I was very honoured to be chosen to exhibit in the 'Selects' section of the ever awesome Pick Me Up festival. 'Pick Me Up Selects 2013 features international rising stars of the graphic arts world specially selected by an industry panel,' so it was a pretty exciting thing to be involved with. I made a whole load of new stuff for it, including toys, sculpture & a series of prints.
I wanted to give visitors an insight into my process & influences so I exhibited a selection of miscellany from my collection alongside the work that they had influenced.
I was super excited to finally have a chance to make some 3D pieces for the show as it's something I've always wanted to do. Pictured here (from left to right) are The Eyeball Shamen, The Mushroom King & Ya te-veo.
I based all the pieces in a fictional land called 'The Crystal Wood', & each illustration featured characters based on real mythological beasts such as Mothman, Sciapods & Blemmyaes, or of my own invention such as the Doppleogre & The Squid God
I was also selected from all the people exhibiting to illustrate a stamp for Camden Brewery, who supplied all the beers for the events throughout the festival.
I produced a series of 5 colour A2 screenprints at my studio as well as a series of A3 & A4 Risographs. There are still some of these available in my shop