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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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Not for the faint hearted, these mind warping art statements are the work of Argentinian artist Felipe Pantone. His work is a mix of graffiti, graphic pattern, kinetic art and visual abstraction. Now based in Valencia, Spain Felipe creates street art with a unique graphic look. Clashing colours, optical pattern plays and 80s edged gradients are explored to stunning effect. See more of his work at

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Patternbank are loving the playful geometric work of German designer Ruben Fischer. Bold colour and striking graphic layouts appear throughout Fischer’s fresh modern artworks. Stripes, simple shapes, scribbles, graphic key lines and graph paper are taken through an abstract process to create some captivating visual statements. Fischer recently graduated from  HfG Offenbach University of Art & Design and is currently working at Hort creative studios in Berlin. See more of his work on his tumblr –

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The Patternbank team returned to Kensington Olympia once again for Top Drawer & Home‘s Autumn 2015 show. With a wealth of new and innovative designers on show in the Spotted at Top Drawer area, curated by the freelance writer and author Charlotte Abrahams, the show was as vibrant as ever. Top Draw’s Academy Masterclass showcased an impressive crowd of top entrepreneurs and business experts, from Wayne Hemingway, MBE to Patricia van der Akker from The Design Trust, not to mention Patternbank’s very own Trend Editor, Neil Elliott, all taking centre stage to inspire and innovate. Here’s a little taste of Patternbank’s Top picks from the show.


French illustrator and printmaker Hellomarine, now Uk based spends her time working on various projects balancing her time between commissioned work and personal projects. Her bold and colourful work has appealed to an impressive list of clients from Lacoste to The NY Times. See more on her website here



Super LdN was created by Steven after a 10 year stint as a retailer on portobello Road. These unique cards challenge the generic greeting card market with quirky elements and punky themes, each card is like a small work of art. See the full collection here.


Design and printmaking duo Orwell and Goode are based in the Scottish borders creating their individual collections of printed homewares from their studio in a converted stable block. Read more about their story and see their full range of products here

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Patternbank brings you the second snapshot of strongest graduates from the  New Designers Part 2  & D&AD’s New Blood Graduate shows. The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the shows. Part 2 of the New Designers  show focuses on Illustration, Graphic Design and product design courses. D&AD’s New Blood which is situated in Shoreditch is a powerhouse of visual communication courses showcasing the next generation of graduates keen to impress. These events are the ultimate opportunity to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.


India – Taylor Smith (Middlesex University), Andrew Tickner (University of Westminster) / Lauren White (Arts University Bournemouth), Sampada Gurung (Falmouth Illustration), Georgina Ridler (Plymouth College of Art)



Kyle Jackson (University of Wolverhampton), Chelsea Smith (Nottingham Trent University) / Lana Cross (University of Derby), Sam Brown (Plymouth College of Art), Tom Exon (Buckinghamshire New University)



Leah Trengove (Plymouth College of Art),  Gemma Taylor (University of Herfordshire) / Lauren McNab (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), Dom Tsoi (Plymouth College of Art)

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Patternbank love the freshness of hand crafted techniques that mix with graphic subject matter. Here Australian studio Maricor/Maricar create awe inspiring visual statements through the use of embroidered thread. Colourful pattern work, quirky typographical statements and beautiful mark marking visuals are studied then recreated through embroidered techniques. These guys have been around for a while now but are pushing the boundaries between illustrated materials and true stand alone art pieces – amazing stuff! They have recently worked with the likes of Vogue Japan, Wired magazine and Saatchi & Saatchi. Check out more of their incredible work on their site



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We love the energy and vibrant colour plays of Jason Woodside’s visual art statements. Woodside is a New York based painter and attended the school of visual arts in NYC. Mixing bands of kaleidoscope pattern within geometric structures give Woodside’s work its unique edge. We recently saw his work at Paris store Colette, where you are able to buy his art. Woodside has an impressive list of brands he has already collaborated with, these include Michel Roux, Obey, Von Zipper, Adidas and Saturdays Surf to name a few. See more of Jason work on his portfolio site



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With the huge trend of hand crafted pattern work and illustrations currently being preferred over digital looks, these artworks caught our eye recently.  These striking permanent marker illustrations are the creative work of South Carolina based artist Hollis Brown Thornton. We love her take on modern retro, using colourful composition mixes to create these amazing depictions of old cassette tapes, Video tapes and forgotten video game case graphics.(with some cool wallpaper backgrounds to finish things off!) See more of her visual blasts from the past on her portfolio site



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Patternbank love the work of American artist Jen Stark and spotted a recent installation at Miami International Airport that took our breath away. Know more for her multi coloured paper sculptures, Stark has been on the art radar for quite a while now. This amazing large scale public mural is a mix of glorious colour and hypnotic pattern plays. See more of Jen’s work on her site



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The Patternbank team recently spotted these analogue inspired artworks from artist WorkByKnight. Patternbank featured some of WorkByKnight’s stunning work a couple of years back and we were excited to see his new creations that delve back into the 80’s. Australian based artist WBK has collected and assembled found keyboard buttons from calculators, computers, phones and typewriters to create some iconic old school 80’s electronics. Find more of his amazing work on his site here.



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Grady McFerrin is an illustrator, designer and hand-letterer, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A true traditionalist using the old classic materials like pencil, pen, brush, ink, paint and cut paper, McFerrin achieves a unique quality to his work which sets it apart from others. The intensity and brightness of colour keeps things fresh and his individual, fun and quirky style make his illustrations look new but with a nod to vintage book illustration. McFerrin has produced a range of gorgeous stationery for Chronicle Books and his work appears on wine bottles, magazines, book covers and countless ad campaigns. You can see more of his amazing talent at


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The Patternbank team stumbled upon these intricate type and pattern formations created by Dutch artist Hansje Van Halem. Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2003 and now works as an independent graphic designer. She has great love for typography, book design and all other types of printed matter. We love Hansje’s pattern Sketchbook which is is a compilation of self generated, commissioned, applied, rejected and unfinished sketches, type drawings, experiments, patterns and failures made between 2003 and 2013.




