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We recently went to Première Vision New York at Pier 94 on the 18 – 19 July 2017. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufacturers ready for the new Autumn/Winter 2018 /19 season. Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas. Many thanks to our eyes and ears in New York and Patternbank Designer Alice Lam of Circlealine.

Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

Rough Textures / Marble Paintings / Raw Soft / Shadowy Depth / Metallicized Mineral Surfaces / Tonal Darks / Cloudy Uneven / Tone on Tone

Image credits: Marble Texture Blue Black White Patterns by Oana Soare, Fluorite – Minerva Mine, Hardin Co, Illinois, Found on Pinterest, Elie Saab Resort 2018, Fingal’s Cave Scotland, Underwater Sea Cave Found on Pinterest, Crystal Cave Rock, Oil by Ray Collins, Psyche Marbled Swim by Alice Lam

1920’s Gothic / Inverted Florals / Large Scale Blossoms / Elaborate Placements / Rich Borders / Enigmatic Opulence / Rich Tones / Dyed Shearling

Image credits: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries ABC, Victorian Gothic Found on Pinterest, Dark Garden by Susi JianyiAutumn Plants and Leaves Gradient Background by Oana Soare, Zardozi Embroidery, Lithograph Dark Floral Pattern by Omerta, Fendi Couture Fall 2017

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Patternbank are excited to introduce our latest print trend tool that focuses on the kids & stationery market for SS18. Our Childrenswear trends team and our giftware experts have been researching and analysing the world of design, art and pattern to create this essential print & graphic trend report. With over 30 pages of inspirational mood, colour, print and graphic trend intelligence, this Spring/Summer trend forecast report aims to assist and inspire with all your new season developments and stationery products.

  • 5 Print trend stories: Electric Jungle / Orbital / Geo Dazzle /Ethnic Spirit / Oriental Creatures

  • Each trend theme is broken down into mood, print direction, graphic direction & colour

  • Over 30 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 50 directional hand-picked images

  • Colour palette breakdowns with Pantone TCX references

This report covers a broad spectrum of the season’s hottest pattern & graphic trends, and with 5 main trends, complete with Pantone® TCX references we are confident this wealth of choice and inspiration will provide a foundation in your creative developments for SS18.


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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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POSE (Jordan Nickel) began work as a graffiti artist and his studio work is strongly influenced by this. “My artwork is pretty cut and dry,” POSE says. “I’m taking from the world around me – whether it be signs, or my wife’s old childhood books.” Using vivid colours POSE captures slices of comic art alongside advertising graphics, collage, sign painting and graffiti and literally lets his imagination run wild. Take a look through his gallery of work at and you will be taken back to some favourite Comic Book Memories.


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New wave pop art clashes with the urban landscape in these colourful artworks of Tristan Eaton. Based in Los Angeles Eaton career path includes graffiti artist, painter, illustrator, skater and toy designer. His work mixes many art techniques to create unique and bold modern day pop art statements. Easton’s early graffiti roots took him into toy design which lead him to be involved in the creation of KidRobot. Eaton quotes that his goal is to bring art to people who wouldn’t ordinarily have access. His company Thunderdog studios has already collaborated with an impressive selection of brands including Disney, Puma, Dell and Google.



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Patternbank are loving Finnish born illustrator Kustaa Saksi. We’ve been tracking his creative explorations over the last couple of years and has already collaborated with the likes of Nike, Levi’s, Issey Miyake, Playstation and recently Montecore’s S/S 13 collection. Saksi’s fantastical worlds of playful, paradoxical and psychedelic atmospheres have a unique visual look through pattern,texture and graphic form. See more of his amazing work at



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Patternbank are loving the bold illustrations of Montreal based artist Sandra Chevrier. Her portraits are brought to life by combining familiar iconic comic book characters with strong brush work. The refreshing use of collage techniques mixed with the multicoloured comic book art gives real impact in these stunning illustrations. See more of her explorations with paper and paint at



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‘New Levels’ is an experimental collection of work by John Chae. Here Chae mixes surreal  Pop art techniques with anime visuals to create a real modern twist on Escher style. The Patternbank team love the fresh new aesthetic and fractured effects created in these mesmerizing artworks. Chae was born in Boulder, Colorado but grew up in Seoul, Korea. He studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art and after graduating moved to Brooklyn.



