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Patternbank have written about Elyse Graham’s colourful work before, with her wonderful synthetic versions of natural crystals or geodes. Graham’s new work, The Black Magic Collection, sees her experimenting with colour and form again, in these unique vessels. Resin is poured into a mold, layer by layer, building the piece from the outside in. Once a piece has reached a desired thickness, it is carved, sanded and hand-polished to reveal hidden layers of colour and unexpected graphic patterns.

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Patternbank are loving this visually enhanced photographic series entitled ‘Constructed’, by artist, illustrator and designer Pawel Nolbert. Pawel blends graphic and photography elements and poses questions like: where does the “photo” end and “graphy” begin?  The use of what tools make it a photography, and distinct it from a graphic? Does it make sense to create that distinction anymore?
Pawel has a high calibre of companies that he has worked for, these include Nike, Google, Apple, Sony and Disney to name a few. See more of his jaw dropping work at nolbert.com

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Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo is a graphic designer and illustrator born in Chile. After graduating from Universidad de Valparaiso, he went on to Escuela de Cine de Chile to specialize in Film Studies. Since 2000, Alvaro has worked as Art Director in design projects and as a Film Editor and Post-producer in audiovisual projects. Alvaro’s illustration work uses a combination of traditional techniques and digital image processing. He has collaborated with print media such as The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Wired, Rolling Stone, New Republic, Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, etc. We’re loving Alvaro’s use of colour and the expressive line-work echoing the features and giving a vibrancy to his subjects. See more of the artist’s work here.

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The Patternbank Team have been analysing the latest Resort 2017 collections and have put together the strongest print trends alongside designs from the Patternbank Online Textile Design Studio that we think perfectly complement each story. The Resort collections give us a sneak preview of what we can expect from the Spring/Summer 2017 Catwalk shows. Slightly more commercially focused, but nevertheless important in their instant availability and timely showings, even the men are getting in on the act showcasing men’s pre-collections alongside womenswear. Watch out for Part 2 later this week.

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Floral Solos » Pink Flowers 02 by dancelstudio / Rachel Zoe / Dreamy Pansy Floral by Mercedes Quevedo / Christopher Kane / Alexis Mabille / Daisies and Anemones by Flavia Suguitani Cintra Esteves / Christian Sirano / Painted Tulip Floral by Jo Mitchell

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest trend tool that focuses on Interiors and Home Print Trends for Autumn/Winter 2017/18. Our interiors team have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print trend report. With over 50 pages of inspirational mood, colour and pattern trend intelligence, this print trend forecast aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments.

  • 4 macro trends, 12 print stories and print direction pages

  • Over 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 directional hand-picked images for Autumn/Winter 2017/18

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

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Pawel Nolbert, a graphic artist from Poland has a vision of the world that is one of bright popping colours and distorting reality, sometimes juxtaposing images to unusual effect, in his words, “We construct our reality in our own way. We do that everyday on our instagrams, blogs and other carefully curated outlets. Knowing that the world around us doesn’t look like this, we somehow want to believe that all those often extremely filtered and post-processed images in our IG stream are actually the real thing.” Check out Nolbert’s Instagram hello colour for a peak into his colourful world.

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We’re very proud to announce our Autumn/Winter 2017/18 print and pattern trend report. Our trend team have researched a wide range of industries to enable us to deliver this directional and commercially relevant print trend forecast. Everything from art, film, catwalk, music, pop culture, emerging brands and upcoming art exhibitions have been analysed.

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The Patternbank team have been busy extracting all the key print looks for you in the final instalment of New York Fashion Week. Once again we saw designers take a trip to the 60’s and 70’s, with Glam rock and bohemian styling being the key print trends coming through from New York this Fall season. Look out for our forthcoming reports on London Fashion Week.

