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The Patternbank team have been busy extracting all the key print looks for you in the final instalment of New York Fashion Week. Once again we saw designers take a trip to the 60’s and 70’s, with Glam rock and bohemian styling being the key print trends coming through from New York this Fall season. Look out for our forthcoming reports on London Fashion Week.

Libertine F/W16

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Modern 60s Graphics & Prints -Pattern Riots – Funky Political Statements – Beautiful Embellishments –  Decorative Typography – OTT Styling & Patchworks

Libertine Photos via Vogue.com

Anna Sui F/W16

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Sixties Enhanced Pattern – Modern Pop Art Plays  – New Biba References  – Psychedelic Prints  – Bohemian 60s Retro Prints

Anna Sui Photos via Vogue.com

Vivienne Tam F/W16

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Turkisk Carpet Patterns – North Asian Traditional Costume References  – Eclectic Folkloric Plays  – Explored Patchwork & Ikat

Vivienne Tam Photos via Vogue.com

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Patternbank brings you the second snapshot of strongest graduates from the  New Designers Part 2  & D&AD’s New Blood Graduate shows. The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the shows. Part 2 of the New Designers  show focuses on Illustration, Graphic Design and product design courses. D&AD’s New Blood which is situated in Shoreditch is a powerhouse of visual communication courses showcasing the next generation of graduates keen to impress. These events are the ultimate opportunity to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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India – Taylor Smith (Middlesex University), Andrew Tickner (University of Westminster) / Lauren White (Arts University Bournemouth), Sampada Gurung (Falmouth Illustration), Georgina Ridler (Plymouth College of Art)

 

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Kyle Jackson (University of Wolverhampton), Chelsea Smith (Nottingham Trent University) / Lana Cross (University of Derby), Sam Brown (Plymouth College of Art), Tom Exon (Buckinghamshire New University)

 

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Leah Trengove (Plymouth College of Art),  Gemma Taylor (University of Herfordshire) / Lauren McNab (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design), Dom Tsoi (Plymouth College of Art)

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Matt Lyon also known as C86 is a London-based artist and illustrator who loves to draw and doodle, creating wild shapes and patterns in vivid tropical colour. Lyon is a master of typography directly working with pen on paper where he captures the shapes and letterforms and then adds tonal colour from dark to light. The inspiration for many of his magical and playful fantasy lands where patterns and shapes emerge from allover, range from an interest in art and culture, including Folk Art, Paul Klee, Jean Dubuffet and illustrators, Jim Flora, Heinz Edelmann and David Klein. Lyon has worked for Nike, AOL, AT&T and Microsoft and his designs have been widely seen in books, magazines and wall spaces. See more at mattlyon.tumblr.com

 

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of the key prints seen at the recent Part 2 New Designers Graduate show. The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show. Taking place over two weeks at London’s Business Design Centre, with eight distinct design zones and two prestigious Awards Evenings, New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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All images copyright ©Olivia Mae Brown  2014, Leeds College of Art & Design

 

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All images copyright ©Stephanie Chadwick 2014, Northbrook College

 

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All images copyright ©James Skinner 2014, Falmouth University

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Be inspired by our next round up of the Menswear Collections for Spring/Summer 15 at the Milan catwalk shows. Patternbank have edited the key print looks for this season which showed strong bold pattern mixing from traditional paisley and botanical allovers to way-out graphics and fragmented collage.

