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Patternbank recently discovered the beautiful work of artist Tiffany Bozic and were interested to find out more about her work. Tiffany is a painter from Marin, California and has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Her work on first glance is of detailed nature scenes but on closer inspection surreal metaphorical elements can be found, presenting a vision of life’s struggles and triumphs that are largely autobiographical. The subjects she paints are inspired both from extensive travels to wild places, and the research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Franscisco. Over the years, Bozic has developed a complex process of masking and staining so the natural grain can collaborate with each composition using multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint on maple panels of wood. Check out her instagram here for updates on new work.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you work?

I travel to remote corners of the world, often with teams of scientists, then return to my studio to create detailed acrylic paintings on maple panels. I also host the Unlocked Art Lab at the CA Academy of Sciences. I have been showing in NYC for the past 10 years, but for this next chapter I’m switching gears to show on the west coast for a number of group shows this summer. I currently have a series of new paintings exploring the five elements of nature celebrating native PNW plants and animals, at Talon Gallery in Portland, OR. We are also publishing another monograph of my paintings this year with Gingko Press.

What creatively inspires you?

I try to spend as much time as I can outdoors, travel, my relationships to myself and those I cherish.  In other words, I’m inspired by love & curiosity.

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Patternbank love the intricate work of artist and collector Kate Kato, we got in touch to discover more about her work process and what inspires her to create these beautiful paper and fabric sculptures. Kate lives in the Welsh boarders just outside the small town of Ross on Wye, where her natural environment inspires her daily.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you work?

Using recycled paper, fabric and wire I try to capture the delicate detail and beauty of nature. Influenced by plants, insects and found objects, I create intricate, life-sized sculptures and arrange them into collections and dioramas. I have always been fascinated by the natural world and for me my work is very nostalgic, taking me back to my childhood and the curiosity that fuelled my creativity. My work aims to encourage curiosity and promote an awareness of the environment. I want to bring the small, hidden and overlooked details into the public eye and encourage people to consider their importance.

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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS18. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 30 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.

  • 5 Print trend stories: Electric Jungle / Orbital / Geo Dazzle /Ethnic Spirit / Oriental Creatures

  • Each trend theme is broken down into mood, print direction, graphic direction & colour

  • Over 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 50 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with 5 main trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS18.

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These strangely captivating images are the photomontage project of Paris based photographer Seb Janiak. Named Minessis, which is a Greek word for imitation. To create each artwork Janiak scours antique stores and taxidermist shops to find examples of wings which he then photographs at extremely high resolution. The pieces are digitally edited and pieced together into flower-like forms (a sort of meta mimic of a mimic) which are then output as chromogenic prints measuring nearly 6 feet square. The Patternbank team are loving the beautiful irregular textures and colour patterns created in these amazing art pieces. See more of Seb Janiak’s inspirational work here.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of print designer Dunya Atay in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Dunya has been a designer here at Patternbank from the start, her designs range from hand drawn florals and foliage to textures and photo based patterns and she has designed for companies such as ASOS, River Island and Jack & Jones.  Check out more of Dunya’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at London Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 2 of the highlights from the London shows. The current trend for mixing different eras continued with the 1930’s and 40’s appearing heavily on the catwalk as well as the 70’s glam rock styles with a touch of Ziggy Stardust. Eccentric women in all their glory with beautiful florals and lace with a few wacky added touches like rain hats at Christopher Kane. Watch out for Milan Fashion Week live on the site later this week.

