If you’re out and about in London this weekend, Pick Me Up – the UK’s original graphic arts festival – is definitely worth a visit. Currently in its fourth year and held once again at Somerset House, Pick Me Up focuses on graphic art, design and illustration. We paid a visit to the festival earlier this week to see what was on offer, here are our highlights.
A brilliant collection of Damien Florébert Cuypers’ crayon illustrations, featuring the likes of Kanye West and Anna Wintour at Paris Fashion Week are on display. You can also book a slot to have your very own one-minute portrait done by the famed artist.
This collection of work by Ugo Gattoni features an elephants head flanked by four of the incredibly detailed cityscape drawings he has become known for.
Stop by We Are Fatherless, a group of graffiti artists and graphic designers from Illinois to see a bit of live silk screen printing in action
With workshops galore dotted around the exhibition, there’s certainly room to get stuck in if you start to feel inspired. And if the sun is shining, you’re in the perfect place to soak up some rays in the beautiful courtyards of Somerset House.
Pick Me Up London at Somerset House – Tickets £8.00