With the London 2012 Olympics in full swing, the Patternbank team thought we’d enter into the sporting action with a graphically sporty highlight. We’ve been tracking Greek based visual artist Charis Tsevis for some time now. His work focuses on fractured graphic pattern, and the 2012 Olympics is no better place to find a great variaty of shapes and visual movement. These amazing artworks have been recently created by Tsevis for Yahoo’s Olympic 2012 coverage.

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Loving the work of London-based Illustrator Jimmy Turrell – he studied Graphic Design rather than Illustration at Central St. Martins. He uses a mixture of hand-made collage, drawing, screenprinting and painting alongside digital techniques which gives his work a uniquely retro feel, yet still feeling very modern, clean and fresh. It’s not only us that like him, he’s worked for some great clients such as Nike, Universal Music, Levis, MTV, Conde Nast and Sony Music to name but a few. Check more of his work at jimmyturrell.com

 

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Patternbank love these freaky limited edition t-shirts. More pieces of digital art than garments, and with only 10 copies of each design printed. This project is the vision of media artist Sterling Crispin, who has collaborated with a handful of well known and up and coming artists to create a real visual treat.  The project is channeled through Netstl.es, where you can purchase these limited edition pieces.

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Jack Featherstone is a very talented Graphic Designer who strives for simplicity in his work. Clean, bold and minimal – he loves working with geometric shapes and forms to create these exceptional pieces. He has already worked on various projects for Simian Mobile Disco and Playstation. With the quality of work we’ve seen so far we are sure Jack will go far – check out more of his work at jackfeatherstone.co.uk 

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Check out the awesome work of Pavel Fuksa, he’s a creative director/art director/graphic designer currently based in Prague and Bratislava. We love the way he makes his work look so authentically retro that you’d be forgiven for thinking some of these pieces were from a 1950’s Eastern European Matchbox but in fact they are all new. Great colours, textures and composition with a bit of wit and humour mixed in. Check out more of his excellent work on his website pavelfuksa.com

 

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Beautiful screenprinted posters here from the prolific Frenchman, Damien Tran. Each one is handmade, limited edition and produced on runs of usually less than 100. We love the colours, shapes and overall organic and seemingly effortless qualities of these posters. Check out his website damientran.com or his Flickr for more of his great work.

 

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With such a large amount of digitally enhanced work around at the moment, it’s incredibly refreshing to see graphics that have a hand-crafted flavour to them. BMD Designs is a graphic studio based in Bordeaux and has a passion for creating innovative communication graphics. A specialist in apparel graphics, they have an impressive client list, with Levi, Quiksilver, Audi and Volcom already on their books. If you like these, you might also be interested in seeing Caleb Owen Everitt‘s work, which Patternbank featured a couple of months back.

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An incredible collection of stamps from places such as Uruguay, Gemany, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Iran and Brazil has been curated by Karen Horton. We love the colours, textures, type and diverse cultural references of these tiny marvels. Particular favourites are the top pink one from the Ryukyu Islands c.1970, celebrating the “New Year” and the second one down from France: Year of the Child c.1979, in commemoration of the International Year of the Child; Design by Odette Baillais. Check out her beautiful collection on her Flickr page.

 

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Patternbank love artist and brand collaborations, and were excited when we saw this creative partnership. Adrian Johnson has teamed up with street and skatewear brand Stussy for their ‘Artist Series‘ t-shirt range. These 4 surf-inspired graphics have Johnson’s trademark visual look and feel, with bold colour and a 60s vibe.  Adrian’s work has already led to a prolific career and he has a client list which includes Paul Smith, Adidas, Monocle, The New York Times and Unicef.

