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At first glance the work of photographer Andreas Zimmermann appears to depict urban landscapes created out of children’s toy building blocks. The photographs are in fact high-resolution photos of individual Lego which are then digitally assembled on a computer to produce these clever landscape patterns. Patternbank love the playful colour and composition where order sometimes clashes, tricking the eye into seeing something that is not quite what it first appears.

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Patternbank are loving the bold photographic work by Los Angeles based photo studio JUCO. Juco is the collaborative work of Julia Galdo & Cody Cloud who both met at The San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. JUCO’s have already worked with the likes of Apple, Marie Clarie, Nike, Tokion, Target and Sony. Check out more of their pattern enhanced work on JUCO’s portfolio site jucophoto.com

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Pattern is everywhere and the Patternbank team stumbled across these inspirational aerial photos from Lauren O’Neill. She explains ‘I’ve been fascinated by airports for as long as I can remember — there’s something about the comings + goings, the organization + operation … ultimately the systems of design at play … that’s so intriguing to me. Whether DCA, JFK, or the little municipal airport, I’ve always lived in a direct flight pattern of an airport. Day-to-day, I glance out my window and watch planes circle about waiting to land.’ Her Tumblr site is an amazing visual collection of Google Maps satellite grabs – enjoy !

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We are big fans of German artist  Gerhard Richter here at Patternbank. His trademark smeared paintings mix colour and pattern in a unique and amazing style. In this post we’ve focused on Richter works that incorporate  paint and photos. This connects the photographic images, mostly snapshots taken by the artists himself, in a very immediate and physical way. Richter uses his paint laden squeegee to drag a colourful mixture across his photos creating a fascinating visual combination.  Check out the award winning short film explaining how Richter creates his stunning work – Gerhard Richter’s Window. You might also want to check out Artsy.net who have a very comprehensive amount of information on Gerhard.

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Patternbank brings you our final print highlight report from Milan A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. In this final instalment  we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/ Winter 2014/15. Watch out for the up and coming Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Marni A/W 2014/15

Stylised Blooms – Linear Outlines – Volume and Depth – Monoprint Styles – Painted Brushwork – Artistic Paintings – Exuberant Mark Making – Bold Painted Colour Blocks – Artisanship and Couture Details – Multicoloured Fur – Felted Stripe Colour Bands

Marni photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Heohwan Simulation A/W 2014/15

Poppy Prints – Layered Details – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Hand Painted Florals – Linear Details – Collaged Newspaper Prints – Intarsia Knitwear – Optical Effects – Checkerboard and Check Mixing

Heohwan Simulation photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Antonio Marras A/W 2014/15

Botanical Florals – Bouquet Arrangements – Hidden Surreal Imagery – Collaged Illustrations – Photographic Wolf Placements – Dark Studies – Pen and Ink Drawing – Full Bloom Photographic Florals – Animal Skin Texture – Graphic Knitwear Pictorials

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk 

 

MSGM A/W 2014/15

Blown Up Photographic Portraits – Gerhard Richter Inspired Paint Texture – Blurred and Distorted Florals – Dark Backgrounds Revealing Print – Broken and Fragmented Roses – Monochromatic Arrangements – Soft Focus – Dripped and Dragged Effects

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2014/15

Enchanted Forest Prints – Forest Blossom – Magical Woodland Imagery – Owls and Woodland Creatures – Escutcheon and Key Collections – Naive Appliqué Florals – Tree of Life Pattern – Medieval References – Border and Large Scale Placements

Dolce & Gabbana photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Stella Jean A/W 2014/15

Mixed Cultural References – Bold African Wax Prints – Whimsical Animals – Peacock Feathers – Exuberant Cockerels – Rugby Stripes – Multilayered Pattern Mixes – Vibrant Colour Combinations – Smart Geometric Shapes

Stella Jean photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Marco De Vincenzo A/W 2014/15

Metallic Rainbows – Checks and Grids – Lurex Accents –  Ribbed Contours – Graduated Colour Changes – Textured Plaids – Circle and Spot Combinations – Diagonal Stripe Plays – Mottled Textured Backgrounds – Graded Metallic Stripes

Marco De Vincenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Roberto Cavalli A/W 2014/15

Decorative Art Deco Pattern – Beaded Art Deco Columns – Feather Prints – Blazing Flame Prints – Snake and Crocodile Skin – Blurred Texture – Colour Dipped Areas

