These are Josh Keyes hyperrealistic post-human paintings where sharks and polar bears inhabit the planet surrounded and adorned by human graffiti. Born in 1969 in Tacoma Washington, Josh Keyes received his BFA in 1992 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA in 1998 from Yale University School of Art. He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally and has work in private and public collections. Keyes currently lives and works in Portland Oregon with his wife and daughter. Check out more of his poignant work on his website here.

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Patternbank are loving Gunjan Aylawadi’s exploration into paper tapestry, which are inspired be geometric cultural patterns. Gunjan Aylawadi is an Industrial designer and a self-taught artist. She was born in India and currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia. Aylawadi draws inspiration from repetitive geometric patterns and relief work found within arabesque art & architecture that she grew up around in India. Influenced by her education in the sciences and design, Aylawadi’s work is textural, pure and distinct. She takes her memories of the vibrant collage of the rich cultural environment in India and processes it through a filter of modern design and aesthetic. Her work, geometric in its formal language, is an abstraction of those visuals of wonder and tactile memories of handmade objects of her growing up years. See more of her stunning work here.

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Patternbank were intrigued by Rodrigo Torres new direction into ceramics. Torres has previously worked with cut-paper collage, using currency to create intricate and fantastical scenes, also featured on the Patternbank Blog here. This new medium sees him experiment with vessel-like sculptures in stark contrast to the familiar, pristine, decorative vases found throughout China. Instead we see what appears to be vases still in their packaging, with broken pieces of fragile tape, where clay forms are painted to resemble cardboard textures, looking amazingly realistic. Read more about his work via Yatzer.com

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Peach Bursts / Pink & Orange Clash / Blue Tones / Floral & Ethnic Mix / Colour Blends / Greyed Colour

Image credits: Floral Mustard by Sabs, John Clayton Lee, Banded Check Paisley by Hunt + Gather Studio, Britta Walsworth, Found on Pinterest, Photography – Luisa Brimble Production & Styling – Nicole Valentine Don, Marigolds – Nathan Michael, Liner Floral by BruceQuin Textile Design Studio

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The first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960—1988). Discover the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, the pioneering prodigy of the 1980s downtown New York art scene. This unprecedented exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of more than 100 works from international museums and private collections. Engage in the explosive creativity of Basquiat who worked with Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Blondie, among others. Featuring rare film, photography and archive material, the show captures the spirit of this self-taught artist, poet, DJ and musician whose influence, since his death at 27 in 1988, has been enormous. This must see exhibition runs from 21 Sep 2017—28 Jan 2018 at the Barbican Art Gallery.

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If you’re looking for on trend prints for the Autumn/Winter 18/19 season we’ve got you covered, our team hand curate these trend stories based on our Vision trend reports. Kabuki’s Kingdom looks towards Japanese theatre, stand-out prints, decorative pattern and pictorial imagery. Download seamless repeat royalty-free stock patterns and vectors in Standard & Premium License format. Illuminated Nature looks towards saturated floral statements, intense colour levels, photo enhancements and futuristic botanicals. Faded Wash looks towards faded textures, muted colours, age worn florals and washed-out patterns. Black & White Detail looks towards B&W zig zag stripe mixes, decorative lace pattern, angled pattern mixes, and ethnic and floral combinations. Neutral Art looks towards naive sketches, line drawn florals, sketched geometrics and neutral textured layers. Wild Conversationals looks towards unusual botanicals, curious nature, kaleidoscope and placed pattern, and dark or pale backgrounds.

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Patternbank are excited to be part of Arts Thread’s ‘Drop In Portfolio Reviewfor London Design Festival, at the V&A this Monday September 18th 1pm -3:30pm.

Design students and graduates are invited to bring their portfolio of work for advice, guidance and review from industry experts, who include Nissan Design Europe creative and Arts Thread to name a few. Patternbank’s very own Neil Elliott, Senior Trend Editor, will be guiding students & graduates on how to fine tune their portfolios for optimum effect. If you are a textiles student or graduate and in London this Monday pop down to the V&A with your Portfolio.

Monday September 18 2017 1pm – 3.30pm ‘Drop In Portfolio Review’ V&A, Art Studio, Sackler Centre for arts education – Free Drop In Event

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All White / Graded Shades / Pure Simplicity / Modern Antique / China Whites / Oriental Mood / Shine Fabrics

Image credits: Jil Sander Resort 2018, White Flowers by Sabs, Memories by Bouke de Vries, Japanese Vintage Silk Kimono Fabric by Orientalvintage88, Delicate White Orchids by Maite Tiscar, Taira Kuroki, Thomas Rentmeister

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Patternbank bring you our new quick response catwalk print analysis, we aim to highlight the key and most directional print & pattern focused collections. In the first of our New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 print and pattern designer highlights, we look to Red Valentino’s collection of bold red and blue Bandana prints.

Red Valentino photos via Vogue.com

Watch out for our Spring/Summer 2018 Catwalk Print Trend Report to inspire you in all your new seasonal developments. This will include print trends seen through out New York, London, Milan & Paris Fashion weeks.

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Patternbank recently teamed up with ‘Make It In Design‘ and supplied our Spring/Summer 18 print trend forecast intelligence to inspire and guide their Summer School pattern course. We’ve selected our key pattern highlights from the recently published galleries.

SS18 – PALE GARDEN

Check out the full gallery for the Pale Garden Summer trend brief here. View and purchase the Patternbank studio’s designs for the Pale Garden Summer trend collection.

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Patternbank love Frida Wannerberger. The illustrator has an innate fascination for beautiful things, the world and the un-everydaily. There is a subtle narrative to her work, expressing an intense love for clothes. An analytical relationship with what we wear along with an attraction to details, ultimately led her onto the path of illustration for fashion. Trained at Central Saint Martins, Frida graduated 2013 with a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Frida currently lives in London, where she is an Associate Lecturer on the BA Fashion Illustration Course at London College of Fashion. See more here.

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