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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

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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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Hisham Akira Bharoocha takes day dreaming to a new level with his mind blowing collages that explore a world beyond everyday life. Bharrocha’s style is a mix of techniques that are inspired through feelings and visuals within the mind. Based in Brooklyn, New York, Bharrocha is very much part of the underground community’s creative leaders, continually trying to bring together the visual art, music and fashion communities for collaboration. One such collaboration was with singer, songwriter, producer and model Solange on a line of trainers for Puma. Hisham’s artwork of linear patterns are combined with rainforest imagery to vibrant and striking effect. To see more of Bharrocha’s fascinating work go to hugoandmarie.com

 

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Science and nature can be such a wealth of pattern inspiration. These vivid psychedelic paintings by Chicago based artist Bruce Riley caught our eye recently. His experimental technique of poured paint and dripped resin create surreal abstract formations and pattern structures. Riley explains ‘I’ve made up my own technique for creating the paintings. Accident and mistake are probably my most important tools.’  Check out more of Bruce Riley’s amazing artworks on Flickr.

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The detail in Greg Irvine’s paintings is so rich with pattern and meticulous in arrangement that Patternbank were hard pushed to know what to look at first. Patterned wallpapers and fabrics mix with an array of florals and beautiful tableware amongst other surprising ornaments, where ornately dressed figures are almost camouflaged with their surroundings. Take a look at Irvine’s incredible Melbourne home on The Design Files and you’ll recognise some of the objects and fabrics alongside remarkable collections of antique furniture, ceramics, tableware, glassware, enamelware, tortoiseshell, vintage fabrics and much more! A selection of Irvine’ new paintings are on show at Hawthorn Studio and Gallery until 29th November.

 

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Carnovsky is a Milan based artist/designer duo comprised of Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla. RGB is an ongoing project that experiments with the interaction between printed and light colours. The resulting images are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three layers. For more amazing creations from this productive duo go here.

 

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The Patternbank team are loving Irish street artist Maser work. Since 1995 Maser has been using the world as his canvas. Masers incredible 3D installation paintings are a combination of optical art and colourful geometric pattern plays. Masers most recent installation was part of the Las Vegas Life is Beautiful Festival, where he converted a deserted motel into a geometric world of colour – amazing stuff!

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FAILE is the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller. Their name is an anagram of their first project, “A life.” Since its inception in 1999, FAILE has been known for a wide ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. While painting and printmaking remain central to their approach, over the past decade FAILE has adapted its signature mass culture-driven iconography to vast array of materials and techniques, from wooden boxes and window pallets to more traditional canvas, prints, sculptures, stencils, installation, and prayer wheels. Works on Wood is currently being exhibited at the Allouche Gallery, New York, NY from Nov 15th-Dec 12th so if you’re lucky enough to be in the neighbourhood get down there and see it in the flesh.

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Patternbank recently discovered these fascinating sketchbooks by Sveta Dorosheva. The Ukranian born artist is currently based in Israel and she says about her work, ‘This is where most of my work comes from – either idea or whole. Some of you will recognize a lot of it, I’ve shown some in other projects. Usually these diaries are just diaries, sketchbooks and workbooks – to capture a slice of life, to develop an idea, to study something, to jot down thoughts on projects or just stuff that’s going on. But very often full-blown drawing are born there, sometimes very intricate, sometimes – a simple series’. To see more of the artists portfolio and the projects which developed from her doodling’s visit her website here.

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Patternbank love the complex pattern work and detailed borders to be found in Lisa Nilsson’s latest quillwork series of rug and textile designs. Tapis Series is a complex arrangement of densely packed coils of quarter-inch mulberry strips and crimped and shaped gilt paper, all cut by hand. Previously Nilsson worked on anatomical cross sections in her Tissue Series and felt ready for a new challenge that would enable her to explore new colour palettes, patterns and textures. Using textile and rug designs Nilsson has created such beautiful shapes and patterns that are contained within structured borders giving them the tight continuity needed in every coil of paper. To see more of Nilsson’s paper work visit her website.

 

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We love a bit of tech at Patternbank and we thought we’d share this beautifully stylish iPad app from the Victoria & Albert Museum. The game is based on William Morris’s classic 19th century textile print the “Strawberry Thief”. In the game you use the Strawberry Thief bird as your cursor to collect fruit and repaint this Arts & Crafts master piece. First you uncover pencil work of swirling vines and intricate flowers on paper, then basic colours fills the screen and finally rich colour and texture brings the 1883 artwork to life.

Games designer in residence at the V&A Sophia George was the creative brains behind this touchscreen app, bringing the Arts & Crafts movement bang up to date in stunning style. You can download the app for free in the App Store.

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In fine detail Tiffany Bozic paints observing the intricacies of nature from first hand experience. Painting with acrylic on maple panels of wood Tiffany’s subject matter is varied from beautiful botanic florals to intriguing plant life and animals from the depths of the sea bed. An exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York is currently showing a selection of new works, Qualia until 15th November 2014. You can see more of her stunning observations in nature at tiffanybozic.com

 

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Patternbank recently visited the Selvedge Winter Fair which was held in the grand venue of Chelsea Town Hall at the end of October. For any of you unfamiliar with Selvedge, this independent, bi-monthly magazine covers textiles in fashion, craft, interiors, art, history, travel and shopping, phew! For anyone interested in craft and design this fair is pure indulgence. With stalls holding amazing vintage finds and creations from the most innovative crafts people, this fair offers not only a great shopping opportunity but also a chance to spend a few hours browsing this hub of creativity. Keep a lookout for the next event and see more from the Selvedge team here.

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We’ve got 2 versions of our indispensable Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report 3 x PDF Bundle this season. The PDF only version contains our Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 a saving of $70 if you were to buy all 3 separately.

Then we have a version that contains all of the above plus 128 exclusive royalty free Stock designs expertly curated from our Studio. This is priced at $450 which is a massive saving compared to buying 128 Stock designs at $50 each on the Studio which comes to $6,400!!!!!. So if you are looking for lots of on trend, directional prints at a great price for the Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season then this is for you.

  • 28 key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

  • Over 120 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 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

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In addition to the PDF Only version you get 128 hand-picked textile designs from some of the amazingly talented designers on the Patternbank Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 16 strong directional print trend stories.

Included in the Patternbank Studio version:

  • All of the above from the PDF only version

  • 128 hi-res hand picked ready to use images (8 prints per trend story) from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded PDF with linked thumbnails of all 128 textile designs

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Some of the designs and designers included are:

Persian Carpet by Simonetta De SimoneWrap 1 by ZulkarneynButtercream Roses by Marianna ShomeroRose Daube by Janie MurphyTie Dye With Flowers by EJDesignerCrocodile Color Skin by ErceylanusMix Match by Rocolle ClémentineRumble in the Jungle by Adrianna ThomasFicus Camo Print by Aina Martinez SnapeMirrored Rainforest by Maria GiannakakisBirds Eye Diamond Stripe by Gwyn MarathasDigitalis Love by Elena Mileva-KrastevaHexagon Rosette by Garth SimmonsPixel Explosion Cityscape by Mindaugas PatapasTrace by Nina ZulianGeo Abstract by Kerrie CauvinBlue Green Pattern by Velvetgoldmine

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The Patternbank team visited London’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park again to sample whats new and accessible in art. The Affordable Art Fair offers the best in traditional and contemporary art delivered to the public in a relaxed and inspiring environment with a glass of bubbly in hand. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst taking in the show. Check the website for dates and info on the next global cities to host the Fair.

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