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Born in Moscow in 1957, Irina Zaytceva began her career as a book illustrator after completing an advanced degree at the prestigious Moscow Art Institute. After years in book illustration Irina became interested in sculpture and in particular she developed a desire to work with porcelain. Unbelievably these pieces are usually created without sketches and evolve during the creative process. Irina’s interest in history is evident in the characters she paints onto her ceramic bases, and after the final firing an application of gold lustre adds a magical Byzantine quality to these alluring masterpieces. See more here

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Avid collector of antiquities Bob Melet has recently opened an exhibition entitled ‘Blueprint’ at the Colette Gallery, Paris. This eclectic collection of found objects displayed on giant indigo backgrounds, cover everything from vintage glass decorations to old trainers. This captivating sea of bric-a-brac in every shade of blue creates an enchanting visual feast, and an insight into the world of the artist. Melet Mercantile was founded by Bob Melet after years of working for Ralph Loren as head of vintage buying. The store represents his life’s work as a traveller and collector and has become a creative resource for designers, art directors and stylists. The exhibition closes on March 21st but check out the emporium of Melet Mercantile here.

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Milan Fashion Week set off to a great start last week with an array of print and pattern ranging from strong ethnic themes, 70’s bohemia to a grand opulence of beautifully crafted prints. Patternbank favoured Stella Jean’s explosion of Himalayan inspired print mash-ups which set the scene for more drama to come. Look out for part 2 of the final Milan collections followed by the Paris shows next week.

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African Graphics – Paisley Border Prints – Himalayan Ethnics – Pattern Mash-ups – Scenic Indian Landscapes – Tropical Drawings – Indian Illustrations – Blue and White China – Batik Pattern Patchwork

Stella Jean photos via Vogue.co.uk

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60’s Style Florals – Delicate Lines – Dotted Flowers and Lines – Simple Ditsy – Textured Panels – Mono-printed Areas – Bold Stylised Leafs – Outlined Florals – Solid Grounds

Giamba photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Folk Styled Florals – Block Printed Pattern – Bold Abstract Lines – Abstract Geometrics – Art Deco Patterns – Graffiti Art Inspired

Just Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Scenic Paintings – Heron Birds – Border Layouts – Softly Painted – Romantic Rennaisance – Gold Baroque Work – Filagree – Damask Impressions – Tapestry Texture

Alberta Ferretti photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Soft Geometric Pattern Work – Placements and Borders – Ethnic Crafts – Sample Pattern Ideas – Opulent Ethnic – Art Nouveau Themes – Rich Fabric Mixes

Etro photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Botanical Engravings – Romantic Floral Prints – Heavy Exaggerated Embroidery – Beautiful Birds – Soft Lace

Gucci photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Stylised Scarf Prints – Oriental Style – Decorative Border Patterns – Ombre Colour Dyes – Textured Monochromatic – Heavy Beaded Embellishments

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Handcrafted Embroidery – Bold Ikat Pattern – Painterly Styles – Distorted Floral Ikat

Emporio Armani photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Bold Overprinted Check – Lacy Overprints – Textured Knit – Head to Toe Polka Dot – Bold Abstract Colour Blocking

Bottega Veneta photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Air Brushed Graffiti – Mono Florals – Primary Colour – Cartoon Mash-up – Graffiti Pop Art

Moschino photos via Vogue.co.uk

Kenichi Yoneda also known as KYND creatively uses code to make graphic images of colour and pixels in a digital medium. These beautiful creations have ranged from watercolour paintings to other complex art which you can see along with others on his flickr page here. Patternbank love the simplicity of these flower arrangements which have a distinctive Japanese feel to them.

 

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Patternbank are loving the collaboration between Luxury design house Hermès and American artist Sheila Hicks, creating this beautiful ‘Voyage en Ikat’ tableware collection. Inspired by ikat, an exceptional weaving and dyeing technique originating in Asia, Voyage en Ikat celebrates intermingled uses and an ongoing dialogue between East and West. More than twenty hues centered on sapphire, ruby and emerald, are enhanced by 24-carat matte gold and come to life in designs composed ‘thread by thread’. Check out the full range at Hermes.

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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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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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