Screen prints at Somerset House

Cassandra-Yap

Somerset House has teamed up with Print Club London to produce a series of limited edition screen prints inspired by films being shown during August’s Film4 Summer Screen.

This is the third time the exhibition is taking place. Altogether 15 artists make up this year’s roster of street artists and illustrators re-imagining film posters from the big screen. Amongst them is French illustrator Lucille Clerc, who recently rose to fame after her work on the Charlie Hebdo attack titled ‘Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow’ was initially mistaken for that of Banksy.

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Clerc has designed the poster for the screen’s opening night premiere of Gemma Bovery. While Leicester-based Illustrator Joe Wilson has turned his hand to Japanese anime Princess Mononoke.

“It’s essentially a comment on nature vs man so I wanted that feeling of wilderness to come through in the poster, as well as trying to draw the characters in my own style and putting my personal stamp on it,” says Wilson.

Joe Wilson

His hand-drawn detailed print is one of the most striking within the collection. As is emerging artist Cassandra Yap’s rendition of True Romance – altogether bold yet simple and unequivocally playful.

Starting today, 200 limited edition hand-printed posters from each artist will be available to buy from the exhibition or online via Print Club London’s website at £50 each.

Over 14 nights, Film4 Summer Screen shows a series of handpicked films on an outdoor screen hosted at Somerset House. Do the Right Thing, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. are amongst this year’s mix of cult classics and new releases.

Summer Screen Prints Poster Exhibition, 30 July until 23 August. Somersethouse.org.uk, admission free
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