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Patternbank were out at the London Illustration Fair launch last night. London’s contemporary illustration event has returned this weekend with a programme packed full of the most exciting illustration, printmaking, and design! Back in residence on London’s Southbank at the raw industrial space of the Bargehouse, this year The London Illustration Fair puts the emphasis on play with interactive artworks and hands-on workshops. With over 65 exhibitors, from the hottest emerging talent to established names, The London Illustration Fair is the destination to discover the best in illustration today. The fair runs from 1st – 3rd December, more info here. Check out our favorite artists/studios seen at the fair.

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This intricate collection of ‘Streetfinder’ designs based on Canadian cities, are the work of graphic artist Sarah Graham Mapping has long been a central focus of her artistic practice, and over the past several years she has created a series of diagrams and sculptural models that describe and represent urban networks, traversing that liminal space between the real and the imagined. The Patternbank team love Sarah’s three dimensional layering of these intricately cut out road networks to create this series of woven urban landscapes. See more from her website here.



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Patternbank were drawn to these amazing abstracted architectural drawings from Lekan Jeyifous’ ‘Settlement and City Strategies’ series. Though outputted digitally, the drawings possess a textured and painterly quality as a result of combining hand-drawn sketches, industrial textures, surfaces of deteriorated paper, and digital architectural models. See more of Lekan’s work on his portfolio site



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Laurie Frick’s interest in recording data is not surprising when you know she worked in the technology industry. Frick’s somewhat obsessive counting of steps walked, calories ingested, weight, sleep, time-online, GPS tracks, daily mood as colour and food ingested suddenly becomes more meaningful when looking at the art that she creates from all this data. “I think more and more, data will be presented in fantastical ways, more like art,” she says. “It’s not so much any more about data visualised as graphics. It has to be more beautiful and experiential, something you want to look at.” Take a look at more of her visual recordings at


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French visual artist Joanie Lemercier is a master of illusion with his 3D art and light trickery. With a background in graphic design he went on to form Antivj a team of visual artists specializing in audiovisual projects, installations and stage design, exhibiting at venues ranging from clubs to international galleries and festivals. Some of his personal work includes 3D paper and card pyramids attached to the wall creating a textural canvas’s onto which Lemercier projects light, animating his geometric landscape and tricking the eye. See his website for more inspiring projects.



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Initially started as a series of sketches in 2002, Elizabeth Lecourt has developed ‘Les Robes Geographques’ into a collection of garments created from folded maps to represent the wearer’s habitat and identity. Born in Oloron Saint Marie, France in 1972, Lecourt has spent many years studying in the U.K. at both Central St. Martins and the R.C.A. Her work also includes drawings , embroidery and paintings which can be viewed on her website.

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These simplistic, but intricate drawings by Kat Masback have captivated Patternbank . Kat is a visual artist originally from Clarksville, Maryland currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Her works explore the issues of language, memory, space, mapping and their combinations. Her simple use of geometric shape and colour create mesmerising images . View more of her extensive portfolio on her Flickr site.

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