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

Peris & Corr

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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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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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The Patternbank team spotted these playful geometric pattern pieces and thought we’d share. Murmure is a creative agency that started in Caen in 2010 and specialises in strong visual identities in fields such as arts, culture, music and luxury. The agency is directed by two artistic directors (Julien Alirol and Paul Ressencourt) and aspires to produce and develop singular creative and aesthetic projects adapted to its clients’ desires. Patternbank love their use of bold optical pattern in everyday unexpected places. Enjoy more of their work here.

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The creativity of British Designers is celebrated in style by Lampara, a UK based company passionate about curating an inspirational collection of designer shades. All the print designers involved receive a good percentage of sales and Lampara’s dedication to British design ensure all their products are printed and manufactured in the UK. See their full collection here, and keep your eyes peeled for their forthcoming collection of soft furnishings, featuring patterns from designers such as Sarah Arnett, Ailsa Munro, Beki Gowing, Kate Gabb, DanYELL, Oliver Goddard and Nadia Taylor.

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The Patternbank team stumbled upon these intricate type and pattern formations created by Dutch artist Hansje Van Halem. Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2003 and now works as an independent graphic designer. She has great love for typography, book design and all other types of printed matter. We love Hansje’s pattern Sketchbook which is is a compilation of self generated, commissioned, applied, rejected and unfinished sketches, type drawings, experiments, patterns and failures made between 2003 and 2013.

 

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Merijn Hos is an illustrator and visual artists based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and on personal projects, exhibitions and independent publishing. The Patternbank team love Hos’s quirky pattern plays and surreal subject matter explorations. See more of his mind bending creations using print, pattern and illustration at his personal site merijnhos.com

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The team at Patternbank are excited to bring you our first ever Print & Graphics report from the internationally renowned shows Bread & Butter and Bright… and it’s a free PDF download!

Bread & Butter Berlin are an innovative trade fair event for contemporary clothing culture. With approx. 600 exhibitors covering Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion and Functional apparel, Bread & Butter represents a contemporary slice of Street and Urbanwear market. This season’s Bread & Butter is the last ‘trade exclusive’ fair as it opens its doors to the public this Summer. July 2014’s fair will run from 8th – 12th with the final two days opening the halls of Tempelhof to the consumer. Exciting times ahead for all involved, from press to professional to customer.

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Also showing in Berlin, Bright spilled its urban contents at its new venue Warenhaus Jandorf, Brunnenstrasse. Bright proves to be a key destination for buyers as one of Europe’s most important trade shows within the Boardsport and street community. This season’s relocation created a more apparel focused show exhibiting Europe’s leading urban, streetwear and boardsport brands. Bright opens its doors again this summer July 9th-11th 2014.

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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 Autumn/Winter 2014.

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The Patternbank team are pleased to bring you their first report from London’s Spring 2014 Top Drawer and HOME shows. (A free downloadable report!)

This report pulls together inspiring design and exciting creativity from greetings and wrap to cutting-edge interiors. We’re sure you’ll find this an interesting and inspiring snapshot into what’s new in 2014. If you’ve missed the show, we offer a quick overview – free PDF downloadable report useful to keep you up to date with all the key giftware, stationary and interior trends & developments happening for Spring/Summer 2014.

Top Drawer have embarked on their third decade of exhibitions and the show has continued to go from strength to strength. Every year top Draw aim to bring innovative new products and designers to their show, offering over 800 exhibitors with unique design-led ideas and commercial appeal.

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Along side Top Draw, HOME exhibited for its third year, doubling its capacity. This season HOME brought together 250 of the very best modern and classic brands from around the globe, 80% of these were showing exclusively at HOME. The show is proud to champion new British design, hosting the best British-based designers in the ‘Homegrown’ area, giving visitors and press access to fresh new talent and the hottest trends.

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This report pulls together inspiring design and exciting creativity from greetings and wrap to cutting-edge interiors. We’re sure you’ll find this an interesting and inspiring snapshot into what’s new in 2014.

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Patternbank brings you a quick overview of some key print & graphic trends happening this Christmas. As each year passes different styles are emerging creating new visual dimensions to the festive period.

Trend 1 – Vintage Regenerated

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Found Wrapping Paper – Hand Painted Illustrations – Naive Pattern – Retro Baubles – Muted Colour Tones – Scripted Fonts – Stylised Character Drawings

Trend 2 – Scandinavian Style

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Flat Graphics – Nordic References – Bold Pattern and Graphic Elements – Folklore Fairytale – Rich Detail – Cross-stitch Embroidery – Folkloric Nostalgia

Trend 3 – Modern Statements

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Edgy Illustration  – Photo Collage – Craft Chalk Typography – Rich Depth of Detail – Updated look to Christmas Graphics – Intense Graphic Pattern – Pencil and Line Drawn Creations

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The Patternbank were in awe at the jaw dropping work of internationally renowned graphic designer and creative director Johnathan Zawada. Sydney based Zawada is a heavyweight within the industry and has collaborated with a list of impressive clients.(Ksubi, Surface to Air, Coca Cola, Semi Permanent and BMW to name a few) We love his diversity of style and visual aesthetic which makes his work stand out. Mixing photographic elements with abstract objects gives depth and real visual excitement to his work. Enjoy more of Zawada’s amazing artworks and collaborations on his portfolio site.

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Ana Montiel is a London-based, Spanish visual artist and designer. Her work enhances a universe of materials and media that range from screen printing to ceramics, through surface design, videoart and collage. Her influences are as diverse as David Lynch and his holistic approach to creativity, Jung’s Red Book, the Arts & Crafts movements, Quantum Physics, Astrology, Yoga or Ayurveda. She works for a wide range of clients including Anthropologie, Carolina Herrera and Nina Ricci. To see more of her work visit her website.

 

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Pomme Chan came to the U.K. from Bangkok, Thailand, ten years ago to study at the London College of Communication. Her degree in Interior Design gave her a strong foundation to branch out into Graphics and Surface pattern and her successful career has covered projects within fashion, music, media, including interior design. Pomme’s illustration has an organic feel and most pieces are hand drawn using ‘honest tools’. Her work has been used by designers such as Diane Von Furstenburg and some of her favourite commissions have been giant wall paintings which Pomme feels, allow a great scope for creativity. See her full range of projects here.

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The Patternbank team love this latest luxury brand collaboration that we spotted recently. Musician M.I.A. has teamed up with Versace in presenting a striking collection for the label’s Versus offshoot. For her capsule line, the 38-year old singer looked to counterfeit culture and the Versace knock offs she recalls seeing on market stalls as a youngster to inform her designs.  Check out Versace for the full collection.

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