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3rd Rail Joins The Featured Collectives At Pick Me Up 2016

Pick Me Up, one of the biggest graphic arts festivals in the country will return to London’s historic Somerset House in April for its seventh incarnation. The exhibition promises to bring together the best new illustration, graphic design, typography and other related disciplines including print under one roof and for the first time 3rd Rail are going to be one of the featured studios at the event.

The 3rd Rail t-shirts designed for us by DXTR for Pick Me Up
A close up of the t-shirts designed for us by street artist DXTR. They include a back print, custom pocket and are a 3 colour discharge in with metallic gold plastisol.


New Screen Prints, New T-shirts

We’re already working hard to prepare the show. Aside from allowing visitors the opportunity to print their own tote bags or art prints we’re also going to be launching a brand new collection of screen prints from the likes of Mr. Penfold, Gary Stranger and Hattie Stewart as well as an artist led clothing range which will include designs by illustrator Sean Morris and street artist DXTR.

T-shirt designed by Sean Morris for 3rd Rail to be shown at Pick Me Up
Some shots of us screen printing Sean Morris’ Desert Fury t-shirts. By combining a jumbo print with custom sleeves we were able to cover the whole garment with the design.


‘3rd Rail Viking’ by Tom J Newell on Sale Now!

One of the first pieces of artwork for this series is ‘3rd Rail Viking’ by Tom J Newell – a 3 colour screen print on white Southbank Smooth 250gsm. The print is available to purchase now from the 3rd Rail Presents web store and comes in a limited edition of 20. A few have been snapped up already, visit to grab yours.

Tom J Newell 3rd rail Screen Print
‘3rd Rail Viking’ – a 3 colour screen print by Tom J Newell.


Win Your Artwork as a Screen Print to be Exhibited at Pick Me Up

We love a good competition here at 3rd Rail so to celebrate our inclusion in this years festival we’re offering one person the opportunity to have their artwork reproduced as an edition of 25 screen prints. The winning entry will be exhibited at Pick Me Up and later sold on the 3rd Rail Presents web store. It’s a great opportunity to get work in front of an expected 16,000 visitors as well as having it displayed at one of the capitals most recognisable exhibition venues. To take part simply email your entry to by 13/03/16, Good luck!

3rd Rail Pick Me Up Competition

Design Size:  B2 (500mm x 707mm)

Max Amount of Colours Used: 3

Paper: South Bank Smooth 310gsm in White

Closing Dates: 13/03/16

Terms and Conditions: Entrants must be resident in the UK. The artwork may not have previously been reproduced as a print edition and must be the original creation of the entrant. An entry will not be considered if it references persons or organisations without their written permission other than that of 3rd Rail. An Entry will not be considered if it violates or infringes another’s rights, including without limitation, privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement. The winning entrant will receive 50% of the profits from the sale of each print. 3rd Rail reserves the right to publish entries online to promote the competition.