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Patternbank are loving the bold photographic work by Los Angeles based photo studio JUCO. Juco is the collaborative work of Julia Galdo & Cody Cloud who both met at The San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. JUCO’s have already worked with the likes of Apple, Marie Clarie, Nike, Tokion, Target and Sony. Check out more of their pattern enhanced work on JUCO’s portfolio site jucophoto.com

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Pattern is everywhere and the Patternbank team stumbled across these inspirational aerial photos from Lauren O’Neill. She explains ‘I’ve been fascinated by airports for as long as I can remember — there’s something about the comings + goings, the organization + operation … ultimately the systems of design at play … that’s so intriguing to me. Whether DCA, JFK, or the little municipal airport, I’ve always lived in a direct flight pattern of an airport. Day-to-day, I glance out my window and watch planes circle about waiting to land.’ Her Tumblr site is an amazing visual collection of Google Maps satellite grabs – enjoy !

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Taking inspiration from a dip into the past, Patternbank discovered this print and pattern rich feature for Vogue Italia in December 2007 by celebrated photographer Steven Meisel. Despite their vintage these amazing shots have a timeless artistic quality reminiscent of Gustav Klimt’s exuberant pattern use. Where Klimt’s detailed patterns are in direct contrast with his subject’s skin, in Meisel’s shots the model’s tattooed limbs appear chameleon like, blending with the the twisted landscape of printed fabrics. See more of Steven Meisel’s portfolio of photography here.

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Patternbank love the vibrantly colourful paintings and prints by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes. Milhazes is well known for her work which draws on both Latin American and European Traditions. A first major retrospective of her large-scale abstract paintings inspired by Brazilian and European Modernism, Baroque forms, popular culture, and the decorations of Carnival is on show from Sept 19th 2014 – Jan 18th 2015 at Pérez Art Museum Miami.

 

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Velvetgoldmine in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Sylvie Nowack is a french graphic designer who designs under the name Velvetgoldmine. Sylvie’s patterns start with sketches made by hand and her own photos which are then manipulated in illustrator or photoshop. There is a love of nature and animals in her work with colour and geometry being a strong underlying feature.

Patternbank think her work has a distinct feel and understanding sympathetic to pattern which is crucial in surface design and fashion print. Take a look at more of her amazing designs here on her profile page. The featured design above is Blue Garden Pattern and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

Velvetgoldmine also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion and surface design industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

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The Patternbank team were at Berlin fashion week to visit the European mega show Bread & Butter, as well as dropping into Premium, Seek and Bright. The shows were busy but not to capacity this season. Things all change next season with Bread & Butter moving to Barcelona for its January 2015 show. An Asian edition is also planned to launch next September giving a truly international flavour to Bread & Butter’s trade show presence.

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Updated Tropicals, warped visuals and oddball conversations are still continuing to trend. New fresh print & graphics seen included weird botanicals and tie dye techniques, reworked vintage Hawaiian prints and reflective street graphics.

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Simonetta De Simone in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Simonetta is an artist/ illustrator who after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy worked with advertising and communication agencies.

Patternbank love her work which is varied in styles from beautiful painted floral work with intricate textured backgrounds to more graphic and photo real designs. Simonetta has a real talent for creating beautiful textures which often feature skins and other clever surface patterns. Check out more of her amazing designs on her profile page here. The featured design above is Strange Garden and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

Simonetta also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent Part 2 New Designers Graduate show. The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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All images copyright ©Olivia Mae Brown  2014, Leeds College of Art & Design

 

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All images copyright ©Stephanie Chadwick 2014, Northbrook College

 

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All images copyright ©James Skinner 2014, Falmouth University

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent Part 1 New Designers Graduate show.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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All images copyright ©Charlotte Beevor  2014, Leeds College of Art & Design

 

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All images copyright ©Elise Nichols  2014, Winchester School of Art

 

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All images copyright ©Annemarie Winter  2014, Northbrook College

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If you’ve had enough of the beautiful game and wanted more of a creative spin on things, check out these fictional national jerseys we spotted recently. Canadian illustrator Dead Dilly teamed up with High Snobiety to create these World cup designer Jerseys. From Raf Simons and Givenchy to BABE and Supreme, the prints on each piece of apparel are lifted with a mix of camouflage and snakeskin patterns.

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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Kerrie Cauvin in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Based in Sydney, Australia Kerrie has been designing for the apparel industry for over 10 years. Inspired by vintage textiles, nature, amazing colour and digital possibilities, Kerrie loves to explore all forms of media, mixing her distinctive hand drawn quality with digital techniques.

“I love to experiment using hand created artwork, sketches, photos, watercolour/painterly textures mixing them with Photoshop, iPad apps and Illustrator. This allows a very loose and playful approach, embracing “mistakes” and how they produce amazing and interesting shapes and design. On the other hand, I also love vintage florals and quirky conversationals which require a more structured design approach, so my work is really a varied mix of these 2 ways of working. Colour is a big inspiration and I find great examples through nature, catwalks, art and photography.”

Patternbank particularly love her use of colour and bold pattern-making which suits a varied marketplace from women’s fashion, swimwear, stationery and kidswear. See more of her profile page here. The featured design above is Dark Forest and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

 

Kerrie also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

 

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African Fabric House is based in Uganda, East Africa and is passionate in its love both of fabric and Africa which is reflected in their carefully curated fabric selections. African Print Fabric or Kitenge (or Chitenge or Ankara or Real Wax) is a traditional waxed cotton fabric worn across Africa that comes in a vast range of vibrant colours and designs. They source all their fabrics from the textile markets in Kampala and are re-stocking all the time – for much more amazing African fabric check out the African Fabric House website.

