Last week was the opening night of Print Club London’s ‘Summer Screen Prints’ exhibition at Somerset House. Back for their second year, the Dalston based studio created quite a buzz curating a series of limited edition screen printed film posters to mark the 10th anniversary season of Film4 Summer Screen. We sent some of our designers down to the opening night to see what all the fuss was about!
This years open-air cinema programme from Film4 promises an “eclectic mix of our favourite contemporary, cult and classic films”, and includes the likes of Sense and Sensibility, Spring Breakers, Hairspray, The Great Beauty and E.T. With an impressive line-up of popular reels, the selected illustrators and designers had quite a challenge on their hands.
Based in the newly opened West Wing Gallery of Somerset House, 16 artists including Rose Blake, Cassandra Yap, Joe Wilson, Concepción Studios and Hattie Stewart, were asked to reimagine their chosen film by taking particular scenes, quotes or characters as inspiration.
With each artist adopting a different approach, the audience was treated to a small but imaginative collective of work giving viewers a fresh perspective on many well-known films. From layered vintage collages [Katie Gibb] to 3D zoetrope illustrations [MOL], a unique style was captured through each individual print. - See more here.
Left to Right: Claudia Borfiga, Sense and Sensibility; Mat Pringle, Rosemary’s Baby; Rose Blake, E.T
Summer Screen Prints runs from 31st July to 25th August. The exhibition is open daily from 10.00 – 18.00 as well as during each evening’s film event at the West Wing Galleries, Somerset House. Admission is free.