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Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana, creates colourful embroidered patterns, over vintage photographs of artists, musicians and icons of present and past. Highlighting garment details and facial features, Villasana brings the images to life, with a modern twist and somewhat surreal quality. For more of her colourful transformations, check out her Instagram feed and victoriavillasana.com.

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If your looking for some great colour inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2017 then take a look at the work of Cristina Coral. Patternbank love the project “The Other Part of Me”, where Crisitina looks at the hidden part of ourselves, using the camera to reveal a sense of hidden beauty and how we allow or not allow ourselves to be revealed to the world. Cristina is a self taught photographer and has found photography to be her way of language to express the world around her. Check out more of her projects of discovery at cristinacoral.it

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Patternbank are loving the work of artist Minwoo Sung where the artist defines her subject by covering it in a natural camouflage of delicate foliage. Each painting shows the fragility of the human figure and at the same time captures a sensitivity whereby what lies beneath our outer layers is a beauty far deeper. Patternbank love the way she has used the veins in the leaves like veins in the human body connecting and travelling around the image. The solid black backgrounds make a stark contrast to this with the use of intense colours of blue, red and pink. Check out more of her sensual work at ablefineartny.com

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Patternbank love the bold illustrations by Edinburgh artist Dominic Kesterton, born and raised in York, Kesterton is a natural storyteller putting pen to paper with some wild imagination. Instantly recognisable Kesterton’s illustrations are bold and bright where line moves freely making plant filled worlds with amusing shapes. Kesterton’s projects include work for clients: Converse, Lazy Oaf, Nowbrow, Peckam Print Studio, Creative Edinburgh, Novation, Illustrated Mind, Harvest Skate Co and Outside Apparel. He also runs a risograph printing service and sell T-shirts independently through his online shop Half Joyed. Check out more of his work on his tumblr and instagram account.

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Maxim started drawing after school in Moscow while waiting for his grandmother to finish work in the hairdressers, he created small intricate artworks on the magazine covers. This developed into a daily ritual and a serious passion. The No Man’s Art Gallery in Amsterdam picked up on Maxim’s work and organised for him to come over to Amsterdam and work in their gallery for a month. You can find more of Santalov’s amazing work over on the No Man’s Art Gallery site.

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We have 2 versions of our complete Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report 3 x PDF Bundle. The PDF only version contains our Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report at a great value price of £100, a saving of £50 if you were to buy all 3 separately.

Then we have a version that contains all of the above plus 128 exclusive royalty-free Stock designs expertly curated from the Patternbank Studio. This is priced at £300 which is a massive saving of over £3,000 compared to buying 128 Stock designs from the Studio. So if you are looking for lots of on-trend, directional prints at a great price for the Spring/Summer 2016 season then this is for you.

  • 24 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • Over 120 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 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

BUY 3 x REPORT COLLECTION


Patternbank Textile Design Studio Version with 128 Stock Designs

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In addition to the PDF Only version you get 128 hand-picked textile designs from some of the amazingly talented designers on the Patternbank Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 16 strong directional print trend stories.

Included in the Patternbank Studio version:

  • All of the above from the PDF only version plus

  • 128 hi-res hand picked ready to use images (8 prints per trend story) from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded PDF with linked thumbnails of all 128 textile designs

BUY 3 x REPORT COLLECTION + 128 DESIGNS

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Patternbank returned again this year to sample the latest injection of Uk based Printmakers and Graphic artists, and a growing selection of global talent, exhibiting at last weeks Pick Me Up . This years festival was held at Somerset House, London and ran for 11 days between 24th April and 4th May. Pick Me Up has become the UK’s best contemporary graphic art fair and now in it’s sixth year the show has become a great place to spot new and upcoming talent. Seminars with guest speakers and printmaking workshops make this an unmissable event with original artworks and prints available to purchase. If you missed out this year we’ve put together a selection of exhibitors for you to peruse at your convenience.

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French graphic designer Laura Jouan is now based in London since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2014. For Pick Me Up, Laura was exhibiting her project Layering Layers, Layering Content, which investigates poster formats. See more work from the artist here.

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Moth are a London based animation collective comprising of David Prosser, Daniel Chester and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2010, the designers began to collaborate on projects and explored a shared love for all things drawn. Moth have produced work for clients such as WWF and  Global Canopy Programme. See more of their captivating animation here.

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The Patternbank team are loving the creative and unique style of Los Angeles based artist Amir H. Fallah. We admire how Amir intermixes modern technology — digital cameras, and Photoshop in his creative process when building his large scale paintings. Through playing and adjusting colours on his computer, Amir injects new fresh interpretations to his pattern rich artworks. Check out more of his recent work on his site or check out his art and design blog beautifuldecay.com. (one of our favourites)

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Here we have the amazing illustration work of Andrew Archer who was born in New Zealand and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. As can be seen in his work he is inspired by surrealism, juxtapositions and sublime narratives but more specifically wood block prints, edo period art, cartoons, ideograms, characterization, travel and Asia. He’s in high demand and worked with clients such as Nike, WIRED, ESPN, The Economist , MOJO, Red Bull and Playboy to mention just a few. For more incredible work check out his website and Tumblr.

 

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We’re loving this group of photographs by Arno De Pooter entitled ‘Bleach’. We assume the name comes from the beautiful bleached out look that they have – delicate and subtle colours run through the photographs often with a highlight of green or red and pink. A stark and serene otherworldliness pervades the air of Arno’s ‘Bleach’ world. For more of his great work visit his site on Cargo.

