The boy and I went along to Pick Me Up at Somerset House yesterday afternoon; the first contemporary graphic art fair in the UK, and I have to say, it exceeded our expectations. It smelt of paper and ink and making things, which is always a good start(!) and there was some great young talent there, but most exciting of all was Rob Ryan‘s studio, which had decamped there in its entirety…
Paper cutting in Rob Ryan's studio
I had no idea his work on this scale was hand-cut; it was quite incredible to watch.
The Design Museum
are running a series of talks
at the moment – I went along to this one given by Fernando and Humberto Campana
with a Brazilian friend I met on the CSM Furniture Design course. She had intrigued me by describing their work as “representing everything that it means to be Brazilian.”
campana brothers book signing
The talk was a fascinating insight into Brazilian culture and the Campana brothers’ design process.
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