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Where might you find giant white cats, embroidered sailors, typographic woolly scarves, loads of skulls, skate boards, decorated wooden spoons, printing presses and over-priced “my toddler could do that” collage? Yes, of course, it is Somerset House’s yearly display of the graphic arts, Pick Me Up.

As always this year was fun and a good “pick me up” to amuse after the dynamic and inspirational time had in Massachusetts (sorry for the break in blogging, folks). Students who were with us enjoyed the show as much as ever and spent time buying books or gurning….

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