Etro S/S 2015

Allover Paisley Pattern – Botanical and Foulard Motifs – William Morris Pattern – Graphic Twists – Large Scale Bold Pattern Making – Traditional Mix-ups – Over Scaled Photographic Fun – Food and Plate Imagery

Etro photos via vogue.co.uk

 

Antonio Marras S/S 2015

Graphic Portraits – Floral Jacquard Prints – Newspaper Collage Type – Football Themes – Simple Clean Lines – Fresh Tropical Botanics – Surreal Collage Graphics

Antonio Marras photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2015

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Exquisite Botanical Paintings – Ornithology Drawings – Delicate Snakeskin – Loosely Painted – Fresh Green Meadow and Tropical Mix – Sketchy Drawn and Watercolour Studies – Folk Floral Touches – Vibrant Leaf Tropics

Roberto Cavalli photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

MSGM S/S 2015

Fragmented Graphic Patterns – Matisse Inspired Cut-outs – Tropical Palm Prints – Bold Darks – Geometric Collage

MSGM photos via Vogue.co.uk

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Patternbank brings you the highlights from the recent London Collections: Men S/S 2015 Fashion Week.  London Fashion Week was a explosion of eye catching pattern, in this report we have edited through the collections to give you a round up of the strongest prints seen in the week.

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Pagan Gods and Idols Inspired Prints – Roman Wall Pattern – Strong Two Colour Contrast – Stamp print Allovers – Gladiator Styling – Embellished Pattern Work – Black, White, and Terra Cotta Colour Statements

KTZ- Photos via Style.com

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Punk Influenced Looks – Cartoon Skulls with Dark undertones – Graphic Leopard Skins – 1990s Cyberpunk Influences – Mohawk Punk Misfits

Sibling- Photos via Style.com

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Retro Wallpaper Prints – Strong Pastel Colour Plays – Style Sunflower Shirt Prints – 70s Psychedelia – Pop art Graphic Statements – Tye-dye Prints – Summer of Love Inspired looks

Topman Design – Photos via Style.com

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Japanese Tie-dyeing Shibori Technique – Refined Linear Base Prints – Future Hippie Cyberpunk Looks – Vivid Yellow Pop Prints – Ombré Effects

Richard Nicoll – Photos via Style.com

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Oversized Slogans – 90s Pattern & Graphic References – Pop Smiley Prints – Flags & Badges – Soda Pop Packaging Graphics – Cut and Paste Prints – Logo Mania Looks

Moschino – Photos via Style.com

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John Allen Carpets – Landscape Scenes – Lo-fi Crafted Looks – Mid Tone Statements- Atmospheric Art Looks

J.W.Anderson- Photos via Style.com

Christopher Kane

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Linear Plays – 3-D Flip Book Graphics – Colorful Abstract Prints – Layered Print Effects – Line Work Pattern forms

Christopher Kane – Photos via Style.com

Christopher Shannon

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Scrapbook Design Effects – Logo Statements – Collage Placements – Bold Type or Symbol Placements – Colour Over Prints – Bedroom Wall Poster Plays

Christopher Shannon – Photos via Style.com

Burberry Prorsum

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Adventure & Exploration Inspired Looks – Graphic Covers of  Found Vintage Books – Weathered Colourways – Oversized Typography Prints – Bruce Chatwin References

Burberry Prorsum – Photos via Style.com

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Micro Texture prints – Ombré & Gradient Prints Effects – Asian Inspired Wave Pattern Plays – Monochrome Texture

Joe Casely Hayford – Photos via Style.com

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Palm Tree Repeats – Large Scale Palm Leaf Pattern Mix –  Magnified Bacterium Prints – Optical Irregular Stripe Build ups – Quirky Inverted Tropical

Opening Ceremony – Photos via Style.com

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Abstract Swirls – Bold Colour Plays of Black, Red and White – Unsymmetrical Prints – Prints Over Suiting – Overprinted Wovens

Alexander McQueen – Photos via Style.com

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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

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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.

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The Patternbank team spotted these playful geometric pattern pieces and thought we’d share. Murmure is a creative agency that started in Caen in 2010 and specialises in strong visual identities in fields such as arts, culture, music and luxury. The agency is directed by two artistic directors (Julien Alirol and Paul Ressencourt) and aspires to produce and develop singular creative and aesthetic projects adapted to its clients’ desires. Patternbank love their use of bold optical pattern in everyday unexpected places. Enjoy more of their work here.

