Continuing the distinguished museum's year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s seminal work, Utopia, this year’s edition of the festival chose to explore the themes of community and interactivity. Alongside exhibiting a vast selection of work (the collection covered two floors), Pick Me Up 2016 further invited visitors to participate in workshops and hands-on activities such as Comic Book drawing with Mike Medaglia
or Bookbinding with Hato Press
, as well as offering up a series of show and tell sessions with those talented youngsters chosen as this year’s Pick Me Up Selects.
Furthermore, festival goers were also treated to a major retrospective of the work of noted British graphic designer, typographer, animator, printmaker and software developer, Alan Kitching
. His spectacular work was shown alongside sketchbooks, proofs, artefacts and equipment from his studio.