As we move into the summer months we take a look at some of the best and most exciting events happening across the UK in 2018. Whether you are looking to find your next print investment, check out the latest art exhibition or pick up a handmade masterpiece, there is something for everyone.
Having successfully raised over £11,000 on Kickstarter we’re excited to announce that 3rd Rail Print Space, London’s biggest open access screen printing studio is finally launching on Thursday 25th January. We’ve been working around the clock in to turn the unused carpark space into a comprehensive screen printing studio. We have prepared a wide range of exciting events for the opening night to give new members and visitors a taste of what’s to come.
Peckham Levels is now open! Thanks to everyone who made it down to the launch party on Friday and stopped by our screen printing station, we hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! The venue was bursting with amazing food and drink from independent traders, pop up events, exhibitions and talks. If you couldn’t make it, fear not, we’ve created a video from a gallery of photos from the event. Carry on reading to watch a short video of us live printing festive designs by Supermundane.
The London Illustration Fair came to a close this Sunday after hosting 69 exhibitors, dozens of workshops and showcasing the work of countless creatives. As well showing a selection of Artist Beer Visions screen prints we also used this as an opportunity to give the screen print series we released for Pick Me Up a bit more air time. It was also a great excuse to release a few more products which included festive tea towels and Christmas jumpers designed by Kristyna Baczynski, a new t-shirt and matching sticker sheet by Tony Riff and a fresh 5 colour screen print release from Hattie Stewart. All new products will be hitting the web store tomorrow (Wednesday 7th December). If you didn’t get a chance to make it down fear not! We’ve compiled this gallery of photos of the highlights across the 4 days.
We’re super excited to announce that we’ll be one of the many studios and creatives exhibiting at this year’s London Illustration Fair. As well as showing our extensive range of limited edition screen prints you can also expect to find t-shirts, sweats, tea towels and exciting new products from artists such as Kristyna Baczynski, Tony Riff and Hattie Stewart.
We’re pretty nosy here at 3rd Rail HQ so decided to quiz Sam Bennett, one of the co-founders of the fair about the origins of the event, what to expect from this year’s edition and all things illustration world.
It’s pretty obvious we love screen printing and we’re quite sure that a lot of people would feel the same if they had the chance to try it. In order to engage and stimulate an audience brands and event organisers are having to come up with more and more unique ways to capture their attention whether it’s cocktail tasting, a performance or free products. We’ve been providing a live print service for the past few years however have seen a significant increase in demand over the past 12 months and it’s a not surprising. Not only is it a great way to make your event unique but you’ll also be adding an interactive creative element whilst getting them kitted out branded merchandise which they’ve printed themselves and are therefore less likely to put in the charity bin after 2 weeks.
Trying to make a living as an artist is a tough gig and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone working in the industry willing to tell you otherwise. But with the number of art and design students on the rise in the UK* there’s clearly something in it. We decided to ask some of the artists we’ve collaborated with recently to complete the following sentence: I am a creative because…
Pick Me up closed its doors last week after welcoming over 17,000 visitors. We loved meeting everyone who stopped by our space and for all those who didn’t manage to catch the show here are a couple of photos taken over the course of the exhibition.
Most of the remaining editions can now be purchased from our web store with the full range available this Friday. To shop the prints, t-shirts, sweats and tote bags please head over to www.3rdrailpresents.co.uk/shop and our Pick Me Up Q&A series will continue over on the 3rd Rail Presents blog from next week if you’d like to more info on the artists we worked with.
Felicity Marshall’s style is versatile, she moves seamlessly between vibrant collages, quirky line work and bold brush strokes all bathed in a colour palette made up predominantly of primary colours. An accomplished print and graphic designer she’s worked with some of the UK’s most recognisable brands in including Frieze and Liberty. Pick Me Up sees us launching both a 5 colour screen print edition and all-over printed t-shirt with her, read on for more details about this exciting collaboration.