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Cruschiform is a French creative studio based in Paris, they work on a variety of projects from illustrative forms to full art direction and graphic design solutions. The studio was founded in 2007 by Marie-laure Cruschi with the intention to continuously experiment and explore new areas to challenge limitations. Marie-Laure says “My art grows into the poetry of simple modular forms. Little by little, my graphic vocabulary get more and more figurative, driving me to new narratives territories, without losing sight that I believe the best work is a combination of a keen mind, a great know-how, a good dose of insight and a bit of malice”. See more from Cruschiform here.

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The Patternbank Team bring you the final run down of the Resort 2017 Print Trends alongside some fabulous designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out more of our Spring/Summer 2017 prints at The Patternbank Studio.

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Eclectic Folk » Roberto Cavalli / Vk80 3 by Victoria Krupp / Cynthia Rowley / Palampore by Priyanka Java / Woodland Folk Floral by Nikki Strange / Phillip Lim / Folk Fan by Duda van den Berg / Cynthia Rowley

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are excited to take over Arts Thread‘s Instagram account today, Monday 27th July. Head over to their Instagram account now to be inspired by the next generation of UK design graduates about to enter the creative industry.  The Instagram take over is just ahead of the annual graduate showcase show New Designers, Part one: the textiles & jewellery installment starts this week. Patternbank are also taking over the New Designers instagram account on Saturday the 2nd, more info about that below.

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We recently discovered the work of Berlin based artist Romy Blümel, her intricately detailed and beautifully stylised illustrations are captivating and intriguing. In the process of creating her artworks, Romy employs an unusual technique – a combination of emulating the look of a woodcut or linocut but in her preferred medium of painting. Working in paint allows Romy to communicate with a broad spectrum of colour and to utilise the texture of brush strokes, be they bold or subtle. She often draws directly on to an area of paint with a knife. Paintings are sometimes merged with ink drawings, layers being created in several stages. The combination creates a unique and luminescent image, with striking textures and vivid colours.

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The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Resort 2017 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio that we think perfectly complement each story. The Resort collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk shows. Slightly more commercially focused, but nevertheless important in their instant availability and timely showings, even the men are getting in on the act showcasing men’s pre-collections alongside womenswear. Watch out for Part 2 later this week.

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Floral Solos » Pink Flowers 02 by dancelstudio / Rachel Zoe / Dreamy Pansy Floral by Mercedes Quevedo / Christopher Kane / Alexis Mabille / Daisies and Anemones by Flavia Suguitani Cintra Esteves / Christian Sirano / Painted Tulip Floral by Jo Mitchell

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest trend tool that focuses on Interiors and Home Print Trends for Autumn/Winter 2017/18. Our interiors team have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend report. With over 50 pages of inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, this print trend forecast aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments.

  • 4 macro trends, 12 print stories and print direction pages

  • Over 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 directional hand-picked images for Autumn/Winter 2017/18

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Tatyana Anisimova in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Tatyana is one of our newest designers here at Patternbank, her intricately patterned vector designs range, from rich Indian paisleys to traditional folk prints.  Check out more of Tatyana’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Patternbank are loving the beautiful stylish illustrations of Ayumi Takahashi. Born in China, raised in Japan, Ayumi graduated from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, United States and who also studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins. Currently living in Portland working in the field of painting, drawing, digital, printmaking, textile design and graphic design. See more of her amazing work here ayumitakahashi.com

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The Patternbank team were lucky enough to get our hands on tickets to Wednesday nights Gala Awards Show at this years London Graduate Fashion Week. This year celebrating an amazing 25th year of showcasing the exciting new fashion generation of designers. Christopher Bailey, Vivienne Westwood, Holly Fulton and Julien MacDonald were amongst the crowd celebrating the last days gala awards show. Here’s our round up of the prints that featured in the final selection of graduates.(image above Chloe Jackson, Nottingham Trent University – Winner of the N Brown Textile Award)

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Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately ten miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is situated within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain and the McCullough, Bird Spring, and Goodsprings ranges of mountains. A creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color. The exhibition opens May 11, 2016 and will be on view for two years. Visit the official site here.