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“See Inside Box for Details,” aims to re-evaluate our understanding of product advertising by juxtaposing unlikely and confronting elements into some of our most loved and well known consumer icons.  Australian artist Ben Frost is known for his kaleidoscopic Pop Art, mash-up paintings that take inspiration from areas as diverse as graffiti, collage, photorealism, comics books and sign-writing.

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We are forever tracking new forms of pattern, and recently saw these stunning computer-generated art statements by German artist Holger Lippmann. His intricate digital patterns still look more hand crafted than electronically mastered. Lippmann, who studied Sculpture at the Art Academy Dresden before continuing his studies in Stuttgart, Paris and New York. Check out more of Holger Lippmann’s experimental digital painting on his new site  and Behance.

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Patternbank were at Pick Me Up, UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair at Somerset House, London. In it’s third year now the show has grown to be a great place to spot new and upcoming talent with original works and prints available to purchase. Not only that there are various events and workshops to get involved in so altogether a great inspiring day out.

Patternbank highlights the strongest Illustration and graphic trends seen at the fair.

Decorative Edge

Linear Studies – Botanical Inspiration -Victorian drawings & Photos – Crafted Collage – Gold Foil Backgrounds

Sister Arrow, Alice Hoult, Lizzy Stewart, Nelly Duff, Kristijana S Williams, Print Club London, Many Hands

Character Art

Pen and ink sketches – Sprayed and brushed looks – Stylised vector illustrations – Vivid colour use – Tattoo graphics

Sarah BeetsonEmily Forgot, Tom Frost,  Tim Mcdonagh, Mimi LeungPeskimo, Zeloot

Collage Statements

Collage expression – Abstract content – Forgotten magazine clippings – Floral bloom montages – Spliced looks

Damien Tran, Stone & Spear, Ciara Phelan

Neon Blast

Intense Colour against pencil sketches – Abstract shape use – Mineral illustrations – Digital neon looks – Highlight marker pen fills

Hennie Haworth, Urban inks, Nic Bennett & Marcroy, Zeloot, Ship of Fools, Niki PilkingtonPrint Club London, Sac Magique

Surreal Objects

Weird visual statements – Sinister undertones – Overprinted effects – Random mosaics – Cut out detail – Geometric displacement

Topo CopyPrint Club London, Heretic, Martinni Colausson, Puck Studio, Marcroy 

Paper Crafted

Crafted Beauty – Paper type sculptures – Layered effects – Nostalgic interpretations – Surreal paper art

Zim & Zou, PeepshowOwen Gildersleeve

Patternbanks favorite studio highlights included Soma Gallery, Many Hands & Print Club London.


Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair

Somerset House, London  |   22 March – 1 April 2012  |


These Iconic Portraits Made of Headshots by Kim Dong Yoo are hand painted multidimensional portraits of iconic figures, from Michael Jackson and Madonna to John F. Kennedy and Albert Einstein, comprised of various well-known individuals.

Though these images may seem like your average, recycled headshot of a classic star, they are, in fact, oil paintings made up of thousands of portraits of another established individual.

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With photographic t-shirt prints still trending at many of the recent apparel trade shows(Bread & Butter, Magic, Capsule), Patternbank felt these photo collage artworks by Nick Morris were of real fresh graphic inspiration. Featuring evocative, retro-style images, Nick Morris’ art calls to mind a time of artistic girl-next-door pin ups and sleek muscle cars, with a tinge of sci-fi.

Aussie Nick Morris has worked in the street/surf/art sub-culture since the early 90s and has worked for brands such as Quiksilver, Paul Frank, Stussy and Mambo.

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