Moving its East London studios to Somerset House this week, members of Print Club have been using a selection of artist’s prints and printing beds set up on site to produce prints live for the visitors of Pick Me Up.
Run by Fred Higginson and Kate Newbold- Higginson, Print Club operates as a members screen printing club that produces anything from T-shirts to record covers, with its main aim to provide an affordable working space for designers and illustrators to return to screen printing. Since 2007 the duo have worked closely with illustrator and creative director Rose Stallard, curating the annual exhibition ‘Blisters’- one of the UK’s largest poster shows, its aim is to introduce a wider demographic to original and affordable art work.
This year Print Club was asked to produce an edition of 20 silk screen prints especially for this year’s Pick Me Up. Each print is signed and numbered, selling for £150 each. The artists exhibited include Rose Blake, Matthew Green, Susie Wright, Jack Featherstone, Katie Brooks, Rose Stallard, Margaux Carpentier, Casper Williamson, Pure Evil, Antony Peters, MOL, Sister Arrow, Jess Albarn and Chris Dent.
Freelance illustrator Margaux Carpentier, a BA (Hons) Graphic Communication graduate, was influenced by the wolf on earth according to Eskimo legend for her print. Chris Dent’s work has more of an architecture feel to it, focusing on a hand-drawn modern metropolis in his print displayed at Print Club’s studio. His work has previously been featured in American Vogue and Dazed and Confused!
Alongside the exhibiting artists, other Print Club Members are using the studio space to produce and showcase prints. The studio has a real relaxed vibe that makes you want to get involved with the whole process. The exhibition is running until the 27th March, make sure you pop down and check it out!