You may not of heard of Tavar Zawacki but you would have definitely seen his work. After nearly two decades working anonymously as graffiti artist ‘ABOVE’, Zawacki has now broken free from the shadows of anonymity and is ready to start a new creative journey. His latest work includes deconstructed arrow elements and typographic experiments with CMYK overlays. Zawacki’s latest creative offering sees his famous arrow graphics in harmony as Yin Yang statements. Track Tavar’s new creative momentum here goabove.com

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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 the loving the simple but bold work of Tokyo based  Australian artist Karan Singh. While he studied interaction design, the self-taught artist has focused on visual arts and illustration for the past nine years, drawing inspiration from graphic design sensibilities and op-art minimalism. His bold and vibrant work is a playful interpretation of minimalism particularly focusing on depth and dimension through pattern and repetition.  His professional career has seen him based in a number of cities including New York, Malmö, Sydney, Melbourne and now Tokyo over a variety of disciplines ranging from art for IBM, animations for the band OK Go, textiles for Heineken and a typeface for The Designers Foundry. Check out more of Karan’s work at his debut solo exhibition Potluck or head over to his website.

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Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival returns for its seventh year, featuring top emerging illustrators and designers as well as more established names in graphic arts. The Patternbank team visited the show this week, we’ve selected our highlights from the show. If you’re in London this weekend pop down to Somerset House, the show runs till 2nd May so not many days left to view these graphic delights. More info here.

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The team at Patternbank are excited to bring you our latest Print & Graphics report round up from the internationally renowned Berlin trade shows – Seek, Bright and Premium.

Hot off the trade show floor, print and graphic trends from the recent Berlin Trade show instalment. After Bread & Butter was finally laid to rest it was the turn of its fellow trade show companions to pull in the fashion crowds. All eager to get a glimpse of the latest emerging brands and key trends happening for the Autumn/Winter 2016/17 season.

In this handy condensed report the Patternbank team deliver the hottest print & graphic trends that were seen. Our team walked the three most directional streetwear and casual wear shows happening in Europe at the moment – Seek, Bright and Premium.

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  • Berlin trade show round up which focuses on the key print & graphic trends coming through for A/W 2016.

  • 16 Print & Graphics Trends covering 20 pages of inspirational and directional content.

  • Covering Berlin’s January 2016 trade shows: Seek, Bright & Premium.

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Patternbank are loving the creative work of Chilean artist Sebastian Vargas. After studying art at the Finis Terrae University of Chile and graduating with a degree in printing and sculpture in 2002 Vargas has flourished as a experimental artist. Vargas explains “ I experiment with a wide range of styles, subjects, materials, and mediums, producing a vast body of work that is consistently experimental and artistically diverse. This is also evident in each of my paintings through the accumulation of an array of different technics within one canvas. My paintings hold a constant dialogue between graphics, painting, and photograph.”  See more of Vargas amazing creative explorations on his site tanvargas.com

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Patternbank are loving the playful geometric work of German designer Ruben Fischer. Bold colour and striking graphic layouts appear throughout Fischer’s fresh modern artworks. Stripes, simple shapes, scribbles, graphic key lines and graph paper are taken through an abstract process to create some captivating visual statements. Fischer recently graduated from  HfG Offenbach University of Art & Design and is currently working at Hort creative studios in Berlin. See more of his work on his tumblr – rubenfischer.tumblr.com

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The team at Patternbank are excited to bring you our latest Print & Graphics report from the internationally renowned Berlin trade shows – Premium, Seek, Bright and Bread and Butter… and it’s a free download!

 

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The Patternbank team were at the recent Berlin fashion week to check out the upcoming trends seen at Seek, Bright, Premium and BBB (RIP). The Berlin trade shows are a great place to track new emerging brands and get a feeling for the key trends coming through for Spring/Summer 2016.

 

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We’re sure you’ll find this report a valuable insight into what’s new in Print, Pattern and Graphics for Spring/Summer 2016. Download the full report here!

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Patternbank brings you the second snapshot of strongest graduates from the  New Designers Part 2  & D&AD’s New Blood Graduate shows. The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the shows. Part 2 of the New Designers  show focuses on Illustration, Graphic Design and product design courses. D&AD’s New Blood which is situated in Shoreditch is a powerhouse of visual communication courses showcasing the next generation of graduates keen to impress. These events are the ultimate opportunity to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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India – Taylor Smith (Middlesex University), Andrew Tickner (University of Westminster) / Lauren White (Arts University Bournemouth), Sampada Gurung (Falmouth Illustration), Georgina Ridler (Plymouth College of Art)

 

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Kyle Jackson (University of Wolverhampton), Chelsea Smith (Nottingham Trent University) / Lana Cross (University of Derby), Sam Brown (Plymouth College of Art), Tom Exon (Buckinghamshire New University)

 

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Leah Trengove (Plymouth College of Art),  Gemma Taylor (University of Herfordshire) / Lauren McNab (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), Dom Tsoi (Plymouth College of Art)

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Andreas originally created the owl graphic as a personal project, he hand-painted a deck with some fineliners and acrylics just for fun and put it online. Landyachtz (the original manufacturer of this deck) liked it so much, they asked him to create a printable file so that they could use it in this year’s lineup. You can see how he created the original board in his Work in progress section on Behance, the finished project can be found here.

