Patternbank discovered these incredible Temari on Pinterest via Roger Yorke, a dealer of antique ethnic textiles, specialising in Japanese Kimonos and textiles. Check out his other inspiring boards while your there, he has a feast of inspiration. The Temari here are by Nana Akua’s Grandma who is in her 90′s! You can see more stunning examples of her work on Akua’s dedicated flickr page. Patternbank are in total admiration of the time and skill that must of gone into making these beautiful works of art. We are sure you’ll be inspired by the hundreds of patterns found in these embroidered wonders.
French visual artist Joanie Lemercier is a master of illusion with his 3D art and light trickery. With a background in graphic design he went on to form Antivj a team of visual artists specializing in audiovisual projects, installations and stage design, exhibiting at venues ranging from clubs to international galleries and festivals. Some of his personal work includes 3D paper and card pyramids attached to the wall creating a textural canvas’s onto which Lemercier projects light, animating his geometric landscape and tricking the eye. See his website for more inspiring projects.
Chris Dorosz takes thousands of staples and arranges them onto a blank canvas pouring paint into each compartment, the result is a picture formed of pixellated pattern and colour. To appreciate fully the viewer needs to stand back to see the figures that begin to emerge. Patience and precision must be Dorosz’s thing when you see the intricate sculptures and installations he creates. Drops of paint are trapped within clear plastic rods and suspended on fine pieces of filament, the effect is quite something. Chris Dorosz is from San Franscisco, CA and graduated with an MFA from the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design. You can see more of his cool installations at chrisdorosz.com.
Patternbank brings you our final report from Paris A/W 2013/14 Fashion Week. In this second instalment we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. Now that the dust has settled and all the shows have finished we are busy working on our ‘Catwalk Print & Pattern Trend Report for Autumn/Winter 2013/14′. Our resident trend experts are scouring the thousands of incredible images we’ve seen and breaking down the key trends from the Catwalks of New York, London, Milan and Paris. Sign up to our Weekly Digest to be among the first to hear about this indispensable report.
Comme Des Garcons photos via Vogue.co.uk
Valentino photos via Vogue.co.uk
Moncler Gamme Rouge photos via Vogue.co.uk
Tsumori Chisato photos via Vogue.co.uk
John Galliano photos via Vogue.co.uk
Givenchy photos via Vogue.co.uk
Maxime Simoens photos via Vogue.co.uk
Kenzo photos via Vogue.co.uk
Patternbank have spotted Ed Fairburn’s amazing map based portraits on a handful of inspirational blogs recently and thought we’d share. Based in Cardiff, illustrator Ed Fairburn creates portraits using old vintage maps to bring his unique artworks to life. He explains ‘ I paint, draw and construct using a flexible range of tangible media across a wide range of surfaces and contexts, allowing my practice to exist across various disciplines.’ Patternbank love the way Ed’s illustrations transpire from intricate road networks and structured landscapes. See more of his work at his portfolio site edfairburn.com
Patternbank brings you the highlights from Paris A/W 2013/14 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Autumn/Winter 2013/14. Watch out for Part 2 which will follow shortly.
Chalayan photos via Vogue.co.uk
Dries Van Noten photos via Vogue.co.uk
Lanvin photos via vogue.co.uk
Balenciaga photos via Vogue.co.uk
Maison Martin Margiela photos via Vogue.co.uk
Issey Miyake photos via Vogue.co.uk
Sonia Rykiel photos via Vogue.co.uk
Manish Arora phots via Vogue.co.uk
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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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 [...]
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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 Wester[...]
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