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Patternbank brings you our second print highlight report on the recent London A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Burberry Prorsum A/W 2014/15

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Painterly Blooms – Flowing Pattern – Brushstroke Florals – Contrasting Geometric Pattern – Oversized Prints – High Contrast Pattern – Mixed Scale – One Colour Prints – Hand Painted Motif

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Temperley London A/W 2014/15

Mosaic Patterns – Rococo motifs – Art Déco Inspired Prints – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Art Nouveau Florals – Mirrored Decorations & Mosaic Fragments – Border Print Statements – Historic Decoration

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Erdem A/W 2014/15


Opulent Floral Motifs – Doily-like Embroidered  – Eighteenth-Century Botanical Prints – Applique and Embroidered Looks – Laser Cut-Outs – Intricate Botanicals

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Mary Katrantzou A/W 2014/15

Sophisticated Symmetry – Hyper Tribal Inspired –  Totems Opulence – Applique and Embroidered  – Embroidery-Encrusted Design – Intricate Tribal Inspired Prints – Rich High Contrast Pattern

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Peter Pilotto A/W 2014/15


Bold Geometric Structure – Graphic Embroidery Looks – Earth and Landscape Print Elements – Geometric & Floral Mash ups – Bold Overlaid Pattern Statements – Abstract Forms – Colour Blocking Effects

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Paul Smith A/W 2014/15

Wallpaper Inspired Prints – Damask Jacquards – Persian Carpets – Colour Blocked Prints – Pinstripe Mixes – Foulards & Paisley Elements – Polka Dot Use

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Huishan Zhang A/W 2014/15


Beautiful Oversized Blooms – Polka Dot Expression – Oriental Inspired Florals –  Stork Motifs – Subtle Color Combinations – Embellished Floral Pattern – Dark Floral Silhouette Effects – Lace Layered Pattern

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Topshop Unique A/W 2014/15

Snake Skin Plays – Tattoo-Style Thread Embroidery- Inked Floral Pattern – Either Engineered Placement or Allover Repeat – Large-Scale Floral Bouquets – Bugs, Birds and Nature Drawings

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New wave pop art clashes with the urban landscape in these colourful artworks of Tristan Eaton. Based in Los Angeles Eaton career path includes graffiti artist, painter, illustrator, skater and toy designer. His work mixes many art techniques to create unique and bold modern day pop art statements. Easton’s early graffiti roots took him into toy design which lead him to be involved in the creation of KidRobot. Eaton quotes that his goal is to bring art to people who wouldn’t ordinarily have access. His company Thunderdog studios has already collaborated with an impressive selection of brands including Disney, Puma, Dell and Google.



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Patternbank loves this vibrant new collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 from Basso & Brooke Studio. Their new season’s range has the signature Basso & Brooke digital trickery with layers of contrasting pattern plays. All-over photographic prints of texture and folds, sit against multicoloured collaged prints and sharp monochromatic pattern. Crisp B&W numerical simplicity mixes with a psychedelic floral riot, and even digital camo, traditional tartan and  manipulated animal skins find their place in this feast of pattern and texture. See more from the Eye popping Basso & Brooke Studio here.




Patternbank brings you our selection of the key print highlights from London’s Menswear Catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2014. With bold shapes, super-sized futuristic images, and photographic monochrome allover prints, these collections deliver a vibrant and eye-catching pattern mix.

Alan Taylor – Fall 2014


Cut Up Graphic Shapes – Flat Painted Brushwork – Oversized Imagery – Minimal Colour Use – Abstract Pattern – Screen Printed Garments

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Kay Kwok – Fall 2014


Ombré Backgrounds – Glitch and Distortion – All-over Print Layouts – Futuristic Pattern Mixes – Regimented Pinstripes – Digital Pattern

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Jonathan Saunders – Fall 2014

College Preppy Looks – Polka Dots – Blazer Stripes – Arts and Craft style print – Bleached Out – Harlequin Diamonds – Vivid Knits

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Christopher Kane – Fall 2014

Conversational Scientific Imagery – Quirky Colour Combos – Optical and Sculptural Constructions – Digital Print – Molecular Design

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Alexander McQueen – Fall 2014


Photographic Prints of Lucien Freud – Super sized Imagery – Tonal and Monochromatic – Traditional Plaids – Embroidered Poetry Extracts

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Casely-Hayford – Fall 2014

 All-over Wood Effect Prints – Blurred Tartan – Large Scale Florals – Inverted Colour Plays – Pixillated Animal Placements – Monochrome Stripes

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James Long – Fall 2014


Bold Colour Blocking – Cut Out Placements – Modernist Print Styles – Spliced Graphics – Perforated Texture – Matisse Collage – Quilted and Ruched

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J.W.Anderson – Fall 2014


Bold Stripes – Mondrian Arrangements – Simplistic Floral Jacquard – Floral Camo Looks – Oversized Rib Knits – Neutral Colour Combos

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These beautiful angular formations are just a hand full of visuals from a daily project created by artist Justin Maller. Maller a Australian freelance illustrator and art director  has been creating digital art for over twelve years. Maller explains ‘FACET was born out of a desire to just play and experiment as I did when I first started making art. Over the decade plus I’ve been creating work, I had evolved to a place where I was obsessed with refining my pieces, pouring more and more hours in to them, tweaking and picking and murdering any chance of having any fun.’ Check out more images from Justin’s digital challenge where he explores colour, overlaid structures and amazing angular formations –



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