Look Up is an online print store and a platform for promoting artists who explore the creative potential of geometry, line, pattern and colour. They launched mid-July 2016 with a collection of 35 exclusive limited edition prints by 15 handpicked artists and designers. Encompassing both well- and lesser-known names, the collection presents exclusive editions by artists from a broad spectrum of creative backgrounds.
The duo that are behind this exciting new brand is Steven Bateman and Rachel Smith. Having graduated in 1998 with a degree in the History of Art, Steven joined the international design studio pentagram, rising to the position of Communication Manager and co-curating their gallery programme. He has since worked as a freelance copywriter, contributed to magazines such as Grafik and Varoom, co-authored Symbol (Lawrence and King, 2001) and worked on research projects for the Central Saint Martins Museum & Study Collection. Rachel is a founding creative director at design studio & SMITH who created Look Up’s visual identity.
Look Up prints are characterised elegant minimalism, graphic textures and vibrant colours that will brighten up the darkest corners of any home, studio or workplace. In their online store you’ll find affordable limited edition screen prints and digital prints, while their blog provides a platform to talk about the artists, their work and inspiration as well as info on exhibitions and events.
Their launch included new and exclusive prints by Frea Buckler and Sophie Smallhorn – fresh from their success in the 2016 RA Summer Show – alongside Kate Banazi, Yann Brien, Bonnie Craig, Kate Gibb, Fiona Grady, William Edmonds, Chris James, Sam Kerr, Mark McClure, Josie Molloy, Nounua, Charlie Patterson and Supermundane.