Two women with a shared love of graphic design are launching a pop-up vintage poster market in a south London gallery space.
Harriet Williams and Sylwia Newman, who met when their eldest children started school together six years ago, already run a specialist poster firm, Projekt 26, which sells the artistic, highly stylised Polish posters produced in the Communist era.
They came up with the idea of a three-day market and that will now be staged from Friday to Sunday, May 14-16, at the Copeland Gallery in Peckham, SE15.
Williams says: “We spotted an opportunity to hire the Copeland Gallery for a pop-up shop.
“We know the area well as the Peckham Salvage Yard is our favourite market to show at and the gallery is just across the road. It’s an amazing space, so light and airy.”
The shared space at the gallery has five interconnecting rooms and Williams and Newman will host five vintage poster dealers in these rooms plus themselves.
“We want everyone to have plenty of wall space and because of Covid that there is plenty of room for people to walk round.”
Dealers who have signed up are Rock, Travel on Paper, Twentieth Century Prints, Cool, and Chaleureuse.
Peckham Salvage Yard’s next vintage market is on Sunday, May 9.