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank brings you the highlights from London Fall 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn / Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Fyodor Golan A/W 2014/15

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Spliced Pattern – Holographic Typography – Full Panel Prints – East Meets West – Digital & Technology Driven Prints – Burmese Temple Imagery – Images Broken and Fractured by Stripes

Fyodor Golan photos via Fashionising.com

 

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi A/W 2014/15

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Tessellation Plays – Oversized Star Wars Placements – Abstracted Cubic & Mosaics Repeats  – Geometric Statements – Darth Vader Graphics – Mashed-up Prints – Contrasting Scale – Tesseract Pattern

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi photos via Style.com

 

Holly Fulton A/W 2014/15

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Minimalistic Motifs – Stylised Floral Repeats – Everyday Object Graphic Print Elements – Hand Drawn Looks – Deco Construction  – Fritz Lang’s Metropolis References

Holly Fulton photos via Style.com

 

Nazir Mazhar A/W 2014/15

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Graphic Branding – Logo Enhanced Looks – Cut & Paste Pattern Play – Photographic Pocket Prints – Taped and Patched Statements – Mashed-up Graphics

Nasir Mazhar photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Jean Piere Breganza A/W 2014/15

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Classical Paintings as Prints – Marbleised Textures – Tesseract Pattern Mixed with Classical Paintings – Painter Artemisia Gentileschi References – Italian Baroque

Jean-Pierre Braganza photos via Style.com

 

House of Holland A/W 2014/15

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Polka Dots – Conversational Pattern Plays – Graphic Message Statements – High Contrast Pattern – Brush Stroke Pattern – Tabloid Front Page Usage – Damask Wallpaper

House of Holland  photos via Style.com

 

Felder Felder A/W 2014/15

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Blurred Images – Flowing Texture – Abstract Watercolour Effects – Cut Out Pattern – Hyper Saturated Colour Hues – Symmetrical Laser Cut Pattern Statements – Watercolour Gerhard Richter Inspired Prints

Felder Felder photos via Style.com

 

Emilia Wickstead A/W 2014/15

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Wallpaper Graphic Floral Prints – Python Skin Patterning – Flat Graphic Florals – High Contrast Pattern – Upholstery Fabric References

Emilia Wickstead photos via Style.com

 

Central Saint Martins A/W 2014/15

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Large Scale Photo Montage Prints – Symbolic Graphic Element Use – Polka Dot Mash Ups – Intense Colour Fabric Texture – Exploding Petals Prints

Central Saint Martins MA photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Symmetry is one of the most important elements in Islamic decorative design and graphic designer/artist Razan Sabbagh has embraced this in these designs. Razan’s inspiration comes from Islamic Mashrabiya and elements from Islamic decorated carpets. In one piece Razan has included the Islamic greeting ‘Al salam alaykom’, Razan says ‘I chose these words because they are words shared by all muslims, no matter what their mother tongue. These words have a deep and peaceful sense and meaning, and they allow me to create a gentle connection between the picture and the viewer’. These back lit, transparent paper and glass artworks were part of a collective exhibition for the Jameel Prize workshop in 2010. See more of Razan’s portfolio here.

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These vintage B&W photographs are brought back to life with bold pattern and collage additions. Graphic designer Guy Catling from Colchester, Essex uses the art of collage to express his creativity. Vibrant patterns, folk prints and scalped pictures of carpets add real contrast to some dark photographic subject matter.  See more of Guy’s work on his Flickr and tumblr sites.

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These wild macrophotography caught our eye recently. Here Photographer Cliffe Briggie combines water, colour and ice to create these complex abstract visuals.  Briggie explains “I make photographic images by opening heart and mind to their naturally wakeful state—a vivid, raw, intimate experience. Choice of subject is guided by what flickr colleague Brad Wise calls the hidden energies within ordinary objects. ” Check out the some of Briggie’s most recent work on his Flickr photostream.

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Colour within mother nature never stops to surprise and mesmerize us. These amazing images are the work of Australian photographer Steve Back. The colourful abstract shots are of Hutt Lagoon, the world’s largest Beta Carotene farm which cultivates naturally occurring algae in a network of man made ponds. The vivid reflecting hues of hot pink and zesty orange creates stunning natural patterns in dramatic scale.