Christopher Kane A/W 16/17

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Fused Lace and Felt – Dusty Rose Prints – Delicate Lace Drawings – Big Bouquets – Crafted Crochet – Felted Mixtures – Exccentric Add Ons – Over Scaled Embroidery Badges – Ribbons and Trailing Embroidery Stems

Christopher Kane photos via Vogue.com

Peter Pilotto A/W 16/17

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Placement Embroidery Stories – Icy Texture – Nordic Leave Pattern – Abstract Frozen Landscapes – Frosted Snow Pattern – Lacey knits – Nordic Diamond Prints  – Alpine Knit Designs

Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.com

Burberry A/W 16/17

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70’s Swirly Pattern – Oversized 70’s Floral – Python Skin Prints – Glam Rock Style – Soft Plaid Tartans – Luxe and Lustre – Abstract Geometric Tiles – Stylised 70’s Lustred Florals

Burberry photos via Vogue.com

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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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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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Today we are featuring the work of textile print designer Simonetta De Simone in our ongoing series highlighting the fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. Simonetta is an artist/ illustrator who after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy worked with advertising and communication agencies.

Patternbank love her work which is varied in styles from beautiful painted floral work with intricate textured backgrounds to more graphic and photo real designs. Simonetta has a real talent for creating beautiful textures which often feature skins and other clever surface patterns. Check out more of her amazing designs on her profile page here. The featured design above is Strange Garden and is available exclusively on the Patternbank Studio as are all the designs shown here.

Simonetta also has many designs in Patternbank Premium our exclusive area for key buyers in the fashion industry. Patternbank Premium offers one-off bespoke designs (once a design is sold it is instantly removed from the site), this section of the site is a members-only area where you need to apply for access.

High Contrast Pattern available exclusively on our Online Textile Print Design Studio

 

Tribal available exclusively on our Online Textile Print Design Studio

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Be inspired by our next round up of the Menswear Collections for Spring/Summer 15 at the Paris catwalk shows. Patternbank have edited the key print looks for this season which showed strong bold pattern mixing from geometric brights and muted brush marks to Ikat ethnics and whimsical animals.

Comme des Garçons Shirt S/S 15

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Bold Geometrics – Optical Pattern – Kaleidoscopic Print Mixes – Patched Gingham & Retro Floral – Polka Dots – Clashing Brights – Psychedelic movement – Fractured Geometrics

Comme des Garçons Shirt photos via Style.com

Yohji Yamamoto S/S 15

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Kaleidoscopic Pattern – Muted Colour Pallet – Inky Brush Marks – Folds and Highlights – Simplistic Mandala – Dry Brush Work – Indonesian Textiles – Over Printed Pattern – Textured Backgrounds

Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

Raf Simons S/S 15

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Japanese Landscape Prints – Bold Graphic Pattern – Over-scaled Imagery – Hokusai Paintings – Photographic Placements – Graphic Florals – Wave Prints – Checker Board Collage

Raf Simons photos via Style.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 15

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Illustrated Landscape – Ethnic and Stripe Mix – Ikat and Foulard Pattern Pieces – Over Dyed Check – Ombré Dye Techniques – Oversized Patched Denim – Abstract Camouflage Pattern

Marc by Marc Jacobs photos via Style.com

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Patternbank love these beautiful botanical illustrations found on sdoshimizutumblr.com. We couldn’t find much information about them except their title SH404 illustration so would love to hear more about the artist. The simplicity in their arrangement, subtle colours with faded shadow backgrounds and other hand drawn and printed details, give them a feeling of oriental botanical plates which show great beauty.

 

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the final instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Alexander McQueen A/W 2014/15

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Beautiful Feather Texture – Ethereal and Magical – Sculptural Pattern Relief – Iridescent Colour – Hand-cut Feathers – Moth and Butterfly Wings – Wild Fur Creations – Rich Dévoré – Feathers and Plumes

Alexander McQueen photos via Style.com

 

Junko Shimada A/W 2014/15

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Bold Colour palettes – Large Scale Abstract – Artistic Prints – Painterly Illustrations – Abstract Leaf Pattern – Peacock Plumes – Textured Feather Details – Expressive Shapes – Large Scale Placements

Junko Shimada photos via Fashionising.com

 

Jean Charles De Castelbajac A/W 2014/15

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Illustrative Bird Prints – Bold Blazer Stripes – Star Constellations – Characterful Portraits – Pen Line Detail – Primary Colour – Bold Placements – Quirky Illustrations – Camouflage Faces

