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We love the energy and vibrant colour plays of Jason Woodside’s visual art statements. Woodside is a New York based painter and attended the school of visual arts in NYC. Mixing bands of kaleidoscope pattern within geometric structures give Woodside’s work its unique edge. We recently saw his work at Paris store Colette, where you are able to buy his art. Woodside has an impressive list of brands he has already collaborated with, these include Michel Roux, Obey, Von Zipper, Adidas and Saturdays Surf to name a few. See more of Jason work on his portfolio site jasonwoodside.com

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These incredibly realistic paintings of rugs spanning the decades from the days of the silk road to the 1960’s, are the work of artist Kour Pour. His inspiration comes from a childhood spent in his fathers rug shop, where Kour spent hours hand dying sections of faded rugs to restore their vibrant detail. Today Kour’s intricate paintings are screen printed onto canvases which have been primed with tinted gesso. The application of the primer gives the canvas a woven texture with the use of a broom swept across the surface in vertical and horizontal strokes. After screen printing, the detail is hand painted and then finally a sander is used to give the canvases an authentic faded quality, its no wonder he was voted “2014 Artist to Watch”.

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With the huge trend of hand crafted pattern work and illustrations currently being preferred over digital looks, these artworks caught our eye recently.  These striking permanent marker illustrations are the creative work of South Carolina based artist Hollis Brown Thornton. We love her take on modern retro, using colourful composition mixes to create these amazing depictions of old cassette tapes, Video tapes and forgotten video game case graphics.(with some cool wallpaper backgrounds to finish things off!) See more of her visual blasts from the past on her portfolio site hollisbrownthornton.com

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Rich layers of colour painted onto wood are carved and drawn to create these bold floral statements by artist Barbara Gilhooly. The work evolves with areas reworked or revealed giving depth to the finished piece. Patternbank particularly love Gilhooly’s bold use of colour and line which make these florals stand out from the crowd. Check out more of Gilhooly’s style on her flickr page here.

 

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The Patternbank team spotted these interesting three dimensional illustrations by Polish designer Bozka Rydlewska. We were drawn in by the amazing ornamental detail and sheer beauty of these sculptured paper statements. Bozka’s 3D pop up paper works are a incredible mix of structured depth and botanical illustrations that grab your attention. Her works have appeared in books “Atlas of Illustration” (Maomao, Barcelona), “Semi-permanent 2011″ and Taschen’s “Illustration Now! 5″. See more on her portfolio site bozka.com

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Graduate of the RISD as a textile stylist designing prints for children clothing, Jennifer Orkin Lewis now spends her time working as a freelance illustrator, living in a small village outside New York City. Her list of clients include Abrams books and Harper Collins to name but two but Patternbank particularly love the expressive fluidity in her painting style which relates to the painterly print trends coming off the catwalk. See more here.

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Collections of bones, bottle caps, perhaps an antique piece or a found object, these are the ingredients which form the sculptural work of artist Lucien Shapiro. ‘My pieces are built from the beauty of objects that are no longer being used for their original purpose’, says Lucien,’I am obsessed with the process of turning objects that some view as ugly or useless into hidden treasures filled with beauty’. This is inspirational recycling as an art form see more of Lucien’s stunning creations here.

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The Patternbank team are loving the creative and unique style of Los Angeles based artist Amir H. Fallah. We admire how Amir intermixes modern technology — digital cameras, and Photoshop in his creative process when building his large scale paintings. Through playing and adjusting colours on his computer, Amir injects new fresh interpretations to his pattern rich artworks. Check out more of his recent work on his site or check out his art and design blog beautifuldecay.com. (one of our favourites)

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We love these photo-media collages by Liesl Pfeffer who is an Australian artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her art practice is process driven, playful and experimental. Elements of chance and handmade construction are very important to her creative approach. She says “When I am developing a body of work, I consider how the viewer will experience the physical context. I want the viewer to feel immersed in a synthetic world of shapes, color, prisms and textures.” For more of her work check out her website.

 

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Sarah Schoenfeld squeezed drops of various liquid drug mixtures onto negative film which had already been exposed. Each drop altered the coating of the film. She then enlarged these negatives including the chemical reaction of the particular drug, to sizes of up to 160 x 200 cm. All of the substances behaved very differently. She explores the possibilities of photography at the frontiers of what can be visually portrayed – the interface between representation and reality. Check out more mind bending work on her website.

