It’s been a couple of weeks since we packed up shop at Pick Me Up (Somerset House), and can safely say that we really enjoyed taking part in the 10 day event. In what many were heralding as the first contemporary graphic art fair of its kind in the UK, people could visit working studios and print rooms and in some cases even take part. There was a great line up of contemporary illustrators and graphic artists, including Rob Ryan and Luke Best, and a strong presence of successful young collectives Peepshow, Le Gun and Evening Tweed as well as hip Shoreditch gallery Concrete Hermit, amongst others. The fair gave the general public the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design and the overall response was very positive.
We decked out our little part of the exhibition in typical Nobrow fashion with hand printed wallpaper and added a few very lovely bits and bobs of 3d work thanks to Felt Mistress (who provided the three amazing felt toys that appeared in the space based on the work of Karine Bernadou) and the efforts of the Nobrow print studio that produced the fabric for the Bean Bags and other seating we created for the event. We also released a host of new titles to coincide with the event, Rise and Fall and Nobrow 3 were particular favourites of the crowd with over 400 of the former selling over the course of the fair. Sadly the show only lasted 10 days, but with 14000+ visitors it was a stellar success and we have been told that as a result, it may very well be back next year. Until then, that’s all from Pick Me Up 2010 folks, maybe see you there in 2011?