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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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Pattern is everywhere at the moment and it’s a time where many emerging brands are freshening up new collections with an abundance of found archive prints. The Patternbank team saw these fun, retro inspired shirt prints from Cuckoos Nest, a UK street wear brand that’s turning heads at the moment. We’re loving the mix of edgy street wear and the idyllic outdoors. Engineered Hawaiian style, cute animal character scenes, bear repeats and duck conversation prints give a real earthy twist to their new SS13 Summer collection.



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These quirky, oddball illustrations are the work of Netherlands based art studio Patswerk. Situated in The Hague, Patswerk was founded in 2008 by long time friends Ramon Avelino, Rogier Mulder and Lex van Tol. The studio collective use playful, surreal, complex compositions that mix an array of everyday objects in fresh colourful statements. See more of their unique and fun work at the recently updated website



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With the Spring/Summer season just around the corner, keeping track of new and emerging graphic tee shirt trends is key. Patternbank spotted these graphic delights by street-wear brand Carhartt. They have just released a batch of 70 strong tee shirt styles with a real mix of inspiring graphic. The S/S13 collection sees a strong visual play on twisted retro sports graphics, outdoor hunting themes and comic book inspired prints. Guest artists called upon these season included: David Lanaspa, Doubleday & Cartwright, Rise Above, Typeholics, Playarea, Will Kemp, and Sergey Shapiro. Check out the full range at Carharrt website.



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Long ago when mobile phones were the size of houses and the closest thing to the internet was the loading screens on a zx spectrum. There was a kid who could almost always be found scribbling away. Conjuring up imagery of anything and everything from hyper advanced cars to magnificent beasts. That kid was Scott Balmer. After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art & Design in Scotland, Balmer started life as a freelance illustrator and has never looked back since. Patternbank is digging Scott’s trippy graphic explorations in colour and pattern. With clients like Umbro, The Guardian, Howies and The New York Times magazine already tapping into his creative mindset, he’s definitely one to watch. See more of his illustration portfolio here.

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Patternbank love these freaky limited edition t-shirts. More pieces of digital art than garments, and with only 10 copies of each design printed. This project is the vision of media artist Sterling Crispin, who has collaborated with a handful of well known and up and coming artists to create a real visual treat.  The project is channeled through, where you can purchase these limited edition pieces.

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After visiting the recent Bread & Butter show in Berlin, the Patternbank team saw that photographic prints are still featuring strong for Spring/Summer 2013 graphics. Colourful, surreal prints are still a main focus for many brands for next summer. With this in mind we thought we’d share these imaginary photo collage prints from Beth Hoeckel. Mixing realist and surrealist Hoeckel’s work plays with the juxtaposition between foreground and background objects. Baltimore based Hoeckel is a collage artist and photographer who loves the control of real paper, ink and adhesive.

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With such a large amount of digitally enhanced work around at the moment, it’s incredibly refreshing to see graphics that have a hand-crafted flavour to them. BMD Designs is a graphic studio based in Bordeaux and has a passion for creating innovative communication graphics. A specialist in apparel graphics, they have an impressive client list, with Levi, Quiksilver, Audi and Volcom already on their books. If you like these, you might also be interested in seeing Caleb Owen Everitt‘s work, which Patternbank featured a couple of months back.

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Hydro74 is a respected Orlando based designer, otherwise known as Joshua M. Smith. Hydro74 is a master of achieving smooth fluid lines within his work and swears by drawing everything by hand first. The computer aided vector process comes after Smith is happy with the final sketched artwork. Patternbank love these latest artworks, where halftone pattern, complex vector form and overlaid colour blend together to create a collection of powerful visual images.

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Experimenting with new techniques can be a key part of elevating artworks. Patternbank recently stumbled across Kris Trappeniers a Belgium – based artist. Describing himself as a “paper sculptor” we were in awe at his incredibly delicate portraits.  Using just a ballpoint pen and a sharp scalpel Trappeniers painstakingly cuts out his artworks to create these linear halftone effects – simply stunning stuff.

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Motorbike visuals and heritage vibes are still continuing to be a relevant graphic trend for A/W 2012. The Patternbank team spotted these beautifully crafted branding graphics by Caleb Owen Everitt. Caleb recently teamed up with Ryan Rodes and are now working together as Land design studio. Caleb’s authentic looking layouts and hand crafted font work that give these branded graphics such strong visual impact. The team already have an impressive list of clients which include Vans, Falcon Motorcycles, Levi, Nike and Stag Austin.

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