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 patswerk.nl.
This collection of Graphic Collages by Sarah Mazzetti caught our eye this week. The Bologna based artist who’s better known for her bold and vibrant poster designs, was trained in Communication (Bachelors Degree) at Bologna University and in Illustration at IED Milan. She’s been freelance since 2009 and has collaborated with magazines such as GQ Italy and L’Europeo. Mazzetti has since joined forces with Guilia Sagramola and Cristina Dizioni to form Tiara, an illustration and comics label with an enviable list of clients, including the creatively inspiring magazine Anorak. Patternbank loves her energetic collage style and the hand drawn quality of her graphics, see her full range of posters and art at her website.
Tokyo born artist, graphic designer and illustrator Natsuki Otani has the ability to combine a rainbow of vibrant colour, with a sophisticated illustrative style to create these stunning images. Her Fashion Illustration for A/W 2012 featured in Station Magazine (images featured) depicting designs from Mary Katranzou, Peter Pilloto and Prada have a simple, inky fluidity which is, unmistakably her signature style. Patternbank loves the strong sense of pattern throughout her work and her sensitivity to detail and proportion. Check out her list of talents and achievements at her website.
Successful Animator, Illustrator and Textile designer Monika Forsberg has caught the eye of Patternbank this week. Originally from Lulea in northern Sweden, Monika moved to London to study at Camberwell School of Art and went on to gain a BA (hons) in Illustration at the University of Westminster and an MA (RCA) in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Patternbank were particularly attracted to her designs in coloured pen and her pattern rich illustrations, we love the naive quality of her pen work and the way her images take the eye on a journey, through a fantasy land of pattern and form. Monika’s website is currently being overhauled but if you want to see more, her latest project is an Animated Short for Channel 4, as part of their ‘Random Acts’, to be screened in April.
In this new extensive PDF report, Patternbank brings you the essential Spring/Summer 2014 print trend information seen at February’s Première Vision and Indigo shows in Paris. Our trend team were on hand to capture all the seasonal key points from the show. This report brings you the key print trend insights from the show, making this report an indispensable intelligence tool for your seasonal print developments.
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In this report Patternbank brings you our print and pattern highlights from the recent London A/W 2013 Fashion Week. Here we have selected key designers showing the strongest print trends for the Fall / Winter 2013 Season. Check back soon for Part 2 of the London Fashion Week print report, which we are currently working on!
Holly Fulton photos via Fashionising.com
Clements Ribeiro photos via Fashionising.com
KTZ photos via Fashionising.com
Giles photos via Fashionising.com
Christopher Kane photos via Fashionising.com
Erdem photos via Fashionising.com
Jean Pierre Braganza photos via Fashionising.com
Part 2 of Patternbank’s London’s Print & Pattern Highlight report will be live shortly.
José Lerma creates a mixture of paintings and intricate installations combining non-traditional materials from reflective fabrics, commercial carpet, thickly applied paint and biro pen. In this he makes reference to his own personal history and academic knowledge of social history, law and art. Some of these images feature Baroque style portraits of historical, famous French Bankers from 18th Century sporting over-exaggerrated sketchy, doodle wigs with distorted and blank faces. The scale of the installation pieces has great effect where the viewer can walk over and examine at detail. Lerma says, ” I like the thought of people walking over my ideas, convoluted and preliminary as they often are, and examining and stepping over an intimate space while simultaneously feeling small.” You can see more of is highly spell bounding work at joselerma.com and on flickr
In this report Patternbank delivers the key Spring/Summer 2014 print & pattern trends seen at the recent New York, London, Paris and Milan Runway shows. Our trend team have analysed all the relevant designers collections to capture the seasonal key print trends and colour stories from the shows. This handy report brings [...]
Patternbank featured successful Animator, Illustrator and Textile designer Monika Forsberg earlier this year. At the time her website was undergoing an overhaul, but now that its up and running we thought we'd share some of her new work with you. Originally from Lulea in northern Sweden, Monika moved to London to study at Ca[...]
Patternbank were drawn to the work of Joan Saló, with delicate fine lines and subtle colour combinations Saló's paintings are unusual in that he uses traditional pen and ink to create abstract yet orderly compositions. It's nice to see the trend for a more simplistic hand drawn quality of work after so much digital and photo[...]