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Patternbank love the colour and movement created in these photographs by New York artist Kim Kleever. Reminiscent of historical landscape artists like Turner and the Hudson River School, Kleever assembles miniature scenes in a 200 gallon tank and then submerges them in water. Paint is dispersed through the water creating these random abstract images which he then photographs with stunning results. Check out his Instagram for some beautiful colour inspiration.

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Patternbank brings you our selection of the key print highlights from London’s Menswear Catwalk collections for Autumn/Winter 2014. With bold shapes, super-sized futuristic images, and photographic monochrome allover prints, these collections deliver a vibrant and eye-catching pattern mix.

Alan Taylor – Fall 2014


Cut Up Graphic Shapes – Flat Painted Brushwork – Oversized Imagery – Minimal Colour Use – Abstract Pattern – Screen Printed Garments

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Kay Kwok – Fall 2014


Ombré Backgrounds – Glitch and Distortion – All-over Print Layouts – Futuristic Pattern Mixes – Regimented Pinstripes – Digital Pattern

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Jonathan Saunders – Fall 2014

College Preppy Looks – Polka Dots – Blazer Stripes – Arts and Craft style print – Bleached Out – Harlequin Diamonds – Vivid Knits

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Christopher Kane – Fall 2014

Conversational Scientific Imagery – Quirky Colour Combos – Optical and Sculptural Constructions – Digital Print – Molecular Design

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Alexander McQueen – Fall 2014


Photographic Prints of Lucien Freud – Super sized Imagery – Tonal and Monochromatic – Traditional Plaids – Embroidered Poetry Extracts

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Casely-Hayford – Fall 2014

 All-over Wood Effect Prints – Blurred Tartan – Large Scale Florals – Inverted Colour Plays – Pixillated Animal Placements – Monochrome Stripes

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James Long – Fall 2014


Bold Colour Blocking – Cut Out Placements – Modernist Print Styles – Spliced Graphics – Perforated Texture – Matisse Collage – Quilted and Ruched

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J.W.Anderson – Fall 2014


Bold Stripes – Mondrian Arrangements – Simplistic Floral Jacquard – Floral Camo Looks – Oversized Rib Knits – Neutral Colour Combos

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Fabian Oefner is a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. His images capture in unique and imaginative ways natural phenomena that appear in our daily lives, such as sound waves, centripetal forces, iridescence, or the unique properties of magnetic ferroliquids. His exploration of the unseen and poetic facets of the natural world is an invitation, as he says, “to stop for a moment and appreciate the magic that constantly surrounds us.” For more of his incredible work see


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San Francisco-based artist Klari Reis is creating a new Petri dish painting every day in 2013 for her Daily Dish project. Klari uses the creative process of both painting and science in this mesmerising project. Patternbank love the unnatural but beautiful textures, shapes and random pattern Reis is creating in this optical exploration. See more of her Petri dish art here.



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Jeffrey Simmons takes inspiration from astronomical imagery similar to that produced by the Hubble Space Telescope. “The gridded paintings were directly derived from comparative illustrations common to many astronomical textbooks, while the more random-seeing arrangements of circular patterns were intended to be evocative of wide astronomical surveys such as the well-known Hubble Deep Field.” Patternbank love the almost stained glass appearance where light and colour appears to glow behind a texture of intense dark paint. See more of Simmons work at


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William Mark has in immense fascination with looking at magnified objects and finding beauty that the unaided human eye is unable to see without the aid of modern cameras and lenses. It’s incredible the amount of detail, pattern, texture and complexity William is able to reveal in these beautiful images. He certainly is a scientist with a flair for art. Check out his Flickr page for many more microscopic masterpieces.


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Sarah Walker’s acrylic works on paper and panel are a complex mix of abstract shapes, organic patterns and intricate geometric structures. Walker is interested in how we scan and process information overload nowadays. Her lattice-like structures suggest blood vessels or crystals and rocks. In her words “I intend my paintings to operate as tools for perceptual recalibration. In them conditions exist for the viewer to process several systems at once. Patterns and diagrams found within the sciences, nature and architecture form the basis of imagery.” Walker lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. See more of her work at


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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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Erno-Erik Raitanen, a Finnish artist created these Bacteriograms (love that word) by cultivating his own bacteria samples on a colour negative film. As Raitanen explains “The bacterium destroys the film surface producing photographic images that are created by chance. The artist is removed from the process but, still at the same time, they are a product of the artist’s body.”


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