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Ukranian illustrator Irena Zablotzka attributes much of her inspiration to childhood memories of psychedelic, soviet cartoons, ‘The Music Box’ and ‘The Mystery of the Third Planet’. Zablotzka felt a need to express her emotions through drawing and describes her work as ‘elegant horror’. Patternbank loves her bold use of colour and her surreal, dreamlike depictions of sinister creatures. Take a peek at her Flickr pages.



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As you probably know the Patternbank team love vintage graphics and find these sorts of sites incredibly inspirational. The Bottle Cap Man is a great visual catolog of old and new beer and soda bottle caps from the U.S. We love the diversity of the graphics on show within the site, from cool layout ideas to interesting colour combinations, this site is a treasure trove for inspiration and ideas. Check out more of this inspiring resource and get lost in the world of bottle caps.

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Field notes goes vintage in this release of their 14th season limited edition book collection. Field Notes co-founder Aaron Draplin has been collecting these forgotten memo books for years, “rescuing them” from obscurity. Patternbank love Draplin’s creative energy for the graphic past and how he see’s it inspire new generations of graphic designers. Check out Draplin’s short video that shows a brief snapshot of his unique passion for unearthing forgotten graphic gems.

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