Today we went to the Pick Me Up graphic arts festival at Somerset house where we saw alot of work from various artists and designers, we even got to enjoy a workshop and got something to take home.
The first thing we looked at where stand alone art works by various designers and artists the first I looked at was different typographic prints by Corin Kennington that I think are really nice and I especially like the combined use of the risograph and letterpress that was used to create some very nice metallic coloured letters.
I also liked the screen prints by George Douglas I liked the photographic accuracy of them and that they had a psychedelic element to them with the cropped faces.
Also some great 3d pieces by Dan Singer that had a great 8 bit aesthetic to them that I thought interacted really well with the lights above them.
The last person I looked at was Aart-Jan Venema who’s a painter that tells numerous stories through his compositions that I think are really nice to look at and you can see how the characters really bring the paintings to life.
I also got to see alot of different and interesting work that was on sail which I think made the exhibition alot more appealing unfortunately cause i’m broke I couldn’t buy anything but still was very nice to look at.
In the exhibition we also got to take part in an interactive typography workshop that I think was really good we spent the work shop smothering bricks in ink and using them as stamps to create letters. One thing I liked most about this is that the stamps will be used to create a finished typeface and its nice to think mine or my class mates work might end up in there.