Libertine F/W16

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Modern 60s Graphics & Prints -Pattern Riots – Funky Political Statements – Beautiful Embellishments –  Decorative Typography – OTT Styling & Patchworks

Libertine Photos via Vogue.com

Anna Sui F/W16

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Sixties Enhanced Pattern – Modern Pop Art Plays  – New Biba References  – Psychedelic Prints  – Bohemian 60s Retro Prints

Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.com

Vivienne Tam F/W16

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Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References  – Eclectic Folkloric Plays  – Explored Patchwork & Ikat

Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank are loving these amazing paper cut artworks from Brooklyn based artist Xin Song. Her recent work borrows images from old and discarded magazines. She explains ‘Every day I see, hear, feel and think about the world through magazines which people glance through and then throw away.  For me, I have found importance and value in these materials as in many ways they are mirrored the world around us. Through paper cutting, I try to take what is ordinarily a folk, vernacular form, not very highly regarded in terms of artistic hierarchy, and turn it into a serious high art form.’ Enjoy more of her powerful and delicate work on her website www.xinsong.com.

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Patternbank brings you the Menswear catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2016/17, where the team have put together the strongest print trends together with a selection of designs from the Patternbank online print studio  complimenting each story. The Autumn/Winter collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.

Paisley Plays

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Alexander McQueen / Katie Eary / Etro / White Mountaineering / Gucci / Paul Smith photos via Vogue.com

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Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by AkwaflorellSikdesignEduardo DoreniAkwaflorell.


 

Floral Tribute

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Alexander McQueen / Gucci / Alexander McQueen / Dolce & Gabbana / Casely Hayward / Comme des Garçons Homme Plus photos via Vogue.com

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Floral Tribute inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Oya Gamze KgunerDunya AtaySandra DouseEduardo doreni


 

Sharp Geos

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Katie Eary / Salvatore Ferragamo / Emporio Armani / Gucci / Salvatore Ferragamo / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

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Sharp geo inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Yordanka PoleganovaUrban Rabaglio, Simonetta De SimoneAmy Mathews.


 

60’s Boho

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Valentino / Casely Hayford / Roberto Cavalli / Topman Design / Dries Van Noten / Topman Design photos via Vogue.com

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60’s Boho inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Ruth DuncanEllys BealeOslo PrintsHolly Cooper.


 

Modern Aztec

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Au Jour le Jour / White Mountaineering / Au Jour le Jour / Ports / White Mountaineering / Valentino photos via Vogue.com

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Modern Aztec inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Hanna ViktorssonHanna VictorssonHanna ViktorssonStudimisty.


 

Tartan Check-out

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Vivienne Westwood / Comme des Garçons Shirt / Sacai / Valentino / Mihara Yasuhiro / Etro photos via Vogue.com

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Tartan Check-out inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Shk DesignBurcu KorkmazyurekKrishna MuraleedharanCNR Design.


 

Simply Skin

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Roberto Cavalli / Gucci / Etro / 3.1 Phillip Lim / Costume National / Etro photos via Vogue.com

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Simply Skin inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Susie FosterAhmet SenelAhmet SenelElmira Amirova.


 

Ornamental Opulence

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Etro / Gucci / Umit Benan / James Long / Ralph Loren / Vivienne Westwood photos via Vogue.com

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Ornamental Opulence inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by DFLC PrintsElizabeth RachaelVictoria ANatalia Kravchata.


 

Military Detail

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Casely Hayford / Sibling / Balmain / Alexander McQueen / Dries Van Noten / Alexander McQueen photos via Vogue.com

In Character

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Philipp Plein / JW Anderson / Philipp Plein / Gucci / Mihara Yasuhiro / Iceberg photos via Vogue.com

 

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Patternbank love the bold illustrations by Edinburgh artist Dominic Kesterton, born and raised in York, Kesterton is a natural storyteller putting pen to paper with some wild imagination. Instantly recognisable Kesterton’s illustrations are bold and bright where line moves freely making plant filled worlds with amusing shapes. Kesterton’s projects include work for clients: Converse, Lazy Oaf, Nowbrow, Peckam Print Studio, Creative Edinburgh, Novation, Illustrated Mind, Harvest Skate Co and Outside Apparel. He also runs a risograph printing service and sell T-shirts independently through his online shop Half Joyed. Check out more of his work on his tumblr and instagram account.

