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Artist, innovator, designer, musician and visionary, just a few of the titles attributed to the late David Bowie. The rock chameleon and pioneer of metrosexuality was a trail blazer in his field and has inspired generations of music lovers and artists alike with his avant garde creativity. The Patternbank team pay tribute to this truly influential man with a collection of Bowie inspired art and photography which capture the essence of this great style icon. His presence will be sadly missed but his work, and creative influence will live on.



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Growing up in Little Rock, AR, Lisa Krannichfeld experienced an eclectic mix of both South American and Chinese cultures. This has influenced her style where she combines traditional Chinese ink and watercolours but applies them in a contemporary, less controlled way. Her subjects being primarily women, Lisa’s soft and watery use of ink gives her portraits movement and expression. With the added dimension of bold oriental patterns in each of her paintings, this contrast of styles highlights their etherial femininity. See more here.



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We’ve taken all 3 of our extremely popular Spring/Summer 2015 Trend Reports and bundled them up into an indispensable PDF Download. The Collection contains Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Spring/Summer 2015 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 (a saving of $60 if you were to buy all 3 separately).

  • 28 print trends for Spring/Summer 2015

  • Over 120 pages of print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 inspirational hand-picked images



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 2015. These trend reports will become your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.







Florence based artist Noumeda Carbone, has a portfolio spanning the the world of fashion, street art, illustration, sculpture and painting. With the use of ink, pigment liner and felt tip pen, she skilfully creates images with a dark gritty sophistication with many illustrations being richly patterned with painstaking detail and surprising graphic touches. Noumeda has created work for publications such as Vogue, Glamour and Rolling Stone Magazine and a hoard of other high profile collaborations and prestigious awards are crammed into her impressive CV. See more here.



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Hot on the heels of Part 1, we’re pleased to announce Part 2 of our indispensable print trend report for Spring/Summer 2015. The team has been busily scouring the globe for the strongest directional print trends.

These eight print trends 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.

The team at Patternbank are confident that you will find this an essential tool to aid you in your new season’s developments –

  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2015

  • 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


This 38 page report includes 8 inspirational print trends :-

Abstract Cut-Paper / Earth Camouflage / Miami Stripe / Graphic Halftone / Perfect Portraits / Sensory Florals / Tropical Wonders / Urban Art


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 2015. This indispensable report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.



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Patternbank loves this selection of artworks by digital artist Steve Kim. These colourful glitch twisted illustrations have been astounding us for the last year or so. Some of these romantic looking portraits were amazingly inspired by Tumblr users. Mixing sharp geometric angles against contrasting hyper-bright colours gives Steve Kim’s work its unique and eye catching look. Kim is obsessed by technology and interaction between beauty and digital form so is always close component in his work. If you are in London this month check out Lilk Gallery Art Studio where Steve Kim’s work is on display.



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Takahiro Kimura collages are unique portrayals of the fragility of the human soul. Through colour, pattern, texture and a certain amount of distortion his subjects come to life showing the complicated nature of the human spirit. Kimura’s collages are made by cutting up photos which are then rearranged and worked into with intense colour and detail. Patternbank loved looking through his variety of work at


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Carne Griffiths’ produces these evocative artworks using calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea brandy, vodka and whisky. His fascination of the flow of line and the invisible lines that connect us to the natural world, take part in his work through exploration of both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. You can really feel an energy in his work where all physical boundaries are abandoned and you’re invited on a journey of escapism to share his imaginative view of the world.


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