 

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The Patternbank team were at London’s recent Pulse trade show for home and gifts. Pulse by Top Drawer is the ideal place to source brand new product from a mix of established brands. Our team found innovation and inspiration in the Launchpad section of the trade fair, with an array of fresh new designers displaying directional graphic and pattern use. Here we’ve featured a selection of the strongest most direction brands that caught our eye.

Trade show info – Pulse,  Earls Court, London 11-13th May 2014

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Peris & Corr are an eco-friendly textile screen printing company located in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. They create a range of organic cotton and natural linen textile products all hand-printed in their studio using solvent free water-based inks.

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London based Rude specialises in hand drawn illustrations that are big, bold and bright.  Rude are Abi & Rupert Meats, they set out 14 years ago with a simple vision: to recreate the graphic landscape with bold urban witticisms and motifs. Patternbank love their new stationery collection which is a mix of fun pattern plays and colourful typographical statement prints that bring everyday items to life.

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This is the first in a series of posts highlighting the many talented designers on our Textile Print Design Studio. Rebecca May is a freelance print designer for fashion fabrics and has been refining her skills for over 8 years. She has sold to a wide variety of fashion houses, some high street and some more high end, including Rebecca Minkoff, where said design was used in her Spring/Summer 2013 collection! Go check her profile page here. The featured design above is Block Geometric With Splatter Texture and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs in this post.

Rebecca also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access. 

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Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius met while studying at the Maryland Institute College of Art and since then have collaborated on some fantastic projects. Triplett studied illustration and Curtius painting which today their work draws on both these backgrounds. An impressive portfolio ranging from book illustrations for Random House, Little Brown and Penguin to posters for Apple and gift cards for Target. Triplett has designed a fabulous print for Converse where she worked directly onto a blank Chuck Taylor trainer and together T-shirts for Urban Outfitters and snowboards for Option, Lamar and Sims. See more of their collaborations at ginaandmatt.com and a peak at work in progress on their tumblr site here.

 

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We’ve taken all 3 of our extremely popular Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Reports and bundled them up into an indispensable PDF Download. The Collection contains Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 (a saving of $60 if you were to buy all 3 separately).

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Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this bundle of extensive reports will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2015. These trend reports will become your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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The Patternbank team spotted this stunning photo shoot from Russian publication Architectural Digest and had to share. These images are an intense and explosive mix of vibrant colour and eye catching pattern. Here showcasing some beautiful interior and upholstery fabrics to bring things to life. Russian Photographer Olga Volkova Tuponogova and stylist Natalia Obukhov have created a African pattern feast – enjoy.

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Helsinki-based Illustrator and graphic designer Janine Rewell joined forces with shoe designer Minna Parikka to create a captivating ad campaign for Minna’s SS14 collection. This exciting combination of striking graphic art and body paint skilfully highlighting Minna’s quirky footwear can’t fail to grab the attention. The campaign was not only in photo form but with the addition of music and dance this design duo transformed the store windows into a performance spectacle. The Scandinavian illustrator draws her inspiration from a mix of geometry found in nature and Slavic folk art creating designs with visual impact and retro appeal. It’s no surprise that these influences teamed with her use of bold colour have won her numerous awards and an impressive client list. Indulge your senses and see the video here.

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Inspired by the works of Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden, Emily Maude‘s beautiful range illustrations have a vintage edge with a lively hand drawn quality. The Brighton based designer studied Illustration at the University of Brighton before starting her career as an illustrator. Emily has expanded her business to produce soft furnishings and kitchen wear as well as her cards and wrap. See more of Emily’s work here.

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Simonetta De Simone

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Simonetta De Simone is an artist and illustrator. She graduate at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. After her degree she cooperated with some advertising and communication agencies. Simonetta is currently working as a freelance illustrator and print designer. See Simonetta’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs Online.

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Kamie Beckwith

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Kamie is a textile print designer living and working in New York City. She loves the creative process behind every finished design – her work tends to be the product of an almost entirely experimental approach towards a very intentional outcome. The more “happy accidents” the better! See Kamie’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs Online.

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Aina Martinez Snape

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Graduate in Fine Arts – Barcelona – 1993-1998. Worked for more than ten years on textile fashion. Prints are mostly hand painted for digital prints where art and fashion complement each other. See Aina’s Original Print and Pattern Fashion Designs.

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Velvetgoldmine

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Hi, I love creating a variety of patterns, I am inspired by the nature, animals and geometric. See Velvetgoldmine’s Unique Print Designs.

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Elena Mileva-Krasteva

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I am textile and pattern designer. My artistic name is Akwaflorell. I like to experiment and to search new ways to express my ideas. I try to make different designs and to use a variety of techniques. See Elena’s Exclusive Textile Print Designs.

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Eleny V Eksterman

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Drawing inspiration from different sources and always bearing her signature Brazilian style, Eleny playfully mixes diverse influences and eras. Initially working from original sketches, she then adds various medium techniques to the final creation of her designs. See Eleny’s Unique Print and Pattern Textile Designs.

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Stacey Canning Liddall

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With over 7 years experience my work has focused on the commercial print markets of womens and teenage fashion with a little bit of stationery design thrown in. Currently own wedding stationery and logo design business and dabble in a bit of hand embroidery. See Stacey’s Original Textile Print Designs.

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