 

 

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Patternbank love the work of American artist Jen Stark and spotted a recent installation at Miami International Airport that took our breath away. Know more for her multi coloured paper sculptures, Stark has been on the art radar for quite a while now. This amazing large scale public mural is a mix of glorious colour and hypnotic pattern plays. See more of Jen’s work on her site jenstark.com

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These charmingly nostalgic illustrations are the work of illustrator Phoebe Wahl. The artist had an unconventional childhood growing up in Washington state. With no formal schooling Phoebe gained her inspiration work ethics from her free range upbringing. The artist graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 with a BFA in Illustration, and currently lives in Portland, Oregon. See more from her website, and check out her contributions to Taproot magazine here.

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Original design couldn’t get more unique than the Tel-Aviv based Ariel Zuckerman Studio and their Street Capture project. Street Art is literally captured by attaching wooden boards to the walls of the streets creating a blank canvas for street artists to work on. The graffiti decorated boards are then taken to the workshop and one off pieces of furniture are created. Read more about the innovator Ariel Zuckerman here.

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These amazing ink textured images are popping up on numerous art blogs so we thought we’d share. The beautifully hypnotic forms are the creations of Texas based artist Mark Lovejoy. Here Lovejoy manipulates resins, oils, waxes and printing inks in both deliberate and random formations to create these psychedelic statements. Once Lovejoy is happy with the pattern forms created in the inks he photographs them close up to get full impact and capture these random textures forever. Check out his Tumblr site and printed scarf collections on Esty.

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Melbourne based artist and illustrator Sandra Eterovic likes to involve a touch of wry humour in her quirky, retro illustrations and just a dash of cheek in her graphic slogans. The artist spent some time developing her talent whilst working as a designer drawing cartoon characters for boxer shorts. Swiftly moving on to a career as a freelance illustrator the artist now has a bunch of exhibitions under her belt and her career has steadily evolved. Check out Sandra’s blog for a candid insight into the life of a working artist.

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Patternbank are loving these awesome and mesmerising laser cut paper forms by Virginia-based artist Eric StandleyThe technique he follows for the “building” of his works does not differ from that of the ancient craftsman other than he uses lasers in the place of the chisel and hammer. Eric’s work consists of successive layers of intricately cut paper sheets utilizing a laser, thus creating a multifaceted, rich, colourful ensemble. See more of Eric’s amazing built up paper structures on his portfolio site Eric-standley.com

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Tokyo’s super cool department store Isetan, Shinjuku launched its Christmas windows for 2014 back in November, and in a departure from last year’s Finnish artist Klaus Haapaniemi, this year the store employed the homegrown talent of Japanese artist Miroco Machiko. The artist gained her training from Kyoto Seika University and the Art School Umeda and her work has been exhibited throughout Japan. Follow the story of the North European Sami people through this series of characterful window displays which Miroco brings to life with her intuitive and expressive application of paint. See more about Miroco in her interview with The Design Files here.

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The Patternbank Team are a big fan of Frédérique Morrel’s wonderful original tapestry pieces where vintage is given a contemporary twist. Internationally renowned embroidered taxidermy sculptor Frédérique Morrel creates one off pieces from discarded embroidery and needlework. When visiting markets and garage sales Morrel was saddened by the neglected scraps of such beautiful craftsmanship and so seeked to give them a new lease of life. The result is a collection of much sort after work exhibited all over the world and held in many international collections. Check out more of her wondrous world at frederiquemorrel.com

 

 

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Hot on the heels of Part 1, we’re excited to release Part 2 of our Spring/Summer 2016 print & pattern trend report. Our specialist forecasters have selected the most directional and progressive trend themes to help you plan your new print developments for Spring/Summer 2016.

Plan your prints with confidence with these eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette/inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our directional mood boards set the scene with imagery chosen to create an atmosphere for the trend; our print direction pages break down the mood and focus on inspirational print direction visuals to offer you a concise reference. Explore 16 commercially relevant print trend themes that can help you develop and plan your new seasonal collections.  All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • Over 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 on trend hand-picked colour images

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references

Buy Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report Part 2

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We also offer a version of this report bundled with 64 exclusive prints from the Patternbank Studio

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Dare to enter the dark and enchanting grotto of Mister Finch and allow yourself to be spellbound by the magical creatures within. Leeds based stitch wizard Mister Finch weaves his own style of magic to conjure up this enchanted forest of eccentric woodland creatures. Without any formal training the self taught textile artist spends his time in the depths of Yorkshire, “Flowers, insects and birds really fascinate me with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour. British folklore is also so beautifully rich in fabulous stories and warnings and never ceases to be at the heart of what I make. Shape shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path. Humanising animals with shoes and clothes is something I’ve always done and I imagine them to come alive at night. Getting dressed and helping an elderly shoemaker or the tired housewife” If you love what you see get yourself down to Anthropologie, Kings Road, London where his exhibition is on until 4th Jan and maybe pick up a copy of his book ‘Living in a Fairytale World’.

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