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Review: Print Club Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House

Thursday 31 July 2014

Opening today, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House has once again commissioned Print Club London to curate a series of screen-printed posters inspired by the films in their 10 year anniversary season. Artists include Rose Blake, Hattie Stewart, Kate Moross, Kate Gibb and HelloVon, all with very different approaches to the task in hand.

Last night’s launch party was a busy affair, with a crowd all eager to see the prints. The more intimate setting of the West Wing Galleries suited the scale of the exhibition, but allowed plenty of room for each print to have some breathing space.

Highlights included Hattie Stewart’s contribution for Spring Breakers (a movie that seemed to be made for her style) and Rose Blake’s touching E.T. poster.

Hattie Stewart (left) and Rose Blake (right)

It was great to see a fresh approach to films many will be familiar with, especially when the illustrators eschewed the obvious. There were a couple of other treats as well as the posters themselves and to cap it all off limited editions of each print are available to buy.

Print Club Summer Screen Prints at Somerset House opens today and runs until 25th August.