Pick Me Up

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

More info here

Jonathan Zawada

14 April 2010

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Jonathan Zawada. Also check out his Fashematics blog.

Daryll Peirce

12 April 2010

Daryll Peirce out of Oakland, California.

Yusuke Nagano

10 April 2010

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Illustrations by Yusuke Nagano in Sweden. This music video and album art above were done by Yusuke for the band Little Dragon, who’s amazing female vocalist, Yukimi Nagano, happens to be his daughter.

Andrew Tomlinson

06 April 2010

Andrew Tomlinson is an illustrator and Animator from the UK.

A fantastic resource just launched called Repeat-x Repeat-y.

The aim of the site is to showcase the best repeating patterns from around the world, and make them freely available (for non-commercial use). Already the site has over 60 patterns from amazing illustrators, artists & designers, such as Matt Lyons, Ben the illustrator, Matt Booth, Jonny Wan, the boy fitz hammond, Jeffery Bowman, Gregg Abbott and many more.

They’re open to submissions and hope to keep it growing.

Didier Blondeau

05 April 2010

Didier Blondeau from Marseille France sent in some of his surreal black and white drawings.

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Designer and good friend Bud Rodecker never stops working. RichardDaily is Bud’s new creative project, which involves a strict personal deadline to create something new everyday. Bud also is a designer over at the great design collaborative 3st/Thirst based out of Chicago.

Irwin Tobias Matutina

28 March 2010

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Irwin Tobias Matutina lives and works in New York.

PMKFA updates

17 March 2010

New update from Micke Thorsby, aka PMKFA. Originally from Sweden, Micke lives in Tokyo and specializes in numerous modes of art, including fashion, design, illustration, typography, and installation. Most recently he’s been designing for Sixpack & DC Shoes and has been part of a new exhibition at the Scion gallery in LA called “It Was on Earth I Knew Joy”. Thanks for the email.