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Patternbank returned again this year to sample the latest injection of Uk based Printmakers and Graphic artists, and a growing selection of global talent, exhibiting at last weeks Pick Me Up . This years festival was held at Somerset House, London and ran for 11 days between 24th April and 4th May. Pick Me Up has become the UK’s best contemporary graphic art fair and now in it’s sixth year the show has become a great place to spot new and upcoming talent. Seminars with guest speakers and printmaking workshops make this an unmissable event with original artworks and prints available to purchase. If you missed out this year we’ve put together a selection of exhibitors for you to peruse at your convenience.

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French graphic designer Laura Jouan is now based in London since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014. For Pick Me Up, Laura was exhibiting her project Layering Layers, Layering Content, which investigates poster formats. See more work from the artist here.

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Moth are a London based animation collective comprising of David Prosser, Daniel Chester and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, the designers began to collaborate on projects and explored a shared love for all things drawn. Moth have produced work for clients such as WWF and  Global Canopy Programme. See more of their captivating animation here.

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Patternbank love the freshness of hand crafted techniques that mix with graphic subject matter. Here Australian studio Maricor/Maricar create awe inspiring visual statements through the use of embroidered thread. Colourful pattern work, quirky typographical statements and beautiful mark marking visuals are studied then recreated through embroidered techniques. These guys have been around for a while now but are pushing the boundaries between illustrated materials and true stand alone art pieces – amazing stuff! They have recently worked with the likes of Vogue Japan, Wired magazine and Saatchi & Saatchi. Check out more of their incredible work on their site maricormaricar.com.

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The Patternbank Studio is 1 year old this week and as a thank you to all our amazing designers and buyers we’re offering 10% off everything in the Studio, this includes Stock and Premium designs and our influential Trend Reports – hurry though as the code is only valid until Friday 3rd April 2015, just enter the discount code STUDIO1 at checkout.

 

What an amazing year it’s been, we’ve had more than 12,000 designs uploaded to the site by more than 600 designers from all corners of the globe. Our mission is to become the largest online marketplace to buy and sell original textile print designs and with the success of the first year we believe we’re well on the way to achieving that. Thanks again to all our incredible designers and buyers, we couldn’t have done it without you.

 

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Patternbank Premium is our private members-only area containing exclusive hand-picked directional and on-trend designs from the largest collection of designers in the world. Unlike the Stock non-exclusive part of the site where designs can be bought multiple times, Patternbank Premium designs come with an exclusive license. They can be used for worldwide unlimited print production, are in repeat (where applicable) and available as a layered PSD or AI file which gives you the ability to modify further. Apply for access here.

 

 

All of the above designs can be purchased exclusively from the Patternbank Studio:

Feathers and Flowers by Elmira Amirova

Seamless Pattern Blue Golden Flowers Textile by Patruschka Hetterschij

Indigo Times by Calavera Sur (Premium access required)

Tropical by Bluejass

Gradient Tile by Camila Herreira

 

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We love the energy and vibrant colour plays of Jason Woodside’s visual art statements. Woodside is a New York based painter and attended the school of visual arts in NYC. Mixing bands of kaleidoscope pattern within geometric structures give Woodside’s work its unique edge. We recently saw his work at Paris store Colette, where you are able to buy his art. Woodside has an impressive list of brands he has already collaborated with, these include Michel Roux, Obey, Von Zipper, Adidas and Saturdays Surf to name a few. See more of Jason work on his portfolio site jasonwoodside.com

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Charley Dupont is a Graphic Designer and Illustrator currently based in Paris. We stumbled across his site on Cargo Collective and we were instantly captivated by his unique illustration style that has a very organic and experimental nature to it. His work has a wonderful, loose and tactile quality that shines through in these pieces. For more of his great work check out his Cargo Collective page here.

 

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Nathan Yoder is an illustrator and designer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Currently located in Portland, Oregon, he specializes in pen and ink illustration as well as hand lettering and branding. He’s an artist pursuing what he loves and hopes that in doing so he can inspire others to do the same. Well, we certainly find Nathan’s traditional, hand-made illustrations very inspiring. For more check out his Yondr Studio Website.

 

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Craig Redman and Karl Maier live in different parts of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work that is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way. They specialize in illustration and installation. They have exhibited across the world, most notably at the Muse de la Publicit, Louvre. They have worked on projects for clients like LVMH, Google, Nike, Apple, Vogue, Microsoft, Converse, MTV and The New York Times. Check out more amazing work here.

 

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We love the detail, texture and randomness of these beautiful illustrations of surgical instruments by Nicolas-Henri Jacob for Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery. In 1830 Bourgery began work on Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine operatoire, a masterpiece on human anatomy that was published in eight volumes. Bourgery worked on the atlas until his death in 1849, with the last volume being published posthumously. The finished work contained 2108 pages of folio-sized text and 726 hand-colored lithographs.

 

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