3rd Rail At The London Illustration Fair In Pictures

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.

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A Quick Q&A With London Illustration Fair Co-Founder Sam Bennett

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.

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Pick Me Up Q&A Series: Drew Millward

Drew has been an illustrator for over 10 years and describes his work as being inspired by the ‘post industrial landscape of the north’. He started out by creating gig posters for the bands signed to his label Birdwalk and has gone on to work for clients ranging from Nike to the Arctic Monkeys. His 4 colour screen print ‘Landscape’ is available from our web store now in a very limited edition of 25, you can grab it HERE.

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New T-shirts and Screen Prints for 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.

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3rd Rail x Malarko Goes on Pre Sale + Win One of the Limited Edition Packs

The 3rd Rail x Malarko boxes have gone on pre sale today with general sale set to launch on Monday 14th December. To celebrate we’re giving 15 of the 75 available packs away in a contest.

Since Malarko designed the container to become your own DIY mask we want you to upload pictures of yourself doing something amusing or unpredictable whilst wearing a mask. The 15 funniest and most creative entries win (but let’s keep it clean people). You can submit by uploading a photo to either Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with winners announced on 15/12/15. Good Luck! The remaining 60 t-shirt packs are available to pre order now from www.3rdrailpresents.co.uk/shop.

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3rd Rail Presents: The People’s Park Tavern

PPTThe People’s Park Tavern is a pub we’ll often drop in on, whenever in the area. There’s a fantastic selection of beers, including their own which is brewed on site. After looking into craft breweries to collaborate with for Artist Beer Visions, they were the perfect fit.

“As a pub with a love of beer and a love of design we were extremely keen to be involved in ABV, especially when we saw the calibre of artists involved”. PPT Manager Rob Quirk.

We showed them the blueprints for the show and were answered with the promise of a limited edition exhibition beer! On top of that, their brewmaster will be closing the show with a taste and talk event. There’ll be brews to sample and wisdom to savour, an excellent way to wrap things up.

So once again let us remind you, if you like beer, if you like art, if you like lovely screen prints, Artist Beer Visions awaits your presence. 71A Gallery – 9th October.

www.peoplesparktavern.pub