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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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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.


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

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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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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


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

Libertine Photos via

Anna Sui F/W16


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

Anna Sui Photos via

Vivienne Tam F/W16


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

Vivienne Tam Photos via

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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



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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


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


Paisley Plays inspired Patternbank Studio Designs by AkwaflorellSikdesignEduardo DoreniAkwaflorell.


Floral Tribute


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


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


Sharp Geos


Katie Eary / Salvatore Ferragamo / Emporio Armani / Gucci / Salvatore Ferragamo / Iceberg photos via


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


60’s Boho


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


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


Modern Aztec


Au Jour le Jour / White Mountaineering / Au Jour le Jour / Ports / White Mountaineering / Valentino photos via


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


Tartan Check-out


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


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


Simply Skin


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


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


Ornamental Opulence


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


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


Military Detail


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

In Character


Philipp Plein / JW Anderson / Philipp Plein / Gucci / Mihara Yasuhiro / Iceberg photos via



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


Joseph / Acne / Man / Yohji Yamamoto / James Long / Yohji Yamamoto photos via


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



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


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

Flower Power


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


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 Santalov - Russian Abstraction 001

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.

Maxim Santalov - Russian Abstraction 002


Maxim Santalov - Russian Abstraction 003

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Patternbank returned again this year to sample the latest injection of Uk based Printmakers and Graphic artists, and a growing selection of global talent, exhibiting at last weeks Pick Me Up . This years festival was held at Somerset House, London and ran for 11 days between 24th April and 4th May. Pick Me Up has become the UK’s best contemporary graphic art fair and now in it’s sixth year the show has become a great place to spot new and upcoming talent. Seminars with guest speakers and printmaking workshops make this an unmissable event with original artworks and prints available to purchase. If you missed out this year we’ve put together a selection of exhibitors for you to peruse at your convenience.




French graphic designer Laura Jouan is now based in London since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014. For Pick Me Up, Laura was exhibiting her project Layering Layers, Layering Content, which investigates poster formats. See more work from the artist here.


Moth are a London based animation collective comprising of David Prosser, Daniel Chester and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, the designers began to collaborate on projects and explored a shared love for all things drawn. Moth have produced work for clients such as WWF and  Global Canopy Programme. See more of their captivating animation here.

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Patternbank came across the French painter George Valmier’s vibrant album of Collections Décors et Couleurs, Album No. 1 published in 1929 by Albert Levy. The album contains beautiful prints hand painted in gouache using a stenciling technique known as Pochoir. Décors et Couleurs became a recognised source of inspiration for many abstract painters. Valmier was one of the first painters to pursue the Cubist aesthetic where his colourful work forms a rich, significant and truly original part of the story of Cubism. Be inspired and view the full collection here.


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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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The Patternbank team are loving the creative and unique style of Los Angeles based artist Amir H. Fallah. We admire how Amir intermixes modern technology — digital cameras, and Photoshop in his creative process when building his large scale paintings. Through playing and adjusting colours on his computer, Amir injects new fresh interpretations to his pattern rich artworks. Check out more of his recent work on his site or check out his art and design blog (one of our favourites)



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