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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

Buy PDF Only Version

Patternbank Textile Design Studio Version with 128 Stock Designs

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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

Buy PDF + 128 Stock Designs Version

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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British artist Anna Raymond was featured in a post we did a little while back and after recently stumbling on her work again we had to highlight some of her latest creations. The artist says ‘I use my practice to examine and challenge the everyday environment in a series of one off textile prints. I highlight over familiar images and icons to reveal an obsessive collection of thoughts, moments and memories. I work to create a visual index of characters which analyse reality by materialising data.’ See more from Anna here.

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With painted prints trending on the catwalk and emerging as a key look for Spring/Summer 2016, the Patternbank team spotted these beautifully studied artworks by Anna Valdez. California based artist Valdez background includes anthropology, animation and video which has helped her develop an eye for visual compositions. Her recent series of still-life paintings use various household items such as clothes, quilts, houseplants, books, rugs and records as vibrant subject matter. Mundane pot plants and rugs come to life with her amazing use of colour and brush strokes. See more of her stunning work on her portfolio site annavaldez.com

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Elsa Mora describes her start in life to be less than perfect with some of her fellow peers falling fowl to their environment in Cuba. Elsa’s difficult early experiences inspired her to use the power of imagination to re-invent herself.  The artist embarked upon a new path in life using her creativity to carve out a more positive future for herself. These stunning and intricate paper cuts highlight her incredible creativity and sensitive attention to detail. Visit her website to see more of her creations and don’t forget to take a trip through the door to read her fascinating and heartwarming story.

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You might recognise some of these amazing smeared and marbled artworks from Spanish artist Yago Hortal. His work has been doing the rounds on many art blogs and trends sites. Hortal was born in Barcelona in 1983 and now lives and works in Berlin. The Patternbank team have been following his colourful acrylic paintings for some time now and thought we should finally share. Enjoy more of his work on his portfolio site yagohortal.com

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Botanical simplicity is at the heart of this collection of paintings by Tasmanian artist Jennifer Tyers. Exploring the landscape and drawing from life help her to capture the essence of her surroundings, “Making landscapes is very interesting, as every time it is a challenge. It somehow seems more ‘pure’ than making works in a studio, or any other kind of work that I have done. Maybe it’s the process, or just being away from everything a studio has in it – books, internet, radio, music, people, objects, stuff I like. You have only yourself, and colours and what you see”. Tyers more recently based in Japan has spent time painting in Singapore’s Botanical Gardens and in Borneo as an artist in residence. See more from the artist here.

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Martin C. Herbst is an Austrian painter, whose work focuses on an elaborate reevaluation of art historical themes and theories of classical portraiture and human figures. His “subjects” are individual but at the same time portray the best work of their epochs. The traditional intent to display the distinctive likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person is combined with witty and often unexpected forms of representation. They are distorted when painted on curved panels, but look “normal” if the viewer perceives them from a certain point of view. For more unique work check out his website.

 

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Born in Hermitage, Virginia in 1977, Dolan Geiman explores his American roots and rugged habitat to inspire his art, “I grew up on a farm, caught crickets and bailed hay, painted with mud, dug up civil war relics, listened to midnight mockingbirds. These are the ingredients of life that have stuck with me and have built the foundation for the artwork I set forth into the world.” These mixed media pieces are collaged together  using reclaimed wood, salvaged metal and vintage papers. Read more about the artist’s fascinating life and see more of his diverse collection of work here.

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In the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week S/S15 we feature some of the key designers on the catwalk, from the stunning underwater gardens and folk floral motifs as scarf prints at Valentino, to Tsumori Chisato’s whimsical take on fashion where summer is a fantasy of flowers and nature. Look out for Patternbanks up and coming S/S15 Catwalk Print & Pattern report which will bring together all the key print trends for the season ahead.

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Underwater Sea Creatures – Psychedelic Floral Motifs – Graphic Scarf Prints – Elaborate Borders and Placement Prints – Floral Outlines – Oversize Prints

Valentino photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Delicate Indigo Sketches – Floral Scatterings – Pastel and Crayon Texture – Expressive Linear – Beautiful Painted Chrysanthemums – Equisite Embroidery

Leonard photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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African Looks – Perspective Geometrics – Tonal Colour – Blow Up Scarf Prints – Graphic Shapes – Solid and Linear Lines

Hermes photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Maison Martin Margiela S/S 15

Feminine Florals – Soft Botanical Handpaintings – Asymmetric Shapes – Japanese Prints – Daisy Chains – Simple Motifs

Maison Martin Margiela photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Whimsical Painted Illustrations – Handsome Peacocks – Fantasy Florals – Naive Drawings – Unsteady Hand Qualities

Tsumori Chisato photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Bandana Paisley Prints – Micro Florals – Borders and Placement Prints – Spliced Florals – Breton Stripes – Lace Panels

Sacai photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Junya Watanabe S/S 15

Abstract Geometrics – Origami Folds – Graphic Geometry – Giacomo Balla Futurism – Bold Colour – Intersecting Circles

Junya Watanabe photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Cut-out Mesh and Broderie Anglaise – Futuristic Abstracts – Subtle Graphic Shadings – Torn Shapes – Pin Stripes

Kenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Retro Flower Prints – Photographic  – Bold Outline – Subdued Colour – Ombre – Trompe L’oeil Pinched Plastic Prints

Viktor & Rolf photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Flower Appliqué as Leopard Spots – Jigsaw Puzzle Animal Prints – Block Printed Pattern – Floral and Koi Carp Formations – Cut Out See-throughs

Stella McCartney photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Paint Splatters – Saturated Colour – Overscaled Watercolour Florals – Emile Nolde Style – Overpainted Tweed – Soft Focus

Chanel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Wave Movement – Bold Contrast – Simple Kimono Floral – Woven Checks – Painterly Texture – Solid Lines and Shapes

Andrew Gn photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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The Patternbank team are loving the colourful glitch artworks of Spanish born artist Manuel Fernández. Fernández uses a wide range of techniques to create his art which include painting, animated gifs, photography, video and print. These beautiful statements are created with UV paint on canvas. Fernández is founder and curator of Domain Gallery a web based gallery focused on digital and internet based works.

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Patternbank love the colour popping cut-outs of artist Maud Vantours. Vantours trained in design at the parisian school Duperré, specialising in textiles and material research. Using simple materials like paper and card Vantours sculpts in layer after layer using colour combinations that enhance her work and create wonderful patterns and graphics. Vandours has worked on some fabulous projects including Adidas’s ZX Flux trainer and Arjowiggins creative papers. Check out her website for more works of art.

 

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