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Patternbank are loving the vibrant geometric work of multidisciplinary artist Okuda San Miguel. Okuda is based in Madrid, where you can see many of his pieces on rail-roads and abandoned factories, instantly recognisable from his particular style. Often using structured patterns that could be categorised as Pop Surrealism, his work blends multicoloured geometric architecture with organic shapes, bodies without identity, headless animals and symbols that encourage reflection. His work can be seen in streets and galleries around the world.

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A hugely popular part of our site is the seasonal trend themes section – all our designers receive a monthly directional trend newsletter, they design into themes and then we collate them into seasonal trend stories. This saves our buyers valuable time when looking for those new prints. ‘Midnight Garden’ is one of our current favourites, go check it out here.

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With Chelsea flower show in full swing this week, we thought a little floral inspiration with a twist was needed in the shape of Tokyo based artist Taiichiro Yoshida. The artist is renowned for his intricate floral wildlife sculptures rendered in hundreds of hammered metal blooms. Decorative metalworking in Japan has a long history that began sometime in the fourth to fifth centuries. These skills have been passed down through the generations and Taiichiro continues the tradition in these flower encrusted animals and birds. See more from Taiichiro on his website and for an in depth insight into the processes involved visit  Highfructose here.

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Patternbank fell in love with these sculptural jewellery pieces created by Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto. She explains on her website “My recent fabric pieces have developed with much experimentation and demonstrate an evolution from the properties of metal to something completely opposite. During the experimental process there is sometimes a breathtaking moment; I ‘catch’ those moments and develop ideas from that point. I like the softness, gentle texture, and atmospheric (e.g., translucent) quality of the fabrics I use. In all of my work there is always the insistence on skill and craftsmanship.” She also creates other beautiful creations out of metal and resin as well as fibre – go check it out on her website.

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The world’s leading online textile design studio for print, pattern and trend forecasting

Browse and buy our newest design collections. Our unique pattern studio is updated daily, so don’t miss our latest collection of royalty-free repeat patterns. We have the largest online collection of curated seamless bitmap and vector repeat patterns for download and instant use. #newonpatternbank

If you’re after something more exclusive head over to our Premium Studio, where we have an extensive collection of exclusive one-off license, trend focused pattern designs to browse and buy. Check out our newest category collections of Florals, Tropicals, Active and Ethnic patterns below or visit the site to see the full range.

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Patternbank are a big fan of the beautiful draughtsmanship found in Kit Miles‘s work. Miles has recently been awarded the 2016 prize for best new designer at this years Homes and Gardens designer awards. Not surprisingly Miles is an advocate of the skills for drawing, enabling wonderful and often surrealist imagery to be incorporated into their designs. Miles formed his studio after completing his MA at the Royal College of Art and has since worked on projects for Duplex’s Colour Futures exhibition at Somerset House for the London Design Festival and a new line of fabrics for Liberty of London.

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Contributing-Editors

Patternbank is looking to build a team of global inspiration curators. If you have a creative eye, have a passion for trends and can write, you could be just what we are looking for.

We are looking for guest contributing editors to supply inspiring articles that will creatively fuel designers, brands and the design community. All that’s needed is a selection of sized images and a couple of lines of text explaining about the subject. All chosen and published articles will have guest editor info at the bottom of the page. If you become a regular contributor we will add you to our Contributing Editor page.

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Inspired by nature and with a love for vintage books, postcards and found bits of paper, collage artist and illustrator Rachael Grant assembles these beautiful montages. There sometimes freakish and awkward groupings are what makes them so interesting and depicts the sometimes fragile environments, where nature collides and becomes vulnerable. Patternbank love the vintage quality to Rachael’s work, made contemporary by adding strong colours and unusual layouts.

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London Craft Week returned for its second year and Patternbank were on hand to take in some of the creative happenings. One pattern highlight was The Craft of Wallpaper exhibition at The Geoffrey Museum in Hoxton. We were also lucky enough to grab a seat at the panel discussion ‘Papered Walls; Process and the Power of Pattern’. Which was an insightful discussion about bespoke printing, wallpaper trends and where the studios find inspiration.

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Patternbank recently stumbled on this collection of charming illustrations by artist Ayumi Miyahara. Ayumi’s simple, illustration style gives her subjects a glowing innocence and her beautiful brushwork adds a retro pattern quality to her floral compilations. See more of her illustration on her Tumblr here.

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