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Grady McFerrin is an illustrator, designer and hand-letterer, who lives in Brooklyn, New York. A true traditionalist using the old classic materials like pencil, pen, brush, ink, paint and cut paper, McFerrin achieves a unique quality to his work which sets it apart from others. The intensity and brightness of colour keeps things fresh and his individual, fun and quirky style make his illustrations look new but with a nod to vintage book illustration. McFerrin has produced a range of gorgeous stationery for Chronicle Books and his work appears on wine bottles, magazines, book covers and countless ad campaigns. You can see more of his amazing talent at gmillustrationtumblr.com

 

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The Patternbank team stumbled upon these intricate type and pattern formations created by Dutch artist Hansje Van Halem. Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2003 and now works as an independent graphic designer. She has great love for typography, book design and all other types of printed matter. We love Hansje’s pattern Sketchbook which is is a compilation of self generated, commissioned, applied, rejected and unfinished sketches, type drawings, experiments, patterns and failures made between 2003 and 2013.

 

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Patternbank brings you our third and final print highlight report on the recent New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion shows. In this instalment we have again selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for Autumn/Winter 2014/15. Keep an eye out for our reports on London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

Clover Canyon A/W 2014/15

Engineered Fabric Placements – Digital Photographic Backgrounds – Heavy Folk Embroidery – Constructed Pattern Mixes – Fluorescent Rainbow Prints – Rich Painterly Florals – Stained Glass Window Prints – Garish Plaid and Tartan – Vivid Lime Landscapes

Clover Canyon photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Libertine A/W 2014/15

Seventies Floral Mixing – Floral Silhouettes – Clashing Eclectic Pattern – Embellished Graphic Motifs – Screen Printed Types – Distressed Mono-print Texture – Grid-like Checks – Graffiti and Skate References – Badges and Emblems

Libertine photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Anna Sui A/W 2014/15

Chinoiserie Florals – Scarf Print Layouts – 1920’s and Art Deco References – Stylised Florals – Simple Outline Pattern – Book Illustration Prints – Decorative Pattern Details – Border and Panel Prints – Graphic Flat Colour – Paisley and Navaho Elements

Anna Sui photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tracey Reese A/W 2014/15

Textured Abstract Florals – Monochromatic Backgrounds – Heavy Embroidered Print Styles – Silhouette Leaf Prints – Pattern Overlays – Shadow and Offset Imagery – Detailed Paisley Borders – Winter Landscapes – Herringbone and Monoprint Texture

Tracy Reese photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Vivienne Tam A/W 2014/15

Psychedelic Marble Surfaces – Abstracted Cave Prints – Minute Pattern Detail – Seventies References – Mandela Patterns – Chinese Cave Frescos – Crocheted Lace Appliques – Full Pattern Cover Ups – Wavy Expressive Line

Vivienne Tam photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Carolina Herrera A/W 2014/15

Geometric and Tessellated Pattern – Depth and Dimension – Appliquéd Details – Bold Abstract Shapes – Red and Blue Colour palettes – Hand Painted Pattern – Graphic and Simple Repeated Prints – Modern Simplicity – Geometry

Carolina Herrera photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Proenza Schouler A/W 2014/15

Psychedelic Wood Grains – Speckled Highlighted Texture – Graphic Giraffe Skin – Vivid Monochrome Safari Prints – Rich and Multilayered Pattern – Sculptural and Volume – Geometric and Colour Blocked Layouts

Proenza Schouler photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Diane Von Furstenberg A/W 2014/15

Stylised 70’s Psychedelia – Border Framed Prints – Love Not Patterns – Bold Mix and Match Combinations – Abstract Shapes – Repeated Moon and Stars – Swirls and Wave Pattern – Monochromatic Colour – Black and Gold

Diane Von Furstenberg photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tommy Hilfiger A/W 2014/15