Jean Charles De Castelbajac photos via Style.com

 

Valentino A/W 2014/15

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Richly Embroidered Tulle – Exotic Birds and Trees – Fluttering Butterfly Wings  – Exquisite Botanical Florals – Dark Backgrounds – Subtle Colourings – Harlequin Patchwork – Fantastical Animal Prints

Valentino photos via Style.com

 

Moncler Gamme Rouge A/W 2014/15

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Botanical Floral Prints – William Morris Style – Monochromatic Colour – Graffiti Art Pattern – Camouflage Botanical – Graffiti Texture – Pattern Patchwork – Overprinted Drips – Simple Florals – Two Colour Prints

Moncler Gamme Rouge photos via Style.com

 

Hermès A/W 2014/15

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Persian Textiles References – Tile and Motif Pattern – Turquoise Colour Accents – Decorative Pattern Detail – Border and Panel Layouts – Graphic Architectural Details – Ornate Leaf and Grasses

Hermès photos via Style.com

 

Chanel A/W 2014/15

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Geometric Shapes – Colour Blocks – Building Block Pattern – Applique Quilt Designs – Cross Hatched Lines – Micro Dots – Crayon Texture – Multicoloured and Metallic

Chanel photos via Style.com

 

Zuhair Murad A/W 2014/15

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Butterfly and Dragonfly wings – Mixing Details – Dipped and Dyed – Stencil Cut-outs – Lace Wing Pattern – Blurred and Shaded Areas – Monochromatic – Abstract Pattern

Zuhair Murad photos via Style.com

Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the second instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming AW14 Catwalk Print & Pattern report.

Undercover A/W 2014/15

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Ethnic Lace Pattern – Modern Toile De Jouy Borders – Full Cover Prints – Super Scale Wallpaper Style – Indigo Blues – Heraldry References – Colourful Tartans – Bold Striped Sashes – Decorative Details

Undercover photos via Style.com

 

John Galliano A/W 2014/15

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Abstract Paint Splatters – Animal Print Texture – Raised and 3 Dimensional Prints – Blown Up Distortion – Metallic Accents – Experimental Paint – Speckled Areas – Scaley Textures – Crocodile Skin

John Galliano photos via Style.com

 

Givenchy A/W 2014/15

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Statement Butterfly Placements – Bold Butterfly Abstracts – Painterly Watercolours – Blown Up Butterfly Wings – Inky Leopard Skin – Soft and Blurred Butterfly Prints – Abstract Pattern Shapes – Snakeskin

Givenchy photos via Style.com

 

Leonard A/W 2014/15

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Chinese and Chinoiserie Prints – Subtle Mark Making – Isolated Flower Blooms – Dark Backgrounds – Micro Geometric Pattern – Feather Prints – Highly Embroidered Craft – Weird and Wonderful Florals

Leonard photos via Style.com

 

Vivienne Westwood A/W 2014/15

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Chain Link Prints – Historical Costume References – Fish Scale Surfaces – Bold Stripes – Vintage Hawaiian Prints – Slogan Graphics – Bold Plaid and Blanket Checks – Foulard Tie Prints – Pattern Swirls

Vivienne Westwood photos via Style.com

 

Sacai A/W 2014/15

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Brash Tartan – Layered Scarf Prints – Scale Variation – Micro Geometric Pattern – Border and Panel Prints – Navaho Blanket Pattern – Rich Dévoré Velvet – Ornamental and Decorative – Vivid Colour

Sacai photos via Style.com

 

Akris A/W 2014/15

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Planet Surfaces – Marbled and Blurred Pattern – Rippled Texture – Halo Effects – Night Vision Photography – Abstract Distortion – Flowing Lines – Spray Paint Effects – Soft Graduated Colour – Bold Sweeping Line

Akris photos via Style.com

 

