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Pick Me Up

Monday 02 April 2012
Words Alice Bell

Yesterday saw the close of another successful Pick Me Up at Somerset House. Described as the UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair, it returned for its biggest edition yet this spring.

Walking into a Pick Me Up exhibition is always a treat, especially for a design and illustration geek like me (come on – I’m not the only one). Alongside familiar names such as Print Club London and Anthony Burril (who created the identity), are a large selection of artists that are thankfully getting great exposure in the form of this event.

Highlights included seeing some familiar names amongst the exhibitors. Sarah Maycock, who is a regular contributor to Spindle Magazine was featured in the Pick Me Up ‘Selects’. Also not to be missed were paper cut experts Zim and Zou.

Peepshow Collective featured their The Museum of Objects & Origins, a concept display of an ever growing collection of  drawings, objects, prints, and costumes. Other collectives featured in special galleries included Many Hands, including emerging talent Stone and Spear. Available to buy was his scarf collaboration with Lucy Jay – as featured on the back cover of Spindle issue 4.

If you missed this year’s show, never fear it will be back next year with more talks, activities and of course, the exhibition. Follow the conversation here.