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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

 

Tsumori Chisato S/S 15

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

 

Stella McCartney S/S 15

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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Jen Garrido developed her alter persona Jenny Pennywood in early 2008. The fine artist decided in order to keep her fine art separate from her graphic design business she would require another name. Working in her San Francisco studio Garrido focuses on the rhythms of nature for inspiration and her brush marks and paint splatters evolve to become pattern repeats after being scanned in and digitally compiled. See more from both creative personas here & here

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Patternbank recent stumbled upon this Osaka based graphic artist and illustrator Swich Spice. We love Swich Spice’s use of mixed media pattern and graphic subject matter. Here Swich Spice mixes photo real drawings and geometric pattern backdrops to create some amazing visual statements. Check out more of his work on his Behance & portfolio sites.

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The Patternbank team love the digital environments that Mark Dorf creates seeking out unfamiliar landscapes and juxtaposing nature with art and digital photography. The subtle colour changes in background colour emphasise landscapes that sometimes seam unreal in themselves. Dorf is from a family based in science and the arts and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, you can see more of his art work at mdorf.com

 

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$3,000+ Stock Textile Designs for $400!

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  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • 64 hi-res ready to use stock prints from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded 53 page PDF with linked thumbnails of all 64 textile designs

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references

Part 1 of our indispensable print trend report for Spring/Summer 2016 comes with 64 hand-picked exclusive hi-res stock print designs from the Patternbank Studio, our revolutionary Online Textile Design Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 8 strong directional print trend stories.

The PDF contains eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette-inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our 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. All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

  Buy S/S 16 Print Trend Report Part 1 + 64 Stock Designs - $400

Below are a few of the 64 designs featured in the pack.

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COLORFUL BY ZULKARNEYN  |  TWINKLE BROOCHES BY STACEY CANNING LIDDALL  |  ORIENTAL SUNSHINE BY VELVETGOLDMINE  |   MOSAICA BY KERRIE CAUVIN 

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PAINTERLY FLORALS 2 BY GAYLEIGH CHESTER  |  VINTAGE FLORAL BY NIMINI  |  MATISSE FLORAL BY AINA MARTINEZ SNAPE  |  WILD GARDEN BY LEAH STRENGER 

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FLOWER GARDEN BY PYGMY CREATIVE  |  TROPICAL BY MELANIE GOW  |  CUT OUT FLORAL BY KERRIE CAUVIN  |  GARDEN OF PASTELS BY SUHITA MITRA 

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DIGI IKAT BY GAYLEIGH CHESTER  |  RAINBOW STRIPES BY TETIANA KARTASHEVA  |  FEATHERED BANDS BY GWYN MARATHAS  |  FLOWERS SPLASH BY JULIANA FERNANDES 

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BLUE ON MY MIND BY JULIANA FERNANDES  |  PRECIOUS DECORATIONS BY SIMONETTA DE SIMONE  |  BLUE PAISLEY BY ELIZABETH RACHAEL  |  HAND PAINTED PAISLEY BY LEONIE RICHARDS 

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IMPRESSIONS BY GAAHA  |  BROKEN CHINA BY LORRAINE PURCHASE  |  LITTLE PLANTS AT THE WINTER BY DAWID ROC  |  FLO_05 BY EUGENIA ZEISER 

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WATERCUT BY INDIGO BELL  |  BLUE ICE TEXTURE BY TETIANA KARTASHEVA  |  ZIGAG BY TALIA DONAG  |  ABSTRACT LIGHT IRIDESCENT BY SEEPRINTS 

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WILD FOLIAGE BY SUHITA MITRA  |  DREAMY GARDEN_1 BY MIA  |  PD WATERCOLOR 03B BY CHARLOTTE PRINSEN  |  BLACK LEAVES BY VIRGINIA HOLMES 

  Buy S/S 16 Print Trend Report Part 1 + 64 Stock Designs - $400

 

 

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Spring/Summer season is here again! Patternbank are excited to release Part 1 of our unmissable 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 1 - $80

 

 

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

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Buy Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report Part 1 + 64 Stock Designs - $400

*We’ll refund the cost of the standard report if you’ve already purchased it

 

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Patternbank are loving the bold photographic work by Los Angeles based photo studio JUCO. Juco is the collaborative work of Julia Galdo & Cody Cloud who both met at The San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. JUCO’s have already worked with the likes of Apple, Marie Clarie, Nike, Tokion, Target and Sony. Check out more of their pattern enhanced work on JUCO’s portfolio site jucophoto.com

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The Patternbank Team thought we would share the work of Mark Whalen, Australian born artist who is currently showing at the Melbourne Art Fair with blackartprojects. Based in Los Angeles, Whalen’s work depicts outer-space environments using geometric perspective, illustrating rituals and ancient cultures with strange characters that dance, contort and interact in unusual ways. Check out more of his work including beautiful ceramics at markwhaleart.com

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The Patternbank team are loving these vibrant crafted mandalas by South Carolina based artist Jay Mohler. Ojos de Dios also know as God’s Eyes which originates from Mexico and inspired by Huichol natives to protect people from evil. These colourful yarn mandalas make a impressive crafted statements and Mohler has mastered this art form. See more of his ojos and learn how to create them on his website here.

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The patternbank Team thought we would share the installation work of Cameron Gray which exhibited back in 2013 at the Miami Art Fair, presented by the Mike Wiess Gallery, Gray exhibited “Birth of a Legend”, an explosive riot of neon colour, state-of-the-art digital technology and hypnotic kitsch. The installation featured 27 stacked monitors looping a digital animation amongst other sculptures made of unrelated bric-a-brac and bursting with colour. Make of it what you will but we just love the sense of humour and chaos that collide to make these mind blowing images.

 

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