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>Pick Me Up! Quick!

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Jessica Hische – Brooklyn New York, hand typographer and illustratorEda Akultun – Turkish in London, illustrator in printmaking and digital collage

Nobrow is an independent publishing group provide a platform for illustrators. They make cute zines and books

Me inside the word ‘Die’! Revenge is Sweet – French and Australian in London create prints and illustrations for big clients including Nike

One of the views down into a film making area with ThemLot‘s model city set
Today I me and a good old school friend went down to Somerset House to see the much anticipated Pick Me Up Contemporary Craft Fair which I went to last year for my birthday and LOVED! Naturally I was super excited again this year, and it didn’t disappoint! Even though there was no Rob Ryan to watch masterfully cut out paper shapes, there was more than enough to gawp at. I just adore seeing this type of artwork, all graphic shapes, bright colours and beautiful, sometimes gasp-worthy methods of illustration. We loved the little set up at NoBrow where they had some pretty cool giant cardboard props. I loved pretty much all the work but particularly the artists mentioned above. I really could be there all day as there is so much to take in and with a running list of live events (make your own robot illustration out of typography today!) and artists drawing live, not to mention the ability to browse through loads of zines and books on sale, you really will see time fly! The only drawback is it’s only open till Sunday! Get yourself down there in the next two days, it’s only £5 and everything is for sale. I bought two postcards with cute prints on for £1 but could easily have spent hundreds. Find out more about it here and see more of my pics from the exhib on my facebook page. Have Fun! 🙂

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  • xl pharmacy November 7, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    >wow lovely pics, sadly I could not go there, cause I was busy, definitely I'm not lucky with this

  • Buy Viagra July 12, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    >Every event is better with each year, last one was one of the best ones.

  • Harriet March 27, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    >Gh, so sad I missed this! It will have to be next year I guess!

  • Winnie March 27, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    >lived in* (obviously I do indeed love London!)

  • Winnie March 27, 2011 at 2:19 AM

    >Times like these I wish I loved in London! Looks like a perfect way to spend an afternoon!

  • Sarah March 26, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    >Oh, I am SO tempted to go, but really don't think I'll make it into London by Sunday. 🙁 Your photos will have to tide me over!

  • Hannah March 25, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    >Lucy, I really want to go even more now. MUST check it out on Sunday, it looks wonderful =)


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