Them-And-Us is an initiative aimed at bringing together 20 European and 20 African visual artists, designers, illustrators and photographers. The project aims to explore the similarities and differences between first and third world views and aesthetics by pairing up artists from Europe with their African counterparts.
Through a series of 20 double sided posters, artists were invited to explore the notion of ‘Them–And–Us’ and the broader theme of tolerance (or intolerance). Them–And–Us is curated by South African design studio, disturbance, Stockholm resident and graphic designer, Noel Pretorius and British designer/writer Adrian Shaughnessy who wrote and edited the accompanying publication.
Pick Me Up is the first contemporary graphic art fair in the United Kingdom. The fair will bring together the most exciting graphic artists working today, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design.
The fair will be presented alongside a lively programme of events and activities including an open studio from legendary paper artist Rob Ryan, and will include an exhibition of work by the best up-and-coming international graphic designers and illustrators hand-picked by industry insiders:
Alex Trochut, Andy Gilmore, Charlie Duck, Claire Scully, Edvard Scott, Hvass&Hannibal, HelloVon, James Joyce, Jess Wilson, Jesse Auersalo, Job Wouters, Lorenzo Petrantoni, Mathis Rekowski, Melvin Galapon, Mr Bingo, Natsko Seki, Patrick Gildersleeves, Paula Castro, Pierre Nguyen, Richard Sarson, Rosie Irvine, Siggi Eggertsson, Ville Savimaa.
Somerset House, 23 April – 3 May 2010, London, United-Kingdom