and for a chance to win festival Up tickets.

Pick Me Up 2016 Events
What’s On
A vibrant programme of events with artists, designers, and illustrators, consisting of talks and debates, daily workshops, demonstrations and games, such as Fashion Illustration with Rookie Mag, clay building with Clay Collective and building typeface with Oliver Long.
Pick Me Up Selects
Featuring international fresh talent from the graphic arts world, specially selected by an industry panel. Each artist has produced new, exclusive work to see and buy. Meet and greet the group at the Select’s Kiosk, where they each take a day to promote their process and create live works.
© Charlotte Mei. Pick Me Up 2016
Pick Me Up 2015 © Kevin Meredith
Collectives, Galleries & Studios
Offering an insight into their practice and craft, a selection of Collectives, Galleries and Studios take up residence in Pick Me Up. You are invited to browse, talk to the artists and designers, watch new work being made and get involved.
Alan Kitching
A Life in Letterpress is a major retrospective exhibition of Alan Kitching’s life and work will span the six decades he has spent at the forefront of typographical design. His bold, elegant work will be on show along with sketchbooks, proofs, artefacts and equipment from his studio, plus join Alan for regular live demos.

Commemorative stamp commission by Royal Mail, 1999 © Alan Kitching. Pick Me Up 2016
Pick Me Up 2016, Identity by Hato
Type Tool
For this year’s festival, London-based agency Hato is enlisting the public in a utopian vision of its own: a collaborative alphabet made by you. Use the digital tool to make a letter and join the fun.