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Patternbank love the colour and movement created in these photographs by New York artist Kim Kleever. Reminiscent of historical landscape artists like Turner and the Hudson River School, Kleever assembles miniature scenes in a 200 gallon tank and then submerges them in water. Paint is dispersed through the water creating these random abstract images which he then photographs with stunning results. Check out his Instagram for some beautiful colour inspiration.

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The Patternbank team recently discovered these beautiful sketches by Jessie LeBaron. Jessie heads up a boutique garden design studio based in Brooklyn, New York. Their primary focus is plants, in all their glory, but Jessie was originally trained as a painter and has been the reciepant of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting as well as a Starr scholar at the Royal Academy of Art in London.  She has been an avid nature lover since childhood and has worked as a professional hands-on gardener and designer for over a decade.  She continues to paint, draw and make pottery in her free time. See more from Jessie LeBaron Gardens here.

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Cruschiform is a French creative studio based in Paris, they work on a variety of projects from illustrative forms to full art direction and graphic design solutions. The studio was founded in 2007 by Marie-laure Cruschi with the intention to continuously experiment and explore new areas to challenge limitations. Marie-Laure says “My art grows into the poetry of simple modular forms. Little by little, my graphic vocabulary get more and more figurative, driving me to new narratives territories, without losing sight that I believe the best work is a combination of a keen mind, a great know-how, a good dose of insight and a bit of malice”. See more from Cruschiform here.

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The Patternbank Team have analysed all the key print trends at Paris Fashion Week and today we bring you Part 1 of the highlights from the shows. There were patterns in abundance on the Paris catwalk with bright billowy Indian floral prints and paisley pattern from Leonard to a more sombre dark mood of the 1920’s in dark devoré velvets and cheetah and leopard patterns at Dries Van Noten. Watch out for the final instalment of Paris Fashion Week tomorrow.

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Silk Scarf Printed Layouts – 60’s Paisley Prints – Indian Paisley References – Delicate Pen Florals – Large Scale Flower Heads – Saturated Colour on Black – Bohemian Essence – Delicate Neutrals

Leonard photos via Vogue.com

Chloé A/W 16/17

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Pretty Broken Ditsy Pattern – Ethnic Stitched Kaftans – Blurred Mark Making – Moroccan References – Stitched Looking Prints – Ethnic Intarsia Knits – Textured Colour Mixing – Fringing Details

Chloé photos via Vogue.com

Manish Arora A/W 16/17

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Wild Pattern Mixing – Abstract Geometric – Wild West and African Mix – Intricate Pattern Layers – Folksy borders – Photographic Fantasy Landscapes – Tribal References – African Wax Patterns

Manish Arora photos via Vogue.com

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Writer and artist Christopher Russell works in mixed-media to create these mysterious and sometimes dark artworks. Working from his studio, a converted garage just outside Los Angeles Russell begins by capturing photographs of ruined and abandoned spaces or wild landscapes and then manipulates them digitally before scratching patterns and images into their surfaces with a razor. Check out more of his work at russellarchive.com

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Philip’s landscape paintings are derived from sites that are both visually compelling and charged with implications of use, development and ownership. The conditions of the landscape including light, color, texture and atmosphere give meaning to place. The transformation of land and sky through industry and enterprise may be deliberate, or simply the unintended consequence of the human impact on a fragile environment. For more, visit Philip’s website.

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Patternbank are loving the work of L.A. based artist Jonas Wood. His successful mix of modernist style and vibrant pop art gives his paintings an edgy naivety. A master of the still life, his recent collection of solitary potted tropicals, referred to as ‘Landscape Pots’ have an intriguing combination of simplistic foliage, enhanced by complex landscape decorating each pot. See more here.

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Patternbank brings you our final instalment of Milan Fashion Week where key looks on the runway were bold geometrics, textured intarsia patterns and touches of romanticism in florals and decorative pattern. Look out for the Paris shows this week and our A/W 2015/16 Catwalk Print and Pattern Trend Report with the key looks which will be available to buy on the site.

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Botanical Drawings – Bold Borders – Vertical Stripes – Decorative Outline – Pattern Symmetry – Applique Lace – Mono Florals – Art Deco References

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk

Marni A/W 15/16

Bamboo Prints – Oversized Botanical Engravings – Spriggy Bouquets – Dark Textured Backgrounds – Abstract Textured Blocks and Stripes – Dark Forest Prints – Floral Cut-outs – Silhouette Applique Work

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

DSquared2 A/W 15/16

Ethnic Patterns and Symbols – Navajo Geometrics – Native American Indian References – Fur and Sheepskin Trims

DSquared2 photos via Vogue.co.uk

Philosophy A/W 15/16

Soft Delicate Borders – Neutral Colour Combinations -Ditsy Mixtures – Delicate Floral Sprigs – Elaborate Framework – Lace-like Prints – Interwoven Leaves and Flowers

Philosophy photos via Vogue.co.uk

Missoni A/W 15/16

Layered Earth Surfaces – Cracked and Marbled Texture – Chevron Stripes – Intarsia Veins – Diagonal Textured Stripes – Inky Bleeds – Fuzzy Mixtures – Graded Dyes – Cracks and Lines

