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El Gato Chimney paints nature with extraordinary detail, the natural world is given a magical twist, birdlife and other fantastical creatures, dressed in adornments of patterned fabrics, carry their homes, sometimes on fire, wherever they go. El Gato lives and works in Milan, Italy and began his career as a self taught artist, with an interest in graffiti, street art, steampunk culture and surrealism. His research for his work includes subjects such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, spiritualism and tribal art. Check out his Instagram for more of his magical birdlife and the James Freeman Gallery where his paintings are currently on show.

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Dare to enter the dark and enchanting grotto of Mister Finch and allow yourself to be spellbound by the magical creatures within. Leeds based stitch wizard Mister Finch weaves his own style of magic to conjure up this enchanted forest of eccentric woodland creatures. Without any formal training the self taught textile artist spends his time in the depths of Yorkshire, “Flowers, insects and birds really fascinate me with their amazing life cycles and extraordinary nests and behaviour. British folklore is also so beautifully rich in fabulous stories and warnings and never ceases to be at the heart of what I make. Shape shifting witches, moon gazing hares and a smartly dressed devil ready to invite you to stray from the path. Humanising animals with shoes and clothes is something I’ve always done and I imagine them to come alive at night. Getting dressed and helping an elderly shoemaker or the tired housewife” If you love what you see get yourself down to Anthropologie, Kings Road, London where his exhibition is on until 4th Jan and maybe pick up a copy of his book ‘Living in a Fairytale World’.



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If you weren’t fortunate enough to go or you went and would like a recap on Premiére Vision and Indigo Paris in September then this extensive PDF report is exactly what you need to get a concise overview of the event. This report brings you the key print and pattern trend insights making this report an indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments. Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16.

  • 12 Première Vision print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

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12 inspirational Première Vision & Indigo print trends

Micro Texts / Bauhaus Collections / Oiled Surfaces / Rich Textiles / Animal Mix / Framework Textures / Folklore & Fairytales / The Impressionists / New Skin / Expressive Floral / Painted Geos / Obscured Florals


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