Brian Stechschulte is a photographer and writer who is totally absorbed in the world of beer as you can clearly see by this fantastic collection of pre 1980′s vintage beer labels from the US State of Michigan. You can check more of his collection over on his All Over Beer Flickr Page. Cheers.
Patternbank brings you Part 1 of our essential Spring/Summer 2014 print trend direction for the new season. Our trends forecast team have been busily researching the globe for the strongest directional print trends. In this report we aim to supply and inspire you with the key print trends for Spring/Summer 2014, making these reports indispensable intelligence tools for your seasonal print developments.
8 key print trends for Spring/Summer 2014
36 pages of inspirational print forecast intelligence
Over 130 on trend hand-picked colour images
Seasonal print mood & print direction pages for each trend
Colour breakdowns for each 8 print trends with TCX Pantone references
Clean and visually inspiring layout
This 36 page report includes 8 inspirational print trends :-
Ornate Linear / Blue & White / Graphic Pop / Ghoslty Florals / Tropical Utopia / Scientific Nature / Future Nouveau / Acid Stripe
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 2014. This new improved PDF report will be your essential seasonal aid for your new print developments and colour direction.
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Finnish-born illustrator Riikka Sormunen employs her characteristic detailed painting style to create these beautiful, pattern-rich illustrations. Her artwork features a strong textile element which involves heavily layered collage-style images that draw the eye into this intriguing world. Find more of Sormunen’s illustrations on her website.
Botanical Layers is the creative brainchild of Masha Reva and Syndicate. The collection juxtapositions immersion in the rapid pace of contemporary life, gadgets and social networks with a yearning for our natural environment, explored as a metaphorical botanical garden of Photoshop layers and loading bars. Check out their websites for more – Mesha Reva and Syndicate. Amazing!
Patternbank love Barry McGee’s unique personal style of fusing together found and invented imagery along with tags and assorted objects. Influenced by Mexican muralists, tramp art, the graffiti artists of the 70′s and 80′s and the San Francisco Beat poets, he creates a unique visual language. McGee, also known by his street name, Twist, is acclaimed for his work in the street and for his painted installations in galleries, museums and art festivals around the world. You can see more of his work at the Prism Gallery in California where he exhibited earlier this year.
Patternbank have a major crush on Contino’s work and not surprisingly, he has garnered considerable attention for his unique approach to design utilising hand-drawn lettering and typographic illustration in conjunction with a modern, yet minimalistic sensibility. He has received numerous accolades for his fusion of old and new world aesthetics and continues to influence modern trends in graphic design and apparel design. Jon resides in Brooklyn with his wife Erin where he works not only as a freelance illustrator, but also as Co-Founder and Creative Director of menswear brand CXXVI Clothing Company (see our post on their Spring 2012 T Shirt Collection). The Great Discontent have just done a great post on him which you can read here or check out his website for more inspiring work.
The Patternbank team visited London’s Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park last weekend. The Affordable Art Fair’s formula is simple, yet unique: a relaxed, inspiring environment and lots of good quality contemporary art. In this post we give a quick snapshot of our favorite finds whilst walking the show. Check the website for dates and info on other global cities that the fair is visiting.
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