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Summer Screen Prints @Somerset House!

Film Poster Exhibition

31 July – 25 August 2014
Open daily 10.00–18.00
Additionally from 18.30–21.00 to Film4
Summer Screen ticket holders (7–20 August)

West Wing Galleries, West Wing
Free admission

PREVIEW NIGHT ON THE 30TH OF JULY

Back for a second year, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House has commissioned Print Club London to curate a series of contemporary screen-printed film posters for the 10 year anniversary season.

Renowned for printing, curating and dealing screen-printed artworks Print Club London has hand-picked an assortment of styles and artists, including Rose Blake, Hattie Stewart, Kate Moross, Steve Wilson, Kate Gibb and HelloVon.

Open during the day and for each evening event, the Summer Screen Prints exhibition will feature the great and good of the illustrative world. Each exhibiting artist will reimagine a poster for one of the films in this season’s line-up, bringing a unique and fresh eye to their selected title.

Each film poster will be a limited-edition and exclusively available to buy for £45 from the exhibition at Somerset House.

CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS AND THEIR FILM TITLES

TENTH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING

Born in London, Rose studied at Kingston and the RCA. Her bold playful work is inspired by music, the art world and the relationship between things. She has worked for clients including bbc.co.uk, Random House and Converse. She is also a member of the This Is It collective, and runs the website studiomusic.fm.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

All of Claudia’s work is hand drawn combining detail with simple lines and strong narratives. There is often a playful subject matter teasing at the everyday. Her influences range from anatomical drawings to Egon Schiele, Frida Kahlo and Dr. Seuss.

THE GREAT BEAUTY

Lucille is a French London based Illustrator. She works mainly within the field of editorial design and illustration, occasionally also realising interior and exhibition spaces. Her personal work is mainly based on the endlessly inspiring architecture of her neighbourhood in London.

THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

Patrick Concepción is the founder and Art Director of Concepción Studios, a studio that focuses on art direction and graphics for the entertainment industry, located in San Jose, California. Throughout his career he has reveled in designing for Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney and MUSE.

ANNIE HALL

Kate Gibb has worked as a printmaker and illustrator for over fifteen years. The kind of printing she is inspired by relies on chance, hiccups and happy accidents. Commercially she is renowned for her music-related sleeve artwork, most notably for a long-standing relationship with The Chemical Brothers.

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

HelloVon is the award winning studio founded by London based illustrator and artist Von in 2006. Utilising a seamless and dynamic blend of traditional and digital mark making techniques he has accrued an international client list, been featured in publications around the world and become one of the industry’s foremost contemporary portrait illustrators.

THE 400 BLOWS

Fred Higginson, founder of Print Club London, also works under the name of MOL (Ministry of Love). Alongside his role at the printing studio, Fred finds time to produce silk screen prints and on occasion sculptures. Fred’s techniques are as eclectic as his influences, working across mediums and using materials ranging from Play-Doh to the pencil.

HAIRSPRAY

Kate Moross is a 26 year old London based creative, and is the director of Studio Moross. She has a fascination with three sided shapes, illegible typography and freeform lettering.

ROSEMARY’S BABY

Mat spends his time doing fantastical figurative illustrations often with obsessive attention to detail, working predominantly with dipping pen and ink.  In the last few years he has expanded into screen and lino-cut printing which has led to teaching a BRIT Kids course in Illustration and Printmaking at the BRIT School.  He still draws dinosaurs only not quite as well.

MAD MAX 2

Rose Stallard, illustrator and Creative Director of Print Club, mixes up her own drawings with found images from across the board, injecting fanzine-like enthusiasm (and discernment). Clients include The Guardian, Fiction Records, Urban Outfitters, Dazed & Confused and Glastonbury.

SPRING BREAKERS

Hattie Stewart is a young London based illustrator. A self – proclaimed ‘professional doodler’ her unique and playful style extends itself through art and fashion. Having worked with designers such as House Of Holland, Marc By Marc Jacobs and Adidas, she has also exhibited in Miami, L.A, Bangkok, New York, Berlin and London.

TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT

Holly Wales founded her Illustration practice in 2006. Her work explores a variety of subject matter and is predominantly drawing-based. She works with multiple layers of colour and deconstructs forms to build dynamic compositions which play upon chance and process.

GHOSTBUSTERS

Caspar Williamson is heavily involved in the UK printmaking scene, publishes books on the subject and has taught both corporate and educational workshops throughout the UK. He has also exhibited widely and is represented by several galleries.

A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS

Joe Wilson is an illustrator based in the UK specialising in highly detailed, hand-drawn illustrations and print. Working with a combination of pencil, ink and digital colour, Joe’s work takes form as a hybrid of the traditional and contemporary.

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS

Steven is an Illustrator who lives and works in Brighton. He can often be found foraging through the local flea markets for obscure books and discarded paraphernalia to use as inspiration for his varied and experimental work which he generalizes as ‘somewhere between pop and psychedelia’.

GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES

Cassandra Yap is an artist and art director based in London. Fuelled by her love of pin ups, the female form and an unhealthy obsession with vintage erotica, her photomontage halftone style illustrations are dark, bold and humorous with a kinky edge.

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