 

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Hot on the heels of Part 1, we’re excited to release Part 2 of our Spring/Summer 2016 print & pattern trend report. Our specialist forecasters have selected the most directional and progressive trend themes to help you plan your new print developments for Spring/Summer 2016.

Plan your prints with confidence with these eight print trends that have been divided into mood boards, print direction pages and colour palette/inspiration pages, complete with TCX Pantone references. Our directional 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. Explore 16 commercially relevant print trend themes that can help you develop and plan your new seasonal collections.  All images are credited for your convenience, providing the opportunity to further your research on key trends.

  • 8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2016

  • Over 50 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 150 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

Buy Spring/Summer 2016 Print Trend Report Part 2

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We also offer a version of this report bundled with 64 exclusive prints from the Patternbank Studio

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This clashing series of intricately composed and collaged photographs are the work of New Yorker Daniel Gordon. Captured in his studio on large format film, these highly patterned still life set ups are built using props from shrink wrapped and artificially coloured fruit to abstract looking plants, with backdrops of hand cut collage and strategically placed photographic imagery. The overall effect pokes fun at the historical cliché of the traditional still life and injects a spark of modernism into the familiar. See more from Daniel’s portfolio here.

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The Patternbank team are loving Irish street artist Maser work. Since 1995 Maser has been using the world as his canvas. Masers incredible 3D installation paintings are a combination of optical art and colourful geometric pattern plays. Masers most recent installation was part of the Las Vegas Life is Beautiful Festival, where he converted a deserted motel into a geometric world of colour – amazing stuff!

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We’ve got 2 versions of our indispensable Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report 3 x PDF Bundle this season. The PDF only version contains our Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Reports Part 1 & 2 plus the Première Vision + Indigo Autumn/Winter 2015/16 Print Trend Report at a great value price of $150 a saving of $70 if you were to buy all 3 separately.

Then we have a version that contains all of the above plus 128 exclusive royalty free Stock designs expertly curated from our Studio. This is priced at $450 which is a massive saving compared to buying 128 Stock designs at $50 each on the Studio which comes to $6,400!!!!!. So if you are looking for lots of on trend, directional prints at a great price for the Autumn/Winter 2015/16 season then this is for you.

  • 28 key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2015/16

  • Over 120 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence

  • Over 300 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

Buy PDF Only Version

Patternbank Textile Design Studio Version with 128 Stock Designs

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In addition to the PDF Only version you get 128 hand-picked textile designs from some of the amazingly talented designers on the Patternbank Studio. Each design is chosen to fit perfectly with one of our 16 strong directional print trend stories.

Included in the Patternbank Studio version:

  • All of the above from the PDF only version

  • 128 hi-res hand picked ready to use images (8 prints per trend story) from the Patternbank Studio

  • Expanded PDF with linked thumbnails of all 128 textile designs

Buy PDF + 128 Stock Designs Version

Some of the designs and designers included are:

Persian Carpet by Simonetta De SimoneWrap 1 by ZulkarneynButtercream Roses by Marianna ShomeroRose Daube by Janie MurphyTie Dye With Flowers by EJDesignerCrocodile Color Skin by ErceylanusMix Match by Rocolle ClémentineRumble in the Jungle by Adrianna ThomasFicus Camo Print by Aina Martinez SnapeMirrored Rainforest by Maria GiannakakisBirds Eye Diamond Stripe by Gwyn MarathasDigitalis Love by Elena Mileva-KrastevaHexagon Rosette by Garth SimmonsPixel Explosion Cityscape by Mindaugas PatapasTrace by Nina ZulianGeo Abstract by Kerrie CauvinBlue Green Pattern by Velvetgoldmine

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On close inspection these other worldly landscapes by artist Kate Shaw appear as a collaged mass of vivid marbling and ombre grounds, but with perspective the magic of her technique is revealed. Her lava like mixes of contrasting colours form mountains and the shaded grounds become fiery sunsets, the effect is mesmerising. Find out more about Kate and check out the rest of her work here.

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The Patternbank team love the digital environments that Mark Dorf creates seeking out unfamiliar landscapes and juxtaposing nature with art and digital photography. The subtle colour changes in background colour emphasise landscapes that sometimes seam unreal in themselves. Dorf is from a family based in science and the arts and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, you can see more of his art work at mdorf.com

 

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London based illustrator and pattern designer Fay Huo draws her inspiration from her childhood and philosophy. Her dreamlike imaginary worlds invite the viewer to explore her creative imagination and discover the hidden detail within these fascinating and surreal images. Fay has worked as graphic designer and illustrator for companies in Hong Kong, Bulgaria and in the U.K. and her work was chosen to show in the MTV Young Art Exhibition and the D&AD New Blood 2013. See more from Fay’s website here.

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The Patternbank Team thought we would share the work of Mark Whalen, Australian born artist who is currently showing at the Melbourne Art Fair with blackartprojects. Based in Los Angeles, Whalen’s work depicts outer-space environments using geometric perspective, illustrating rituals and ancient cultures with strange characters that dance, contort and interact in unusual ways. Check out more of his work including beautiful ceramics at markwhaleart.com

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The patternbank Team thought we would share the installation work of Cameron Gray which exhibited back in 2013 at the Miami Art Fair, presented by the Mike Wiess Gallery, Gray exhibited “Birth of a Legend”, an explosive riot of neon colour, state-of-the-art digital technology and hypnotic kitsch. The installation featured 27 stacked monitors looping a digital animation amongst other sculptures made of unrelated bric-a-brac and bursting with colour. Make of it what you will but we just love the sense of humour and chaos that collide to make these mind blowing images.

 

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