Missoni photos via Vogue.co.uk

Jil Sander A/W 15/16

Geometric Diagonals – Solid Colour – Shapes and Symbols – Worn Textures – Diagonal Stripes

Jil Sander photos via Vogue.co.uk

Emilio Pucci A/W 15/16

Astrology Symbols – Swirling Monochromatics – Sold Vibrant Colour – Dark Dip-dyes – Doodle Drawings – Swirly Stripe Patterns

Emilio Pucci photos via Vogue.co.uk

MSGM A/W 15/16

Artistic Raffia and Embroidery – Complex Floral Lines – Vibrant Colours – Colour Blocking – Spirograph Pattern

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 15/16

Naive Crayola Drawings – Striped Edges and Borders – Romantic Red Roses  – Black and White Backgrounds – Guirpure Lace – Madonna and Child – Painted and Embroidered Lettering – Single Stem Roses – Painterly Collage

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

Salvatore Ferragamo A/W 15/16

Bold Geometry – Square and Rectangles Panels – Diagonal Shapes – Vertical Panels – Colour Blocks – Parquet Layouts

Salvatore Ferragamo photos via Vogue.co.uk

The Patternbank team are loving Anthropologie’s AW14-15 womenswear collections. We’ve picked out a handful of trends from a truly eclectic mix of inspirational prints ranging from the modern tribal looks to worn and faded oriental rug patterns, and an artistic mix of expressive florals and painterly brushed effects to Middle Eastern tiles and mosaics. Visit Anthropologie to see the full range of apparel and sneak a peak at Starla Michelle Halfmann’s range of painted plates and cushions in House & Home.

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Bagan Shift Dress  –   Second Female Garcia Jumpsuit  –   Patchprint Henley

Janie Swing Dress  –  Blank Patchwork Loop Scarf  –  Abelia Dress

Rugs & Paisleys

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Faye Joggers    –  Medallion-Cut Dress   –  Soft Paisley Jacket

Arborea Dress –  Double-Take Cardiga  – Galina Print Dress

Inks & Ombré

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Sea Breeze Maxi Dress –  Celestial Cashmere Scarf  –  Second Female Verdant Skies Dress

Brushed Plaid Dress  – Blank Hylda Tunic  – Fresno Ikat Dress

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We’ve got 2 versions of our indispensable Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report 3 x PDF Bundle this season. The PDF only version contains our Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 a saving of $70 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 our Studio. This is priced at $450 which is a massive saving compared to buying 128 Stock designs at $50 each on the Studio which comes to $6,400!!!!!. So if you are looking for lots of on trend, directional prints at a great price for the Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season then this is for you.

  • 28 key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

  • 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

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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

  • 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

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Some of the designs and designers included are:

Persian Carpet by Simonetta De SimoneWrap 1 by ZulkarneynButtercream Roses by Marianna ShomeroRose Daube by Janie MurphyTie Dye With Flowers by EJDesignerCrocodile Color Skin by ErceylanusMix Match by Rocolle ClémentineRumble in the Jungle by Adrianna ThomasFicus Camo Print by Aina Martinez SnapeMirrored Rainforest by Maria GiannakakisBirds Eye Diamond Stripe by Gwyn MarathasDigitalis Love by Elena Mileva-KrastevaHexagon Rosette by Garth SimmonsPixel Explosion Cityscape by Mindaugas PatapasTrace by Nina ZulianGeo Abstract by Kerrie CauvinBlue Green Pattern by Velvetgoldmine

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Botanical simplicity is at the heart of this collection of paintings by Tasmanian artist Jennifer Tyers. Exploring the landscape and drawing from life help her to capture the essence of her surroundings, “Making landscapes is very interesting, as every time it is a challenge. It somehow seems more ‘pure’ than making works in a studio, or any other kind of work that I have done. Maybe it’s the process, or just being away from everything a studio has in it – books, internet, radio, music, people, objects, stuff I like. You have only yourself, and colours and what you see”. Tyers more recently based in Japan has spent time painting in Singapore’s Botanical Gardens and in Borneo as an artist in residence. See more from the artist here.

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On close inspection these other worldly landscapes by artist Kate Shaw appear as a collaged mass of vivid marbling and ombre grounds, but with perspective the magic of her technique is revealed. Her lava like mixes of contrasting colours form mountains and the shaded grounds become fiery sunsets, the effect is mesmerising. Find out more about Kate and check out the rest of her work here.

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The Patternbank team love the digital environments that Mark Dorf creates seeking out unfamiliar landscapes and juxtaposing nature with art and digital photography. The subtle colour changes in background colour emphasise landscapes that sometimes seam unreal in themselves. Dorf is from a family based in science and the arts and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, you can see more of his art work at mdorf.com

 

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Its hard to believe that a super successful business woman such as Lulu deKwaitkowski has time in her busy life running her textiles, interiors and lifestyle shops, to fit in her painting. But this vibrant collection of works are the product of her travels around the world. Studying fine art and interior design in her home city of New York, Lulu relocated to Paris to study tromp l’oeil which later she transferred to fabrics. Lulu says “Whether I am traveling or at home in my backyard, my eyes are constantly seeking the colour, uniqueness, and originality of my surroundings. I paint to capture moments where life has jumped out at me, bringing inspiration to my sight and soul. Through these prints, I hope to be able to pass along the spirit of this inspiration to you” To see Lulu’s portfolio of original artworks and products, visit her website here.

