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Pick Me Up 2016: A Round Up of My Favourite Finds

Pick Me Up London 2016 took place at Somerset House - it's a fantastic place to check out all the latest illustration and graphic design talent. Here's my review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Pick Me Up 2016 took place earlier this year, and although I shared my best picks of the show on instagram I never got around to posting anything on Amelia’s Magazine. So here, a mere half year down the line, are my favourite finds. Enjoy!

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Marie Jacotey is a French artist exploring what it means to be a girl.

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George Douglas works in a pop art collage style. He is based in Scotland.

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I love the folk art influenced pictures depicting jaunty “sapeurs” by Brighton based Camilla Perkins.

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Beautiful, simple, evocative ink paintings by Alice Bowsher.

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Fantastical bright new work by Jack Sachs takes a look at our anatomy.

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I really loved detailed paintings by Aart-Jan Venema, who lives in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Lenticular madness from Julian Glander, eye popping colours and surreal arrangements.

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Please excuse the glare on this fab painting of pottery by Charlotte Mei (always a favourite).

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Isabel & Helen is a creative partnership specialising in set design and interactive installations.

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Eliza Tulip created this image for Anorak Magazine, always a great place to check out illustration talent.

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A beautiful stand from Peso Press.

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Mr Penfold for Grey Jam Press.

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Cuckoo’s Nest was a collaborative exhibition between Beach London and The Museum of British Folklore, featuring specially created work by a number of well known artists alongside pieces from the museum’s collections. Above is a Mr Punch cutout doll by Liam Barrett.

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I love this vintage fireworks poster.

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This piece by Alec Doherty was inspired by the tradition of Haxey Hood.

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Longsword dancing by Gaurab Thakali.

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More Longsword Dancing by Rob Flowers.

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Love the detail in this piece by Studio Muti, a creative studio in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Artist beer mat designs.

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The artist known as Megamunden is based in Brighton – creating tattoo inspired artworks such as this. He is perhaps best known for his awesome tattoo inspired colouring book.

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Lovely ceramics from the Clay Collective, who share a studio space in Hackney Downs Studios, East London. I love the direction Joe Rogers (who formerly created illustrations for Amelia’s Magazine) has taken with his stunning ceramics under the name Colourbox.

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These are by Clay Collective founding member Sophie Alda.

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This is one of a series of conceptual children’s books by Emily Rand, published by Hato Press.

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Lovely work by Jack Taylor. Two by Four is an artist book featuring a colourful house construction, also published by Hato Press.

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Yes! hand painted sign by Daisy Emerson at Best.

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Palm trees by print and graphic designer Felicity Marshall.

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Fantastic work by Claire Powell, whose work features in my colouring book, Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. Love her anthropomorphised animals including cherries having a hug :)

All of these images first appeared on my instagram feed @ameliagregory – make sure you follow me there or on twitter to see my art finds first! (and in a slightly more timely manner…)

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