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Patternbank love New York based artist Phil Frost’s work where he combines found objects and multi-layered combinations of colourful graphic symbols and intricate typography. Among all the layers of pattern, mask-like forms appear like totem pole decoration and shapes dance with sprays of neon colour. Frost grew up in Western Massachusetts and enjoyed summer visits to Northwestern Ohio where, with an older cousin they would go on expeditions hunting for antique glass bottles. These unearthed treasures would later influence him in his own work of collected and found objects. Frost’s exhibition, The “Solace of the Sword”, recently showed at Ace Gallery, LA.


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Patternbank our loving these generative art patterns created by Canberra artist Jonathan McCabe. Inspired by British mathematician Alan Turing’s theory of morphogenesis, where spots and stripes are a recurring motif in the animal world, these Turing patterns arise from initially random conditions. The space inflates and new pattern continually arises, informed by details of the older pattern. The patterns McCabe creates feel like a mix-up of camouflage and animal skins all merged into one pattern frenzy! Check out his flickr page for more mind-blowing work.


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It’s incredible to think these paintings by Peter Young were not only produced 30 years ago but that they are paintings and not computer generated patterns. They were first exhibited in 1984 and continued work that Young produced in the mid-1960’s of woven grid’s and the brilliant colour and mirror symmetry of his Rorschach-like vertical fold paintings of the early 1970’s. Created with a series of dots and lines the paintings are almost hypnotic in their density and intricateness, evoking patterns from circuit boards or the underside of carpets. You can see more of Peter Young’s work at Algus Greenspon where he exhibited last year.


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Patternbank love Brooklyn based artist Evie Falci’s approach to art. Using canvases made of leather or denim Falci covers them with thousands of rhinestones in intricate patterns with reference to traditional textiles and mythology. The dark denim pieces decorated in studs have a more sophisticated feel but the feeling of fashion, disco, punk and heavy metal is not far away. Falci’s work is on show at Jeff Bailey Gallery until 21 December and you can be dazzled some more at



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Alex Brewer or Hense as he is known in the graffiti world has caught Patternbank’s eye this week with his talent for wrapping buildings in his distinctive manic marks, scribbles, drips and splashes. Hense began his career painting and writing in and around Atlanta where he skilfully combines the language and techniques of graffiti art with the formal language of abstract painting. Immediately thoughts of the great abstract expressionists spring to mind like Jackson Pollock, Franze Kline and Willem de Kooning. This seems apt as designers such as Celine, Chanel and Prada have more than their fair share of art inspired pieces on the catwalk for SS14. Check out more of Hense’s fine art offerings on the street at


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Russian urban artist Wais 1 hit the streets of Russia to create these epic murals. His vibrant geometric masterpieces transform the urban skyline adding elegance and appeal to these multi story monstrosities. His graffiti art spans the globe and his work has broken into the commercial arena as well as digital art and canvas. Check out Wais in action with the TAD crew on Youtube and see more from his portfolio here.



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Wilmer Murillo is a Honduran graphic artist and illustrator currently living in Taiwan. Ancient cultures, mysticism, sci-fi and experimental electronic music are some of the things that inspire the imagery of Wilmer Murillo. Doodled lines, bright colors, and geometrical shapes are just some of the features he uses to bring his inner world to your eyes and mind. See more of his creative animal explorations at his site



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Erika Pochybova-Johnson creates these intricate paintings in her own unique style using elaborate combinations of brightly coloured dots, shape and lines. Originally from Czechoslovakia Erika now lives and works in Lubbock, Texas. Patternbank love the kaleidoscopic patterns that are created as Erika improvises as she paints using nature and the landscapes around her for inspiration. See more of her work on her website


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Jacob Van Loon is a 27 year-old painter and designer living in Chicago. He has a multi-faceted background in various media, all lending a hand to a technical drawing, painting, and design portfolio. His work introduces organic, linear elements to geometric forms, with an aesthetic influenced by architecture, cartography, scientific illustration and graphic design. Check out more of his awesome work on his website.


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These captivating rainbow coloured webs strung across geometric frames, are the work of Australian artist Nike Savvas. ‘Liberty and Anarchy’ came to the UK earlier this year and her impressive structures with their threaded spaces appear like solid ‘Spirograph,’ drawings. Nike’s play with colour, pattern and 3D sculpture have been designed using mathematical formulas to create ever changing perspectives and vibrant pattern filled spaces. Other pieces from Nike include  “Full of Love and Full of Wonder’ her installation of coloured bouncy balls which appear in suspended animation like floating 3 diminutional spots. See more from Nike here.