Workwear and Alpine References – Technicolour Plaids – Tartan and Stripe mixed – Varied Layouts – Diagonal Stripe and Plaid Pattern – Contrasting Pocket Details – Pieced and Patched Combinations

Tommy Hilfiger photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Honor A/W 2014/15

Hand Painted Rose Prints – Stand Out Colour – Photographic Floral Collage – Dark black Backgrounds – Simplistic Bias Checks – Subtle Colour Washes – Spliced and Cut Florals – Subtle Tonal Shading

Honor photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Custo Barcelona A/W 2014/15

Geometric Snakeskin Panels – Abstract Pattern Mixing – Digital Cityscapes – Lurex and Lame Fabric Reflections – Weird and Wonderful Optics – Disco Inspired – Kaleidoskope Pattern – Digital Photographic Pattern Plays – Fluorescent Textile Touches

Custo Barcelona photos via Vogue.co.uk

Patternbank brings you the highlights from New York A/W 2014/15 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn / Winter 2014/15. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly and also the up and coming London, Milan and Paris Shows which we will also be covering here at Patternbank.

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Abstract Rock Star Images – Marbleised Jacquard Pattern – Abstract Kaleidoscopic Effects – High Contrast Pattern – Marble and Textured Surfaces – Mashed-up Prints – Contrasting Scale – Earth’s Surface

M Missoni photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tocca A/W 2014/15

Scattered Floral Heads – Simple Leaf Cut-outs – Pressed Flower Patterns – Collaged Petal Prints – Dark Backgrounds – Stylised Florals – Unusual Colour Palettes – Bold Floral Styles

Tocca photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Nicole Miller A/W 2014/15

Complex Feather Prints – Kaleidoscope Pattern build-ups – Dark Studies – Graduated and Merging Pattern  – Blurring and Distortion – Damask Florals – Distorted Ikat – Peacock Feathers

Nicole Miller photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Nonoo A/W 2014/15

Photographic Nature – Solid Over-Prints – Light Effect Leaf Prints – Subtle Over-lays – Modern Abstract Constructions – Bold Graphic Shapes – Electric Colour Accents – Indigo Blue Transparency

Nonoo photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tia Cibani A/W 2014/15

Exaggerated Scales – Blurred and Distorted Floral Blooms – Loose Brush Marks – Monotone Background Prints – Animal Skin Jacquards – Bold Stripe Bands – Rich Colour Combinations

Tia Cibani photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Rachel Comey A/W 2014/15

Weird and Wonderful Illustrations – Slogan and Type Bubbles – Abstract Graphics – Naive Paper Cut-outs – Bold Torn Graphic Shapes – Illustrative Style – Rich Colour Combinations

Rachel Comey photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Peter Som A/W 2014/15

Midnight Carnation Blooms – Bouquet Placement Prints – Motion Blurs – Border Pattern Mixes – Graduation in Texture – Herringbone and Check Mixes – Tonal and Monochromatic – Orange Colour Bursts

Peter Som photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Tanya Taylor A/W 2014/15

Confetti Petal Prints – Subtle Mark-making – Soft Paint Washes – Bleed and Watercolour Markings – Appliqué Rose Lace – Scattered Rose Prints – Bouquet Groupings

Tanya Taylor photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Richard Chai Love A/W 2014/15

Geometric Layers – Subtle Bands of Colour – Tessellated Shapes – Deep Border Prints – Panelled Lace Prints – Engineered Pattern Plays – 3D Effects – Stylish Abstracts – Sophisticated Colour Palettes

Richard Chai Love photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

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Super Scale Textured Prints – Photocopy Blow-ups – Blurred and Distorted Surfaces – Graphic Colour Blocking – Abstract Geometric Panels – Mono-print Styles – Monochromatic Colour – Grayscale Prints

BCBG Max Azria photos via Vogue.co.uk

 

Patternbank love New York based artist Phil Frost’s work where he combines found objects and multi-layered combinations of colourful graphic symbols and intricate typography. Among all the layers of pattern, mask-like forms appear like totem pole decoration and shapes dance with sprays of neon colour. Frost grew up in Western Massachusetts and enjoyed summer visits to Northwestern Ohio where, with an older cousin they would go on expeditions hunting for antique glass bottles. These unearthed treasures would later influence him in his own work of collected and found objects. Frost’s exhibition, The “Solace of the Sword”, recently showed at Ace Gallery, LA.

