This weekend just past an art fair called Supergraph (link) was held at the Carlton Exhibition Building.
I genuinly knew nothing about this event until my good friend Brian (link) informed me that he was holding a stall along with the collective that he formed with some of his graduating class The Short List (link). So Brian, Grace and I had some delicious lunch at Proud Mary's and made our way over to the exhibition building where Brian would be manning their stall for the afternoon.
Compared to the other design markets held in this venue like Finders Keepers or The Big Design Market they kept things very minimal and spacious. I guess this was good and bad but as a visitor I felt much less likely to punch anyone in the face.
Brian spent his time colouring another version of his illustration he had for sale. All the talent he has it.
The set up for the fair was interesting half stalls, half art hanging on walls for sale through Supergraph themselves. I personally preferred the stalls as, if I'm going to be buying myself some art I'd like to meet the maker of said art. That might just be me.
Have more Brian...
It's really refreshing seeing a design market done differently in Melbourne, there are so many now it's nice to see one focusing on illustrators and artists. Hopefully this first year is just the start of many good things to come.