Andy Smith | Sunny Side Up | Soma | Bristol

Illustrator Andy Smith’s solo show, Sunny Side Up, is currently running at Bristol’s Soma gallery until August 20th 2011 | The show features a host of screenprints, invariably featuring hand-lettered messages, plus some painted and screenprinted wooden panel artworks too | Hastings based illustrator Andy Smith studied at Brighton University and the Royal College of Art | When not busy working for clients such as Orange, Nike, McDonalds, The Guardian and Faber and Faber he can be found in his studio by the sea in Hastings printing books and posters which he has exhibited in the UK, France, USA and Australia | Specialising in silkscreen printing Andy’s work combines illustration and typography to create images with humour, energy and optimism, executed with a handmade tactile feel | Illustrating for 12 years, his work has won D&AD, Creative Circle and AOI awards and been featured in numerous books and publications | His summer show at Soma Gallery in Bristol will include a set of 12 new large artworks, hand screenprinted by Andy and featuring his distinct hand lettering and visuals | They deal with bold statements, strange visitors, warnings from gurus, the thoughts of Captain Scott and other random themes | Accompanying these prints will be an eclectic collection of new 3D arrows and moose heads, totes, stickers and one sad lonely, goldfish | Many of the pieces are available to purchase in limited runs from the Soma shop | asmithillustration.com | somagallery.co.uk

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