 

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Patternbank loves this vibrant new collection for Autumn/Winter 2014 from Basso & Brooke Studio. Their new season’s range has the signature Basso & Brooke digital trickery with layers of contrasting pattern plays. All-over photographic prints of texture and folds, sit against multicoloured collaged prints and sharp monochromatic pattern. Crisp B&W numerical simplicity mixes with a psychedelic floral riot, and even digital camo, traditional tartan and  manipulated animal skins find their place in this feast of pattern and texture. See more from the Eye popping Basso & Brooke Studio 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

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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

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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 are excited to bring you Part 1 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 :-

Curated Botanicals / Cut & Paste / Fragmented Surface / Hyper Camo / Linear Forms / Primitive Hand / Vintage Hawaii / Blanched Nature

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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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Scott Albrecht is an Artist/Designer currently based in Brooklyn, New York and a member of The Gowanus Studio Space. A self taught woodworker, Albrecht not only specializes in hand drawn typography but translates his work into wood. His work has featured in numerous publications including Luxe Magazine and Stuck Up, and books such as ‘PEEL- The Art of the Sticker’ and ‘Live Now’ Patternbank loves Albrecht’s contemporary use of classic techniques in creating his simple but bold graphic style. See more here.

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Graphic Designer Evelin Kasikov takes her work into the tactile realm of textile design by employing the craft of embroidery in creating her typographical illustrations. Patternbank discovered the Estonian designer at ‘Pick Me Up 2013’ with her embroidery workshop and supersize cross-stitch ‘Pick Me Up’ logo. Evelin has been employed on commissions such as giant wall designs for McGarryBowan’s London offices and illustrations for The Guardian, WIRED and The New York Times. Visit her website to see more.

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Collections of old books, letters, recipes, children’s story books, album covers and found papers are meticulously cut and pieced together by the renowned collage artist Lance Letscher. Letscher’s attention to detail and eye for colour and composition is remarkable and his growing international reputation has resulted in solo shows in England, France, Germany, Poland and Spain. The comparison to quilt making is apt when you know of his wife’s collection of quilt blocks and patterns. The way the materials are sliced into strips, squares, wedges and then re-formed into crystal-like patterns of depth and texture is just beautiful. Lance Letscher : Collage (UT Press Fine Art Series) is a limited edition of 250 signed copies, a nice edition to any designer / book collector.

 

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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 Fourth 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 Illustrators, graphic artists and studios seen at the fair this year.

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This year was another mass of creative workshops and inspirational content.  Pick Me Up packs together the most exciting international talent from the wonderfully diverse field of graphic arts for an 11-day extravaganza of creative workshops, late-night art and music mash-ups, quirky family-fun events and interactive shopping spaces with original, affordable artwork and limited- edition prints.

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Fatherless were on hand  creating one-of-a-kind hand-printed images especially for Pick Me Up crowd, as well as creating prints, t-shirts, broadsides and handbills each day. Formed in 2010 and hailing from Rockford, Illinois, Fatherless is a collaborative print posse of artists, designers, graffiti writers and educators. All of their work consists of hand-screened, limited edition prints, and can best be described as, “a visual mixtape of creative shenagination.”

 

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Katie draws inspiration from traditional scientific illustrations. Katie’s original work was made especially for this years Pick Me Up. Patternbank loved her whimsical studies of biological studies and scientific drawings.

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