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Patternbank were at Pick Me Up, UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, London. In it’s Fourth 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 Illustrators, graphic artists and studios seen at the fair this year.


This year was another mass of creative workshops and inspirational content.  Pick Me Up packs together the most exciting international talent from the wonderfully diverse field of graphic arts for an 11-day extravaganza of creative workshops, late-night art and music mash-ups, quirky family-fun events and interactive shopping spaces with original, affordable artwork and limited- edition prints.


Fatherless were on hand  creating one-of-a-kind hand-printed images especially for Pick Me Up crowd, as well as creating prints, t-shirts, broadsides and handbills each day. Formed in 2010 and hailing from Rockford, Illinois, Fatherless is a collaborative print posse of artists, designers, graffiti writers and educators. All of their work consists of hand-screened, limited edition prints, and can best be described as, “a visual mixtape of creative shenagination.”



Katie draws inspiration from traditional scientific illustrations. Katie’s original work was made especially for this years Pick Me Up. Patternbank loved her whimsical studies of biological studies and scientific drawings.

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The Patternbank team are loving this surreal patchwork landscape animation by Australian artist Joe Hamilton.

Hyper Geography (2011) from Joe Hamilton on Vimeo.

Joe Hamilton is an artist who has worked predominately in the areas of moving image, collage and installation. He has worked on film projects in London and New York and is currently in Melbourne studying a Master of Art in Public Space at RMIT. His current practice is concerned with environmental identity, relational aesthetics and a transdisciplinary approach.