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Patternbank are excited to announce the release of Vision 3: our third bitesize print trend instalment for Spring / Summer 2018.

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season.  Patternbank will be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports – renamed Vision.

Our Vision trend alert publications will contain 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme will include an overarching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usages pages.

Vision 3: SS18 Print Trend Themes
African Summer / Drawn Botanicals / Pale Garden


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Alison Moritsugu was born and raised in Hawaii and left the islands after high school. She received a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She lives and works in Beacon, NY. The artist says , “My work reveals how idealized images of the land shape our concept of the natural world – in essence, how our experiences are mediated by the mechanisms of art and culture” Moritsugu paints these traditional idealistic landscapes directly onto log cross sections with the bark in tact. ‘These landscapes appear as an homage to the idyllic art of the Hudson River School yet, by viewing the painting’s surface, the cross section of a tree, any sense of nostalgia or celebration of nature is countered by the evidence of its destruction.” See more here.

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We fell in love with the magical fairytale illustrations by Chris Hagan. He is a freelance illustrator based in Brighton UK. He creates contemporary illustrations inspired by English folk tales, early American folk art and British art from the 1940s onwards, and contemporary Illustration. Check out more of his great work on his website or his Etsy shop.

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Patternbank’s massive Black Friday event is live with a 20% saving on everything on our site which includes all Designs and Trend Reports. This includes all Standard License Designs and Premium Designs so if you’ve been thinking of purchasing prints for your up and coming collection or buying a report for inspiration then now is the time to buy. Hurry, this is a 3 day offer running from Friday 25 November until Sunday 27 November 2016.

HEAD OVER TO PATTERNBANK – AT CHECKOUT USE DISCOUNT CODE: FRIDAY2016

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Not for the faint hearted, these mind warping art statements are the work of Argentinian artist Felipe Pantone. His work is a mix of graffiti, graphic pattern, kinetic art and visual abstraction. Now based in Valencia, Spain Felipe creates street art with a unique graphic look. Clashing colours, optical pattern plays and 80s edged gradients are explored to stunning effect. See more of his work at felipepantone.com

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Patternbank are happy to announce that we’ve once again teamed up with Make It In Design. Our Winter 2017/2018 print trends are once again being used to fuel the Make It In Design’s creative briefs within their Winter pattern course. The Winter School is a great online course to build and elevate your print & pattern skills if you are new to the industry or just need a creative lift over the Winter season.

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The Patternbank team are loving street artist Pastel Fd, a painter and architect, working in Buenos Aires. Pastel uses the urban landscape and unloved derelict builds as creative canvas. Pastel Fd explains: “Far away of conventional architecture, I understand work on the street as a urban acupuncture. Modern cities are full of “Non-places” because of irregular and not inclusive masterplanning. So paintings can be a kickstart for those places, working on the local identity and not being another tool of social gentrification. I try to base my work on experiences. Considering the space where I get to create my work, it may be a city, a rural space, an open space or a closed space. At first trying to understand the conditions that the environment offers and not to impose an already established concept for the space. Working with symbolism like arrowheads and flora, the pieces begin a dialogue about the nature of man and his surroundings. The existential, real, pure and tragic, almost forgotten in modern society.” See more of his amazing urban transformations on his portfolio site.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Michele Tozzi in our ongoing series highlighting our great designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Michele has been a designer here at Patternbank for over a year, and his previous technical career is highlighted in his approach to design.  His extensive selection of graphic and textural designs are particularly ideal for activewear and swimwear. Michele’s work was selected to be featured at Munich Fabric Start in 2015 and his designs also caught the eye of Beyonce!  Check out more of Michele’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Jonathan Zawada created these mesmerising and surreal artworks for Mark Pritchard’s first solo album in five years titled ‘Under the Sun’ on Warp Records. Zawada created the set of mysterious artworks using computer graphic landscapes while Pritchard was working on the album. Check out more of Zawada’s work on his website.

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Hot on the heels of Vision 1: we’re proud to announce the release of Vision 2: our new bitesize print trend instalments for Spring / Summer 2018.

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season.  Patternbank will be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports – renamed Vision.

Our Vision trend alert publications will contain 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme will include an overarching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usages pages.

Vision 2: SS18 Print Trend Themes
Exported India / Stripe Form / Pure Zen


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The personal Art Collection of the late David Bowie has caused quite a stir this week, which is not surprising when you see it contains some 400 items of which over 200 are from some of the most important British artists of the 20th century, including Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Frank Auerbach and Damien Hirst. Bowie was an avid and passionate collector of 20th-century British Art, with a deep understanding of the artworks he owned.

“Art was, seriously, the only thing I’d ever wanted to own. It has always been for me a stable nourishment. I use it. It can change the way I feel in the mornings. The same work can change me in different ways, depending on what I’m going through.” – DAVID BOWIE quoted in The New York Times, 1998.

The Bowie/Collector collection is currently on display at Sotheby’s New Bond Street Galleries, London and online so if you can spare some time go check it out before it goes under the hammer. The artworks will be auctioned by Sothebys.com on the 10 – 11th November Here are some of Patternbank’s favourites including the wonderful ‘Fanaglo Store’ by Norman Catherine and the magnificent ‘Air Power’ by Jean-Michel Basquiat, which is expected to fetch up to £3.5 million.

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Jack Vanzet is a creative director and multidisciplinary artist from Melbourne, Australia who works in the fields of graphic design, art direction, typography, illustration and branding. He has worked with a variety of different agencies and clients including Sony, Tumblr, EMI, Warner Music, Vice Magazine and Universal Music Group and many more. For more incredible work check out his website and to stay up to date with Jack’s abstract series and other new work follow him on Instagram.

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The Patternbank team were in awe when we stumbled across the hypnotic and beautiful work of Betsy Walton. Betsy is a US Based illustrator and painter based in Portland Oregon. She explains “ My style is informed by a range of influences including Byzantine icon paintings, American folk art, geometric abstraction, and the work of many contemporary illustrators and painters. I work with a spontaneous approach and few expectations of specific results. I rarely sketch preliminary drawings before diving into a painting, in the belief that the image formed through the painting process itself will be rich, revealing, and vital.” See more of Betsy’s crafted painting on her portfolio site Morningcraft.

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Minori is a 23 year old fashion icon who has reinvented the fashion seen on the streets of Harajuku in Tokyo. She dresses up in a fashion style called “Shironuri”, which means “painted in white”. She’s been featured in Vogue and now has a large international fan base, due to coverage of her outfits by TokyoFashion.com.

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French royal lithographer Étienne Denisse (active 1814-57) worked for the botanical garden of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He lived for many years in the French West Indies, employed by the government to illustrate plants and collect horticultural specimens. Published 1843; Flore d’Amérique included more than 200 plates in total and created a sensation when first released. See the entire 200 plates here.

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Patternbank brings you our biggest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team have gathered information from the designers collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for Spring/Summer 2017 together with an insight into colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2017
  • Over 84 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 500 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan Spring/Summer 2016 shows
  • The top 40 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for Spring/Summer 2017
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer and studios.
  • Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70

BUY THE REPORT NOW

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Paint splatters and artistic daubs had never looked so sophisticated until designer Olya Glagoleva collaborated with Lisa Smirnova to create this painters studio collection. The designer and artist combined their creative skills to give these accidental drips and splashes a creative twist, taking over 100 hours to painstakingly embroider and embellish these unique garments. See more of Glagoleva’s designs on her Instagram here, and Smirnov’s illustrations and embroidery here.

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