A Print-full Weekend

Last week while Leo and I were in Greenwich for the Urban Village Festival we visited a print stand and saw that a bigger print fair was happening this weekend just gone, so thought we’d check it out!

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The Print Fair was at the FOUNT London Courtyard so it was quite a small fair but still really lovely to have a browse through the various prints. In an ideal future home I’d love to have gorgeous prints adorning the walls so this was fantastic to get some inspiration and discover artists!

Here are a few of my favourite prints from the fair, that I’m mentally pinning up in my dream home…

It became an even artier weekend when we saw that Offprint, an independent publishing fair, was happening at the Tate Modern, so after a spot of breakfast in Soho we ventured to the Tate to have a peek in at that. It was much bigger than the East End Print Fair and very different but fascinating to walk round still. There weren’t really hang on the wall prints but instead lots of books full of photographs from thousands of different people to look through.

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One thing that caught my eye, or rather my ears, was a typewriter clacking in the corner of the Turbine Hall. We wandered over and saw a little sign saying that for a pound you could say a subject and the man at the typewriter, Gareth Brooks, would type out a little poem for you. How incredible is that?! I couldn’t resist getting one. My mind went creatively blank though, and so I ended up just asking for a poem about love. I mean, I suppose it was appropriate as I was with my beau.

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It was amazing watching this poem come to life in front of our eyes within minutes, especially as it was typed onto this gorgeous scalloped paper too. I’m likely going to get a nice little frame for it to put on my wall because it’s too sweet to be hidden away, and the poem I feel is very apt. Check out onepoundpoems for more and to see where they’ll be next!

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