Patternbank were at Pick Me Up, UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, London. In it’s third year now the show has grown to be a great place to spot new and upcoming talent with original works and prints available to purchase. Not only that there are various events and workshops to get involved in so altogether a great inspiring day out.

Patternbank highlights the strongest Illustration and graphic trends seen at the fair.

Decorative Edge

Linear Studies – Botanical Inspiration -Victorian drawings & Photos – Crafted Collage – Gold Foil Backgrounds

Sister Arrow, Alice Hoult, Lizzy Stewart, Nelly Duff, Kristijana S Williams, Print Club London, Many Hands

Character Art

Pen and ink sketches – Sprayed and brushed looks – Stylised vector illustrations – Vivid colour use – Tattoo graphics

Sarah BeetsonEmily Forgot, Tom Frost,  Tim Mcdonagh, Mimi LeungPeskimo, Zeloot

Collage Statements

Collage expression – Abstract content – Forgotten magazine clippings – Floral bloom montages – Spliced looks

Damien Tran, Stone & Spear, Ciara Phelan

Neon Blast

Intense Colour against pencil sketches – Abstract shape use – Mineral illustrations – Digital neon looks – Highlight marker pen fills

Hennie Haworth, Urban inks, Nic Bennett & Marcroy, Zeloot, Ship of Fools, Niki PilkingtonPrint Club London, Sac Magique

Surreal Objects

Weird visual statements – Sinister undertones – Overprinted effects – Random mosaics – Cut out detail – Geometric displacement

Topo CopyPrint Club London, Heretic, Martinni Colausson, Puck Studio, Marcroy 

Paper Crafted

Crafted Beauty – Paper type sculptures – Layered effects – Nostalgic interpretations – Surreal paper art

Zim & Zou, PeepshowOwen Gildersleeve

Patternbanks favorite studio highlights included Soma Gallery, Many Hands & Print Club London.


Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair

Somerset House, London  |   22 March – 1 April 2012  |