I spent this afternoon wandering around Pick Me Up, a graphic design and illustration festival at Somerset House. Pick Me Up is a festival that showcases young talent in illustration, graphic design and other related disciplines. There were a lot of different techniques to see, screenprinting, riso printing, paper craft and animation. The festivals is divided in a few different sections, the Pick Me Up Selects area where 12 up and coming artist show their work, there is an area where collectives, galleries and studios show their work and also organize workshops and there is the Pick Me Up Platform, where there are talks, debates and demonstrations.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
I've been in London nearly two weeks now! It seems like a long time but it has flown by.
I arrived by coach on wednesday the 15th and was picked up by Lauren, the lovely girl I'm renting my room from in Canning Town.
The morning after was my first day at the Print Club. I got there at ten and met up with Kiera and Elliot, who I had been emailing with about my internship there. They were really nice and I got to work straight away. There was a screenprinting workshop that day and I got to help the studio technicians, together with another girl Lilly. It was great helping out the people at the workshop and at the same time getting a little reminder myself exactly how screenprinting works. My hands are itching already to get going and start printing myself.
The print club has a great environment, besides the workshops there are always artists working in the screenprinting studio and in the artist's studio's next door. There is a really laid back atmosphere and I felt really at home there.