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Fashion Photographer Ruven Afanador paired up with Town and Country Magazine to create these amazing floral wonders. Here some of the strongest designer’s showcase their Spring 2013 collections. Entwined in fierce pattern plays this dreamy photo shoot has a fairy tale air to things. Styled by fashion editor Hanna Teare these photos give a real insight into upcoming floral trends for the Summer.

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The Patternbank team visited Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair at Brunel’s Old Station last weekend. The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is simple, yet unique: a relaxed, inspiring environment and lots of good quality contemporary art. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst walking the show. Check the website for more information on exhibiting artists and galleries and dates for other cites the fair is visiting.

Antlers Gallery

Charles EmersonRose Sanderson @ Antlers Gallery

 

Harlequin Gallery and The Marle Gallery

Clare Schimdt Norris @ Harlequin GalleryEmma Forrester @ The Marle Gallery

 

Fourwalls Contemporary Art

Myung Nam AnBecky Blair @ Fourwalls Contemporary Art

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We’ve taken all 3 of our popular Spring/Summer 2014 Trend Reports and bundled them up into a handy PDF Download. The Collection contains Spring/Summer 2014 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Spring/Summer 2014 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $120.

  • 28 print trends for Spring/Summer 2014

  • Over 100 pages of print forecast intelligence

  • Over 380 inspirational hand-picked images

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Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this bundle of extensive reports will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2014. These trend reports will become your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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Appropriation is a strong theme in Nicholas Ballestros’ art, as he puts it “This technique of altering or appropriating images is not for a desired outcome other than showing the found material’s sheer ability to be bent.”. These images that have been laying dormant for years have been given a new lease of life by Nicholas with the creative and inspiring use of a scanner. He graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, with a Bachelor of Arts and a Design minor. You can see more of his awesome work over on his Flickr Page.

 

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Patternbank brings you Part 1 of our essential Spring/Summer 2014 print trend direction for the new season. Our trends forecast team have been busily researching the globe for the strongest directional print trends. In this report we aim to supply and inspire you with the key print trends for Spring/Summer 2014, making these reports indispensable intelligence tools for your seasonal print developments.

  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2014

  • 36 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 130 on trend hand-picked colour images

  • Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend

  • Colour breakdowns for each 8 print trends with TCX Pantone references

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This 36 page report includes 8 inspirational print trends :-

Ornate Linear / Blue & White / Graphic Pop / Ghoslty Florals / Tropical Utopia / Scientific Nature / Future Nouveau / Acid Stripe

Whether you are a small print studio, independent freelance designer, manufacturer or clothing line, this extensive report will give you a real insight into the most important print trends for Spring/Summer 2014. This new improved PDF report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.

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Patternbank brings you the key print highlights from the recent London Fashion Week catwalk shows. In this second instalment we’ve edited down the strongest print trend highlights for Spring/Summer 2013. Keep an eye out for our print highlight report on the Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Peter Pilotto S/S 2013

Collage mix and match statements – Twisted Baroque-style plays – Pattern clashes – Bold graphic geo prints – Modern take on folkloric motifs

Peter Pilotto photos via Fashionising.com

 

Clements Ribeiro S/S 2013

Updated antique prints – Large scale blooms – Tie dye hem effects – Graphic stripe and check mixes – Lace pattern allover prints

Clements Ribeiro photos via Fashionising.com

 

Issa London S/S 2013

Tropical visual experiments – Amazonian gardens – Colour enhances botanical and tropical prints – Large scale expression – Tropical birds  – Artist studies

Issa London photos via Fashionising.com

 

Holly Fulton S/S 2013

Bold Deco graphic styling  – Grids, dots and geometric mixes – Historic Hollywood references – Digital deco pattern work – Summer stripes

Holly Fulton photos via Fashionising.com

 

House of Holland S/S 2013

Grunge pop prints – Vibrant hyper colour blotch print effects – Tie-dye effects – Checks and large scale florals – Hip 60’s summer festival prints

House of Holland photos via Fashionising.com

 

Jasper Conran S/S 2013

Flower power aesthetic – large scale Painted floral placements – Layered prints – Extreme Patchwork – Pattern mixes

Jasper Conran photos via Fashionising.com

 

Louise Gray S/S 2013

Destructed pattern – News print prints – Punk attitude – Cut and paste pattern – Vibrant and powerful colour plays – Overprinted effects

Louise Gray  photos via Fashionising.com