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Sticking with the Australian flavour, we also saw these large scale collage pieces the other day and thought we’d share. Rone is one of the most iconic graffiti artists of Australia, his work hides under many overpasses throughout the city of Melbourne. Over the years the now famed artist reached street acclaim for plastering large canvases depicting faces of “girls” throughout the urban centers of Australia, London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo, Barcelona and Hong Kong. We love the semi translucent collage technique that gives these new pieces real depth and visual intrigue. r-o-n-e.com

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Collage and new forms of creative collage are huge trends influences many artists and apparel graphics at the moment. Patternbank stumbled across these interesting art forms from UK illustrator Charles Williams. His technique of using textured and found paper to build his structured portraits and typographical experiments have a real fresh edge to them. Williams is already making an impact, with clients like Nike, VW, BBC, GC and Uniqlo already on his books. madedup.org

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Fresh new talent from 2011 Graduate Dawn Gardner, she specialises in all forms of Print Based Graphic Design & Illustration, with a keen interest in Collage, Typography, Editorial Design and Book Making/Binding as well as exploring the overlapping boundaries of Print and Digital Media. We are particularly liking the Aztec Pattern Collection which you can get on Society 6, great colours, pattern and textures. She has a passion for collage both digital and hand rendered and finds beauty in recycling forgotten imagery into new narratives. Go check her website for more great work. A great career awaits we’re sure.

 

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Patternbank spotted these incredible transformed cardboard pieces by German street artist EVOL. These stencils statements show great attention to detail, depicting light and shadow that transforms surfaces of consumer packaging into fascinating, seemingly multi-dimensional pieces of art.

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Hydro74 is a respected Orlando based designer, otherwise known as Joshua M. Smith. Hydro74 is a master of achieving smooth fluid lines within his work and swears by drawing everything by hand first. The computer aided vector process comes after Smith is happy with the final sketched artwork. Patternbank love these latest artworks, where halftone pattern, complex vector form and overlaid colour blend together to create a collection of powerful visual images.  Hydro74.com

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Cosmic Nuggets, a Scottish artist, has created a whole host of these fantastical characters which you can see more of on his Flickr page. To say that he must have a pretty wild imagination is an under statement and it might have something to do with his intense interest in biology, specifically the areas of species and evolution. We think they have a slight Aboriginal look to them with all those dots in black, red and yellow. His work, which of course deserves to be printed on T-Shirts and already has, is available at Society 6.

 

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We love this new Spring 2012 graphic tee collection from New York-based brand CXXVI.  CXXVI keep with their vintage Navy inspired graphic theme as well as classic Americana looks. Authentic looking navy logos and vintage coastal graphic statements are where CXXVI really hit the mark. Check out their new collection online cxxvi.net.

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Rome

The Complexcity project maps the urban sprawls of major cities, Lee Jang Sub has mapped Seoul, Paris, Rome, Moscow and Tokyo to date. Over time the cities have organically grown and formed intricate patterns. We love the way they take on the appearance of of something from nature, yet in fact they are all man made systems. Check more of Korean born Lee Jang Sub’s mesmerising work out on his website leejangsub.com

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Patternbank love vintage graphics and with such an abundance of inspiring visuals on the web, sometimes it can be hard to track key graphic trends happening. This great collection of inspiring vintage matchbox graphics caught our eye recently. Shailesh Chavda has collected a mix of Czechoslovakian, Russian, Latvian, Indian and Chinese matchbox label graphics that have a mass of typography, colour and layout inspiration to offer.

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Marcus Walters works across a variety of media including collage, drawing and screen printing, he has exhibited work in shows in Europe and America and featured in many books and magazines. Marcus also sells screen printed artwork in shops and galleries across the country including the V&A. He lives in the countryside, sharing a studio in Gloucestershire, UK with his wife Hayley. He studied Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and this shows in his work that is uncluttered, simple and captivating with that unmistakeable block, overlayed, colour that can only be achieved through screen printing. After our trip to Pick Me Up we are hooked on this handmade, tactile way of working. Marcus deservedly has a great client list including Honda, Citroen, Innocent, Howies and Uniqlo amongst others. His new show, Strange Brew with the Yule Bringer, Adam Higton opened on Good Friday at the Here Gallery in Stokes Croft, Bristol. You can buy lots of great prints at his shop, check his latest on his blog or check his website.

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