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The Brief

How to say the most with the least – a new show by Anthony Burrill in collaboration with Mesa&Cadeira – opened on Thursday at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch.

Mesa&Cadeira (Table & Chair in Portuguese) is a company specialising in creative workshops, who believe ‘the only way to learn something is through doing it’.  In March this year, British graphic artist Anthony Burrill was invited to lead a six day workshop in São Paulo, attended by 12 local designers, writers and art directors, and focused on how to say the most with the least, an equation Anthony has mastered during his 20 year career working across a range of media, for clients like Wallpaper*, London Underground and Colette in Paris.  The group worked together on a simple brief: to produce a collection of phrases that best expressed their individual life philosophy.

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Fathoms Deep

Last night saw the launch of Fathoms Deep at The Hayward Gallery, a new exhibition and shop curated by Zombie Collective.  The show which runs until 3rd June in the gallery’s ‘This Is Not A Pop-up’ space, makes the most of it’s riverside location by taking over the space with a ‘nautical themed spectacular‘.  Yesterday’s opening attracted a huge crowd (enough to break the air con!) who were treated to El Famoso hand-illustrating a large scale seaside attraction, music by skiffle band The Severed Limb and the applying of nautical tattoos!

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Pick Me Up Returns

Pick Me Up returns to Somerset House today, promising the very best from graphic artists around the world.  The London based art fair offers limited edition prints, workshops, weekend events, as well as talks, performances and portfolio reviews.

A selection of 20  international rising stars of the graphic arts world have been specially selected to create a piece for the event, including Sarah Beetson, Tim McDonaghNiki Pilkington, Paul X Johnson and Sarah Maycock.  They’ll be an opportunity to buy the exclusive artworks during the event.

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