Pick Me Up 2013 - Graphic Arts Festival - FEATURED ARTISTS

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Pick Me Up 2013 - Graphic Arts Festival - FEATURED ARTISTS

South Building
Somerset House, Strand
London WC2R 1LA
United Kingdom
April 18th, 2013 - April 28th, 2013
Opening: April 18th, 2013 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

city, barbican
+44 (0)20 7845 4600
Mon-Tue, Sat-Sun 10-6 (last admission 5PM); Wed-Fri 11-8 (last admission 7PM)


Daily 10.00-18.00 (Last admission 17.15)
Until 22.00 Thursdays (Last admission 21.15)
Embankment Galleries
£8, concessions £6, Festival Pass £15

Pick Me Up Selects 2013 features international rising stars of the graphic arts world specially selected by an industry panel. Each artist will be producing new, exclusive work to see and buy. Find out more about each artist via the links below. 

Anna Lomax

Maker, collector and 3-d illustrator Anna will be re-imagining her collected objects to create a life-size installation. Humorous, bizarre and always fun, don’t expect anything ordinary from Anna at Pick Me Up.

Damien Florébert Cuypers

Check out Damien’s vibrant and stylish crayon drawings and portraits at Pick Me Up, and even be one of sitters as he takes up residence at Pick Me Up on selected days with his One Minute Portraits. 

Daniel Frost

This craftsman uses traditional mediums such as watercolour and pencil crayons to create imaginary worlds and characters inspired by the strangeness of everyday life. Daniel invites you into his weird and wonderful world of Frostville…

Hattie Stewart

Noted for her playful and unique style, professional doodler Hattie is exhibiting her collection of framed doodled magazine covers including Vogue and i:D

Jean Jullien

You’ll find French graphic designer Jean’s imitable witty characters and bold colours in editorials, videos and installations. You’ll find his posters and originals at Pick Me Up 2013. 

Katie Scott

Katie draws inspiration from traditional scientific illustrations. Come in and study her original work, made especially for Pick Me Up, plus a range of prints and t-shirts. 


Come and see what this illustrator, street painter and skateboarder does when he’s not putting colour on the grey streets of London or painting trucks in the sunshine of Barcelona. Malarky’s trademark characters will be appearing at Pick Me Up. 

Malika Favre

‘Less is definitely more’, so says this Paris-born, London-based graphic designer. Malika’s pared down illustrations, from the Kama Sutra alphabet to her series of Hide and Seek prints, can be found at Pick Me Up this year. 


See who’s on their way up Down Under with Antipodean twins MaricorMaricar who hand embroider their typographical and illustrative work. They will be showing new work based on tongue-in-cheek wordplay. MaricorMaricar are sponsored by DMC Threads at Pick Me Up. 

Ping Zhu

American-born, London import Ping plans to produce a set of personal and narrative work exclusively for Pick Me Up. See for yourself her charming gouache on paper illustrations. 

Rob Flowers

Rob would like to live in a land of hamburger patches, milkshake volcanoes and fillet-o-fish lakes. Sadly, this is not possible, but if you feel the same come along to Pick Me Up and his prints will take you there. 

Sarah Vanbelle

Through simple forms and a limited but bold colour palette, Sarah charts daily life through her drawings and doodles. New work especially for Pick Me Up will depict a cityscape where the windows of the buildings act as frames in a comic book.

Stuart Patience

Norse Mythology, H.P. Lovecraft science-fiction novels and David Lynch films influence Stuart’s intricate prints. Stuart’s large-scale fantasy drawings will be at Pick Me Up, capturing the bizarre elements of nature and science within the obsessive detailing of his scenes.

Tom Edwards

An illustrator whose work is described as “Pieter Bruegel crossed with Where’s Wally?” Illustrations drawn from the world of domestic and wild cats. Historic and mythological imagery. Come on, what’s not to like?

Ugo Gattoni

Inspired by artists such as Salvador Dali and Jérome Bosch, Ugo is known for his detailed and surreal black and white cityscape drawings. You won’t be able to miss his large-scale monochrome illustrations at Pick Me Up.

William Goldsmith

Graphic novelist William uses ink and brush to create his loose, expressive illustrations and comics. Get a sneak-peek at pages from his forthcoming book, The Bind, to be published in 2014, at Pick Me Up.

You Byun

Artist and author You draws imaginative landscapes that capture the magic around her with lush environments and a variety of memorable characters. Playful, detailed but with a certain sombreness. Be entranced, be very entranced.