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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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Patternbank are loving these beautifully intricate pattern cuts by Canadian artist Myriam Dion. Her work is doing the rounds on countless blogs and art sites but we thought we’d share just in case you might have missed her amazing pattern statements. Using editions of Le Devoir and the International Harold Tribune, Dion paper cutting skills produce fragile latticework patterns that take your breath away. Check out more of her striking scalpel pattern exploration on her personal portfolio site myriamdion.com

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These amazing collaged masterpieces are the creative work of Montreal based artist Madame Gilles. Her cut and paste work has been popping up around the streets of Montreal lately and Patternbank are loving her intense pattern and photo entangled work. Check out more of Madame Gilles work on her inspiring collage pieces on Tumblr.

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Emma Kunz  was born into a family of Swiss weavers in 1892. Kunz who was loosely considered a visionary or spiritualist artist, created these complex patterns that employed strict symmetry and geometric transformations of lines and crystalline shapes. Kunz created these mandala-like grids with colored pencil on graph paper which she used as visual instruments for healing.

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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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