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The Patternbank team are once again loving Lisa Krannichfeld’s mixed media artworks that incorporate watercolour and intense pattern plays. We featured Lisa back in 2015 but spotted some of her powerful new work recently.
Lisa was born and raised in Little Rock, AR in an interesting cultural mix of a Chinese family living in the American South. Her experiences growing up in these two intermixing cultures and their traditions have greatly influenced her work, which primarily focuses on the woman as its subject. Her expressive portraits refute the traditional portrayal of women being passive subjects to gaze upon, evident in their disinterested, and at times defiant expressions. Breaking traditions further, Lisa often uses traditional Chinese ink and watercolour materials in a nontraditional uncontrolled, free-flowing way often mixed with unconventional materials. See more of her stunning work on her website or check out her work at The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles March 15-18.

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Patternbank brings you our latest in-depth catwalk trend report. Highlighting the key Spring/Summer 2018 Print and Pattern trends from the latest New York, London, Paris and Milan catwalk and runway shows. The team has gathered information from the designer’s collections and compiled a selection of the most prominent print looks trending for SS 2018 together with an insight into the key colours for the season.

  • 10 print trend stories for Spring/Summer 2018
  • Over 68 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
  • Over 400 on trend hand-picked images
  • Covers New York, London, Paris & Milan SS18 shows
  • The top 24 print focused shows highlighted
  • 6 colour trends for SS18
  • The essential print catwalk analysis trend report for every brand, designer, and studio.
  • Fantastic value – £60/$75/€70


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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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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 beautiful work of textile artist Karen Nicol is a must see and in her newest series of mixed media creations: The Edge of the Woods, Nicol pushes the word embroidery to it’s limits. Using fine jewellery and pearls, collaged photographic negatives and other gorgeous materials like taffeta, chiffon and leather these woodland animals are brought to life, dressed in all their finery. Nicol began her career in fashion producing specialty embroidery for Clements Ribeiro, Matthew Williamson, John Rocha, Anthropologie, Givenchy, Chloe and Chanel. The exhibition is at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York from 15th October – 9th November 2014.



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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent Part 2 New Designers Graduate show. The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.


All images copyright ©Olivia Mae Brown  2014, Leeds College of Art & Design



All images copyright ©Stephanie Chadwick 2014, Northbrook College



All images copyright ©James Skinner 2014, Falmouth University

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Merijn Hos is an illustrator and visual artists based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and on personal projects, exhibitions and independent publishing. The Patternbank team love Hos’s quirky pattern plays and surreal subject matter explorations. See more of his mind bending creations using print, pattern and illustration at his personal 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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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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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

Charles EmersonRose Sanderson @ Antlers Gallery


Harlequin Gallery and The Marle Gallery

Clare Schimdt Norris @ Harlequin GalleryEmma Forrester @ The Marle Gallery


Fourwalls Contemporary Art

Myung Nam AnBecky Blair @ Fourwalls Contemporary Art

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These beautiful set of photographs of decaying orchids, roses and leaves were shot by Billy Kidd, an extremely talented photographer based in New York. Usually confined to the bin at this stage of their life, Billy captures the immense beauty, faded colours, wrinkles and fine details of the decaying flowers and foliage on a black background which adds to the subtle drama. Check out more of his amazing photographs on his Tumblr – I was shot by Billy Kidd.


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In this report Patternbank brings you our print and pattern highlights from the recent London A/W 2013 Fashion Week. Here we have selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for the Fall / Winter 2013 Season. Check back soon for Part 2 of the London Fashion Week print report, which we are currently working on!

Holly Fulton A/W 2013


Geometric Pattern & Patchwork  – Regimented Lipstick prints – 3D Structure Pattern – Tiger & Bear Face Graphic Motifs – Collaged Workings – M.C. Escher Inspired Geometric Cube Prints – Twisted Art Deco Plays

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Clements Ribeiro A/W 2013


Folk Borders – Geometric Impact – Folkloric influences – Tapestry Patterns – Brazilian ‘Chita’ Floral Placements – Grid and Colourblock Layouts – Tartan – Animal Print References

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KTZ A/W 2013


Deconstructed Tarot & Playing Card Elements – High Contrast Pattern Combos – Pop Tribalism – Leather Patchwork Pattern – Intense Pattern Mixes – Kaleidoscope Print Build-Ups

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Giles A/W 2013


Gold Foil Print Highlights – Neon Folk Looks – Photographic Fractured Prints – Abstracted Photo Prints – Oversized Ikat Prints

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Christopher Kane A/W 2013


Re-energised Camouflage Prints – Sculptural Geometric Structures – Brain Motifs – Charles Rennie Mackintosh References – 60s Visual Plays

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Erdem A/W 2013


Oversized Sequins  – Dark Grounds – Abstracted Prints – Mixing of Blurred and In Focus Forals – Damask References – Lace and Rose Layered Looks – Scattered Pattern Structures

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Jean-Pierre Braganza A/W 2013


Panoramic Landscape Print  – Mathematical Ratio References  –  Dystopian Visuals – Infinity Sci-Fi Borders – Digital Experimentation – Print Structures Inspired by The Golden Ratio – Smoky Looks

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Part 2 of Patternbank’s London’s Print & Pattern Highlight report will be live shortly.

With brave new worlds and tropical wonderlands, two key trends coming through for Spring/Summer 2014, Patternbank wanted to share the amazing work of Russian graphic artist Tatiana Plakhova. Her complex and mesmerizing digital paintings trace natural floral forms and biological studies in intense mathematic linear state. Check out her portfolio site for a glimpse into her science fiction-like botanical garden

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The strive for perfection is clearly evident in Rene Rickabaugh’s Paintings. Known throughout the Northwest of America for his “molecular” images of flowers and birds, the Portland painter draws the eye into a world of precision, colour and mystery suggestive of folk art from Mexico, the Middle East or India. Looking at the paintings it’s hard to believe a humans hand could of made such small and numerous delicate marks. Even more staggering is that he paints in water-colour. Rickabaugh achieves his perfect, static precision by applying layers of varnish or epoxy over paint, which seals the paint onto the paper. Rickabaugh studied ballet once and its contrasts of effort and grace. A dancer strives to give the impression of lightness and ease while working like a ditch-digger. The audience must not see her sweat. Such comparisons with his Art make you realise the sheer determination he strives in pursuit of perfection. We think he has achieved it!  See more at and at

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