Patternbank are loving the vibrant and colourful work of Alaskan born artist Kim Sielbeck. When not creating colorful, bright art, Kim is traveling, playing surf guitar in her band Puppies, reading, hiking, or sailing around the islands. She shows her work in several self-publishing art and comics shows every year. Kim’s client list is impressive, with Nylon Magazine, Time Out New York, and Buzzfeed included in previous collaborations. See more of Kim’s bright and uplifting work on her site kimsielbeck.com
Justyna Wołodkiewicz creates wonderful abstract and beautifully unique embroideries, adding polymer clay to produce 3-Dimensional surfaces, that appear to grow from their traditional wooden hoops. Each piece is unique in colour, texture and shape, evolving in a spontaneous and organic way. The finished pieces look a little bit like living organisms or curious plant life from the deep, you can see more on her Instagram and purchase her works from her Etsy shop.
The Patternbank trends team featured Matt W. Moore’s captivating geometric artworks in our Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Raw Nature Materials Trends, for the recent London Textile Fair. Moore’s ‘Mosaic Mandala Series’ explored the beauty of Utah and the celebrate the native colour palette of the landscape. After traveling to Utah for an artist residency with SUMMIT on Powder Mountain, Moore skilfully arranged found river pebbles, dried wild grasses and bark to create these stunning nature inspired mandalas. Explore more of his work here.
Wow, Patternbank is loving Gucci’s latest Campaign for Fall-Winter 2017. Rewind to the 50s/60s and Sci-fi B-movie aliens and fantastical worlds. Enhanced colour filters and retro future visuals beam you to a surreal universe. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele worked with Photographer Glen Luchford and art direction by Christopher Simmonds, to visit worlds straight from the back catalog of iconic TV classic ‘Star Trek’ – ‘Beam me up Scotty!’ See Gucci’s fantastical campaign in its entirety below.
Patternbank are loving this visually enhanced photographic series entitled ‘Constructed’, by artist, illustrator and designer Pawel Nolbert. Pawel blends graphic and photography elements and poses questions like: where does the “photo” end and “graphy” begin? The use of what tools make it a photography, and distinct it from a graphic? Does it make sense to create that distinction anymore?
Pawel has a high calibre of companies that he has worked for, these include Nike, Google, Apple, Sony and Disney to name a few. See more of his jaw dropping work at nolbert.com
Marc Martin is an illustrator, artist and book maker based in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as Monocle, Wired, The Financial Review, GQ, Luxury Travel, Telstra, The Australian Open Tennis Championships, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and various publishers. You can check out much more of his awesome work on his website and Instagram.
Patternbank love the simple stillness and beauty in Katy Spragg’s ceramic objects. The moving animations are particularly beautiful and remind us of the fragility and wonder of our world. Katie recently graduated from The Royal College of Art, MA, Ceramics and Glass, you can see more of her work on Instagram.
El Gato Chimney paints nature with extraordinary detail, the natural world is given a magical twist, birdlife and other fantastical creatures, dressed in adornments of patterned fabrics, carry their homes, sometimes on fire, wherever they go. El Gato lives and works in Milan, Italy and began his career as a self taught artist, with an interest in graffiti, street art, steampunk culture and surrealism. His research for his work includes subjects such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, spiritualism and tribal art. Check out his Instagram for more of his magical birdlife and the James Freeman Gallery where his paintings are currently on show.
Wow, we’re loving these playful silk screen art structures by Kate Banazi. London born Banazi studied at Central St Martins and now currently lives in Sydney, Australia. She celebrates the subtle variations of serigraph printing, exploring the layering of colour and graphic elements alongside linear grid structures and hand drawn forms. See more of her experimental work on her website www.katebanazi.com
Check out this creative project by a group of Taiwanese art students from the National Taiwan University of the Arts. Hung I-chen, Geo Yi-hui and Cheng You-ti, produced a collection of tempting looking frozen lollypops in graphic, eye catching packaging, but with a sinister twist. Together they collected 100 samples of polluted water from locations throughout Taiwan, these were then frozen onto sticks and preserved in polyester resin and on close inspection the suspended pollutants and fragments of rubbish are clear to see. This project was designed to raise awareness about water pollution and its devastating impact the world over. Find out more about the project and how it was created on the group’s Facebook.
This is the amazing work of the Rob Bailey Studio who’s impressive collection of work is characterised by a wonderful use of simple flat bold colours and shapes. They have worked for selected clients including Google, Samsung and Transport for London. You can check out a lot more work on their website here.
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