The project was initiated by Penny Webb , a London College of Communication interaction design graduate who – despite producing some lovely work herself – won’t be submitting anything for the show due to the time constraints of organising it. Oh, and training for the London Marathon.
Webb says, ‘After my mum died of cancer a year and a half ago I wanted to do something help, so drawing on my design background I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to utilise the experience I had from art school, the mass of fantastically creative people I know, and create an event to raise money for a good cause while promoting up-and-coming artists and designers.’
The project has already amassed a huge response, with more than 50 illustrators, designers and artists volunteering their work for the show. There’s a huge diversity in style and media, with all submitted pieces going in.
‘It’s just a matter of careful curation to display the work to its best effect’, says Webb. ‘The nice thing about print-based work is it’s a unanimous medium. So I’m seeing a mass of contrasting themes and techniques held together by their two dimensionality, which gives potential buyers an opportunity to pick and choose to work to their personal taste.’
Having studied interaction design, the show is also capitalising on Webb’s background in interaction design. ‘I love looking at the interaction between people, and between people and objects, so it will be great to opportunity to see people’s responses to the event’, she says.
Pop-Up Prints runs from 25 February – 3 March at Unit 1.10 First Floor Kingly Court London W1B. for more information visit http://popupprint.tumblr.com/