Beautiful screenprinted posters here from the prolific Frenchman, Damien Tran. Each one is handmade, limited edition and produced on runs of usually less than 100. We love the colours, shapes and overall organic and seemingly effortless qualities of these posters. Check out his website damientran.com or his Flickr for more of his great work.
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.
An incredible collection of stamps from places such as Uruguay, Gemany, Ireland, Korea, New Zealand, Iran and Brazil has been curated by Karen Horton. We love the colours, textures, type and diverse cultural references of these tiny marvels. Particular favourites are the top pink one from the Ryukyu Islands c.1970, celebrating the “New Year” and the second one down from France: Year of the Child c.1979, in commemoration of the International Year of the Child; Design by Odette Baillais. Check out her beautiful collection on her Flickr page.
Patternbank love artist and brand collaborations, and were excited when we saw this creative partnership. Adrian Johnson has teamed up with street and skatewear brand Stussy for their ‘Artist Series‘ t-shirt range. These 4 surf-inspired graphics have Johnson’s trademark visual look and feel, with bold colour and a 60s vibe. Adrian’s work has already led to a prolific career and he has a client list which includes Paul Smith, Adidas, Monocle, The New York Times and Unicef.
Sticking with the Australian flavour, we also saw these large scale collage pieces the other day and thought we’d share. Rone is one of the most iconic graffiti artists of Australia, his work hides under many overpasses throughout the city of Melbourne. Over the years the now famed artist reached street acclaim for plastering large canvases depicting faces of “girls” throughout the urban centers of Australia, London, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo, Barcelona and Hong Kong. We love the semi translucent collage technique that gives these new pieces real depth and visual intrigue. r-o-n-e.com
Vladimir Stankovic is an amazingly creative illustrator from Finland. Stankovic works with a variety of mediums – from watercolors, tempera, colored pencil and markers. Patternbank love the way he mixes colors, in his surreal and some what spooky illustrations. Take a look at the rest of his strange nature studies on Behance net
Collage and new forms of creative collage are huge trends influences many artists and apparel graphics at the moment. Patternbank stumbled across these interesting art forms from UK illustrator Charles Williams. His technique of using textured and found paper to build his structured portraits and typographical experiments have a real fresh edge to them. Williams is already making an impact, with clients like Nike, VW, BBC, GC and Uniqlo already on his books. madedup.org
Athens born illustrator Christina K, uses a blend of both traditional and and digital mark making techniques in creating these insightful illustrations. Patternbank loves her sensitive approach to detail and her striking use contrast with monochrome fine line and flashes of vibrant colour. Her work has been featured in high [...]
Santtu Mustonen is a Finnish illustrator living and working in Helsinki and Amsterdam. Organic patterns, natural science and movement inspire his work, which combines handcrafted and analog textures in a digital space. He animates various textures and visual imagery by using a three-dimensional modeling program to alter the[...]
Patternbank are loving the bold illustrations of Montreal based artist Sandra Chevrier. Her portraits are brought to life by combining familiar iconic comic book characters with strong brush work. The refreshing use of collage techniques mixed with the multicoloured comic book art gives real impact in these stunning illustra[...]