Somerset House is once again host to Pick Me Up, London’s annual Graphic Arts Festival. Now in its seventh year running, the festival is showcasing emerging and established illustrators, graphic designers and animators, as well as an array of studios and collectives. Forming part of UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility, this year’s festival focuses on the theme of community within the graphic arts.
Pick Me Up will be running across ten days, offering a variety of exhibitions, talks, demonstrations, workshops and screenings. In addition to Pick Me Up Selects, a curated showcase of work from up and coming graphic artists and illustrators, this year’s festival will also be host to A Life in Letterpress, a retrospective exhibition of work by renowned typographer, printmaker and AOI member Alan Kitching. Alan will also be in attendance on certain days, demonstrating his letterpress machine in action. He’s in the photograph below, in red.
Guests include Hato Press, Beach London, We Are Facility, and newcomers Clay Collective and Peso Press amongst others.
Pick Me Up runs until 2 May 2016, 10:00am – 6:00pm (last entry 5:15pm)
Late Night Wednesdays and Thursdays until 9:00pm (last entry 8:15pm)
Day Tickets £10, concessions £8
Festival Pass £17.50
Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
You can find out more information, download the schedule and book tickets via the Pick Me Up website