Giambattista Valli A/W 2014/15

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Animal Prints Effects – Rorschach Inkblot Patterns – Symmetrical Pattern Plays – Soft Brushed Inks – Large Scale Botanicals – Blooming Rose Prints – Beautifully Painted – Placed Layouts – Strong Ink Marks – Bold Statements

Giambattista Vali photos via Style.com

 

Chloé A/W 2014/15

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Drawn Linear – Black and White Contrasts – Contour Lines – Graphic Abstract Shapes – Memphis Textile References – Black and White Spot Plays –  Super Simple Pattern – Star Appliqué Inserts – Creative Yarn Embroidery

Chloé photos via Style.com

 

Maiyet A/W 2014/15

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Optical Black and White – Micro Spot and Dots – Punch Card Patterns – Triangular and Linear – Ethnic Zig Zag Stripes – Smart Geometrics – Maze-like Drawings – Two Colour Prints

Maiyet photos via Style.com

 

Yohji Yamamoto A/W 2014/15

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Expressive Paint Marks – Graffiti Artworks – Super Scale Floral Blooms – Clashing Colour – Black Backgrounds – Surreal Imagery – Outer Space Illustrations – Crazy Cartoons – Expressive Drawn Quality

Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent London 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 forthcoming reports on Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Mary Katrantzou S/S 2014

Bejewelled Photographical Prints – Super Enlargements – 3-D Trickery – Shadowed Imagery – Trompe L’oeil Playfulness

Mary Katrantzou photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Jonathan Saunders S/S 2014

Graduated Ombre – Muted Dip-Dyes – Soft Focus Florals – Simplified Linear Drawings – Mixing Elements – Surprising Colour Combos

Jonathan Saunders photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

 Peter Pilotto S/S 2014

Structured Geometry – Architectural Lines – Infinity Drawings – Ombre Stripes – Orchid Lace Patterns – Abstract Overlays

Peter Pilotto photos via Vogue.co.uk 

 

Belle Sauvage S/S 2014

Exotic and Exuberant Florals – Bejewelled Photomontages – Statement Prints – Animal Idols – Vivid Brashness – Leopard and Zebra Prints – Peacock Feathers and Parrot Plumage

Belle Sauvage photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tata Naka S/S 2014

Ballet Russes Inspired – Picasso Style Paintings – Jigsaw Puzzle Colour Blocking – Graphic and Type Abstracts – Primary Colour and Pastel Use

Tata Naka photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Maria Grachvogel S/S 2014

Smeared and Smudged – Blurring and Distortion – Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Paint Splatterings – Monochromatic and Sepia Tones

Maria Grachvogel photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Matthew Williamson S/S 2014

Dragonflies and Butterfly Wings – Wild English Gardens – Bold Graffiti Prints – Hand-drawn Character – Border Graduations – Scribbles and Sketching Style

Matthew Williamson photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Giles S/S 2014

Goth Inspired Prints – Faded Film Stills – Signature Lip Motifs – Sepia Tones and Coloured Hues – Scattered Layouts

Giles photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 2014

Floral Clusters – Fine Art Painterly Prints – Romantic Distressed Blooms – Worn-out Textured Looks – Oil Paint Palettes

Vivienne Westwood Red Label photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

The Patternbank team visited Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair at Brunel’s Old Station last weekend. The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is simple, yet unique: a relaxed, inspiring environment and lots of good quality contemporary art. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst walking the show. Check the website for more information on exhibiting artists and galleries and dates for other cites the fair is visiting.

Antlers Gallery

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Harlequin Gallery and The Marle Gallery

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Fourwalls Contemporary Art

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Patternbank love these paintings by Iowa artist Susan Chrysler White. Susan experiments with a variety of techniques, printing and pouring paint to create intense layers and depth in her paintings. Explorations in the bilateral Roscharch-like image and organic inspired figures can be found hidden within decorative elements of her work. The result is real vibrancy and powerful plays with pattern and form, mixing elements of sculpture and movement. Check out more of her work and incredible 3D-like chandeliers at susanchryslerwhite.com

 

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