Would it be too cheesy a thing to say that I love this print? Probably, but I’m gonna say it anyway, I love it. It’s great. So simple and clever, it could work as a logo, a valentines card, a print on your wall, maybe even as a bloody tattoo.
Mr Bingo was one of many fine illustrators and designers exhibiting at the Pick Me Up art fair at Somerset House that was running for a week or so through to the start of May. I managed a quick tour round the exhibition.
There was some nice stuff on show, most of it more than my meagre budget was able to stretch to, but I did manage to take snaps of a few of my favourite bits…
Love the simple aesthetic that James Joyce. This one caught my eye as I love the little fish shaped soy sauce receptacles you get in shitty super market sushi. I like to keep them, fill them with water and squirt people with them.
My bad, I didn’t get the name of the artist responsible for these beautiful images, but in the flesh, the gradient/spirograph/pixelated shape were wonderful indeed. Let me know if you do know the name of whoever created them.
I don’t know about you, but Ghostbusters was pretty much my favourite film as a kid, I’d watch it every Saturday. So I was immediately taken by this amazingly detailed and busy combination of illustration and typography of the final scene of GB – which I can only imgine was hand painted – wow! You can see roughs of Jess’ work on her blog.
Print Club London were taking part in the show with live printing taking place during the show that resulted in prints the public could buy – pretty cool to see the print on your wall being printed by the artist that created it.
Anyhow, while perusing Print Club’s area I spotted this cool Kingsland Road print pinned to the wall. I couldn’t make out who had printed it, but would dearly love to put it up on my wall, so if anyone knows who did produce it, or where I could pick up a copy, you’d be my hero if you could let me know.
I don’t know too much about Rob Ryan. I think I’ve been in to his shop on Columbia Road where I’ve admired the amazing wall vinyls you could buy there. But it would seem that his is an amazing and reknown paper artist. He transported his whole studio from east London to Somerset House. Check out this video of him and his guys at work.
The work on display was great, but it was the amazing old school English, gentleman’s members club feel they had given their area – resplendent with globes, mounted stag heads and a roaring open fire it really was a site to behold.