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Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent New York S/S 2014 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Custo Barcelona S/S 2014


Bright Candy and Neon Mixes – Tribal Pattern Injection – Colourful Kaleidoscope References – Geometric Mirroring – Checkerboard and Floral mixes – Quirky Pattern plays

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Libertine S/S 2014


Iridescent Foil Prints – Kaleidoscope Pattern build ups – Simplistic Bold Floral Placements – Blurred Brushstrokes – Clashing Brights

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Vivienne Tam S/S 2014


Linear Florals – Monochromatic crosshatch – Black and White Stylized Skyscapes – Checks and Stripes – Large Scale Single Blooms – Optical Geometric Prints

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Zero + Maria Cornejo S/S 2014


Fractured Mirror Print – Bold Geometric – Pixelated Glitch – Block Prints – Manipulated Computer Imagery, Kaleidoscopic Aspects – Filtered imager and Pattern Forms

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MM6 Maison Martin Margiela S/S 2014


Blurring and Distortion – Tonal and Monochromatic – Fused Photographic Landscapes – Enlarged Urban Photographic – Translucent Tones – Industrial Beauty

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Marc By Marc Jacobs S/S 2014


Minimal Colour use – Linear Pattern plays – Simplified Pattern – Bold Graphic Shapes – Contour lines – Optical Pattern forms –

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Sass & Bide S/S 2014


Minimal Black & White – Bold Graphic Shapes – Optical Pattern Plays – Monochromatic – Floral Embroidery – Dense and Structured Pattern

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Vera Wang S/S 2014


Ethereal Beauty – Blurring and Distortion – Bleed and Watercolor Markings – Over-scaled Paint Brush Marks -Watery and Aquatic Movement – Painted Brushwork

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These vintage B&W photographs are brought back to life with bold pattern and collage additions. Graphic designer Guy Catling from Colchester, Essex uses the art of collage to express his creativity. Vibrant patterns, folk prints and scalped pictures of carpets add real contrast to some dark photographic subject matter.  See more of Guy’s work on his Flickr and tumblr sites.



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Patricia Rodriguez’s colourful paintings have caught Patternbank’s eye, with their organic dreamlike landscapes, flora and fauna. Rodriguez is inspired by the colourful sand mandalas made by Tibetan monks. Each painting is approached as a means of meditation with an emphasise on spontaneity. Rodriguez works as a freelance artist, muralist, graphic designer and an arts and culture advocate, exhibiting in various galleries and venues across Dallas.


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Patternbank are loving Keiko Nishiyama’s picturesque garden inspired collection from her MA graduate show. Keiko Nishiyama studied BA Fashion and performance in Tokyo. after working for an assistant designer, completed an MA in fashion design at London College of Fashion. The idea of printing ‘hybrid imported plants’ in which new flowers were mixed to create an atmosphere of mystery. All the draft prints are hand-drawn creating the illusion of distance to rearrange and reposition the flowers.

“Anthology of Art”
This collection born out of English picturesque garden. The garden would compare anthology of art. In 18th century,Despite the British devotion to naturalism, features such as ruins and follies hybrid flowers became gradually more and more ornamental. The idea that the inclusion of artificial elements in fact contributes to the concept of a ‘naturalistic garden’



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Gelah Penn’s sculptures and drawing-like forms are thoughtful in both there construction as well as the spaces and voids they are contained in. Working from her Brooklyn studio Penn constructs from a variety of synthetic materials where the colours and components are so carefully considered. The shadows that these scribbled visuals create also add to the visual picture and the overall commotion within. More at


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Patternbank are loving the simply stylish work of Japanese artist Hiroshi Tanabe. Last year Tanabe and Stussy collaborated on a range of graphic T’s featuring his elegant yet vibrant illustrations. He combines simple graphic lines inspired by traditional Japanese woodcuts with a sleek modern aesthetic to produce these eye-catching images. Read more about this facinating artist and see his portfolio at



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Patternbank love the lively and frenzied brushstrokes used in JonOne’s immense canvases. John Perello or JonOne as he is known on the streets of Harlem where he grew up and where graffiti and tags were part of everyday life, now limits his work to canvas. Although JonOne’s work is still on the scale found on the streets of New York. Elements of Jackson Pollock, Jean Dubuffet and Henri Matisse can be seen amidst the colourful urban jungle that make up his style. Check out more of his colourful side of life at


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Patternbank were drawn to these amazing abstracted architectural drawings from Lekan Jeyifous’ ‘Settlement and City Strategies’ series. Though outputted digitally, the drawings possess a textured and painterly quality as a result of combining hand-drawn sketches, industrial textures, surfaces of deteriorated paper, and digital architectural models. See more of Lekan’s work on his portfolio site



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