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