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Patternbank brings you part 2 of the Menswear catwalk collections for Spring/Summer 2016, where the team have put together the strongest print trends together with a selection of designs from the Patternbank online print studio  complimenting each story. The Spring/Summer collections are a great indicator as to which print trends will be strong for this season.

Artist’s Studio

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Joseph / Acne / Man / Yohji Yamamoto / James Long / Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

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Artist’s Studio inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Anna-Maria IvstedtBozhidar Svilenov, Violet & OliviaBettina Gackstatter


Birdlife

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Thom Browne / Gucci / Issey Miyaki / Valentino / Louis Vuitton /Dolce & Gabbana photos via Style.com

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Bird Life inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by EJ Designer, Printmuse, StamppaLubica Hlubenova


Flower Power

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Saint Laurent / Julien David / Basso & Brooke / Kit Neale / Berberry /Gucci photos via Style.com & Vogue

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Flower Power inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by Aina Martinez Snape, Green Paz, DFLC PrintsMichelle Kistima-Menser


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Vans have teamed up with the amazing Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami on a limited edition range of their Vault collection for fall 2015. Murakami, known for his contemporary, colourful, graphic, cartoon style has brought to life the Vans classic slip-on, using his “superflat” form with two recurring motifs, the smiling flower and skull patterns. Other items including graphic tees, skate decks and cute toddler slip-ons which have simple single image prints of Murakami’s flower, skull and his famed dog “Pom”, who also features on the inside of the shoes. The collection is available from June 27th at select stores.

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A heatwave has come just in time for the first week of Wimbledon, (29th June – 12th July) and with temperatures up in the 30’s and getting hotter this week you’ll need to look cool on the court. This collaboration with Mary Katrantzou and Adidas Originals is right on queue. A range of crazy prints on tennis inspired skirts and dresses plus cute bomber jackets, track pants and cool pool slides will certainly make you stand out from the crowd from the usual tennis set. Check out the rest of the collection here and enjoy the sun!

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Maxim started drawing after school in Moscow while waiting for his grandmother to finish work in the hairdressers, he created small intricate artworks on the magazine covers. This developed into a daily ritual and a serious passion. The No Man’s Art Gallery in Amsterdam picked up on Maxim’s work and organised for him to come over to Amsterdam and work in their gallery for a month. You can find more of Santalov’s amazing work over on the No Man’s Art Gallery site.

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We have 2 versions of our complete Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report 3 x PDF Bundle. The PDF only version contains our Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report at a great value price of £100, a saving of £50 if you were to buy all 3 separately.

Then we have a version that contains all of the above plus 128 exclusive royalty-free Stock designs expertly curated from the Patternbank Studio. This is priced at £300 which is a massive saving of over £3,000 compared to buying 128 Stock designs from the Studio. So if you are looking for lots of on-trend, directional prints at a great price for the Spring/Summer 2016 season then this is for you.

  • 24 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • Over 120 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 on trend hand-picked colour images

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each print trend with TCX Pantone references

BUY 3 x REPORT COLLECTION


Patternbank Textile Design Studio Version with 128 Stock Designs

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In addition to the PDF Only version you get 128 hand-picked textile designs from some of the amazingly talented designers on the Patternbank Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 16 strong directional print trend stories.

Included in the Patternbank Studio version:

  • All of the above from the PDF only version plus

  • 128 hi-res hand picked ready to use images (8 prints per trend story) from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded PDF with linked thumbnails of all 128 textile designs

BUY 3 x REPORT COLLECTION + 128 DESIGNS

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Painter and road tripper Mae Chevrette is a self taught artist who loves to explore the world around her using her photography and found objects to inspire her work. Patternbank particularly love her use of the written word and layering of collage to create these wonderful prints that would look fantastic as printed T-shirts. Mae lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts, you can purchase prints of her work on Etsy and follow her travels on her blog.

 

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