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Hot on the heels of our indispensable Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report Part 1 we are proud to announce Part 2 of the report. Again, we’ve created two versions  – version one is the report you know and love which contains just the print trend PDF and thumbnails of the 64 designs and then we’ve created an additional version with 64 hand-picked exclusive hi-res print designs from the Patternbank Studio, our revolutionary new online textile design studio.

The PDF only version contains eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette-inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our mood boards set the scene with imagery chosen to create an atmosphere for the trend; our print direction pages break down the mood and focus on inspirational print direction visuals to offer you a concise reference. All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

  • 8 key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

  • Over 36 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 170 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

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Patternbank Textile Design Studio Version

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In addition to the above with this version you get 64 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 8 strong directional print trend stories.

Included in the Patternbank Studio version:

  • All of the above from the PDF only version

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

  • Expanded 54 page PDF with linked thumbnails of all 64 textile designs

Buy PDF Trend Report + 64 Exclusive Print Designs

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Be inspired by our next round up of the Menswear Collections for Spring/Summer 15 at the Paris catwalk shows. Patternbank have edited the key print looks for this season which showed strong bold pattern mixing from geometric brights and muted brush marks to Ikat ethnics and whimsical animals.

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Bold Geometrics – Optical Pattern – Kaleidoscopic Print Mixes – Patched Gingham & Retro Floral – Polka Dots – Clashing Brights – Psychedelic movement – Fractured Geometrics

Comme des Garçons Shirt photos via Style.com

Yohji Yamamoto S/S 15

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Kaleidoscopic Pattern – Muted Colour Pallet – Inky Brush Marks – Folds and Highlights – Simplistic Mandala – Dry Brush Work – Indonesian Textiles – Over Printed Pattern – Textured Backgrounds

Yohji Yamamoto photos via Style.com

Raf Simons S/S 15

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Japanese Landscape Prints – Bold Graphic Pattern – Over-scaled Imagery – Hokusai Paintings – Photographic Placements – Graphic Florals – Wave Prints – Checker Board Collage

Raf Simons photos via Style.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 15

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Illustrated Landscape – Ethnic and Stripe Mix – Ikat and Foulard Pattern Pieces – Over Dyed Check – Ombré Dye Techniques – Oversized Patched Denim – Abstract Camouflage Pattern

Marc by Marc Jacobs photos via Style.com

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Hannah Whitaker uses a variety of techniques from multiple exposures to shooting through cut-paper shapes to produce her large photographic prints. Based in Brooklyn, Whitaker likes to adopt a mathematical approach to her work with a touch of Gee’s Bend quilt patterns giving another dimension to her photographs. Nature and landscapes become illusions with their complexity where windows, mirrors and opaque objects play tricks with our eyes. Whitaker is contributing to a group exhibition at M+B organised by Phil Chang and Matthew Porter, Soft Tarket is on view from 26th June until August 30th 2014.

 

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Britain’s most prestigious flower show opened its gates this week to exhibit the best this country has to offer in horticulture and garden design alongside an ever-growing and diverse international contribution. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held every year since 1913 with the only exception being the years during the two world wars. No wonder people make the pilgrimage from across the globe to see what planting trends the show has to offer. This year Patternbank were there gathering inspirational highlights from the exotic wonders of tropical planting to the delicacy and magic of woodland blooms. Visiting the mystical traditions of the Japanese garden and the sun drenched cacti and desert species of African prairies. Feast your eyes on the best of Chelsea Flower Show 2014 and keep a look out for our essential floral design package coming soon.

Gucci Garden designed by Sarah Eberle and built by Anemone Landscapes

 

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Patternbank were at last weeks Pick Me Up graphic arts festival(24th April-5th May), the UK’s best annual contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, London. Now in it’s Fifth year the show has grown to be a great place to spot new and upcoming talent with original works and prints available to purchase.

Patternbank highlights the strongest Illustrators, graphic artists and studios seen at the festival this year.

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Recent Graphic Design graduate from Central St Martins, Edward has already been championed by It’s Nice That and WRAP magazine. His highly original style combines bright colours, uniform width black outlines and a natural flair for creating narrative-rich imagery. edwardcarvalhomonaghan.co.uk

 

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French-American illustrator and animator Jessica was born in Los Angeles and moved to France when she was 7 years old. She studied traditional animation techniques in Paris, where she now lives, and graduated in 2006. Since then she has worked on the TV adaption of French illustrator Marc Boutavant’s Mouk around the World as a character and prop designer, before establishing her studio in 2010. Inspired by children’s books and popular culture, her work is inhabited by colourful and quirky creatures.  jessicadas.com

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