Mercedes Lagunas is a hugely talented, emerging Spanish artist. Her passion for painting started early and she studied Art History at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, then later going on to take a Masters in Graphic Design. Her work is reminiscent of 1960′s poster art and Patternbank loves her bold use of colour, strong stylised imagery and pattern giving her work energy and personality. See more from Mercedes here.
Shelley Kommers is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator. Her artwork is collage-based, textured, and layered, with a beautiful cheeky, whimsical quality. After studying Advertising at Art Center College of Design, Shelley applied her skills to illustration, clothing design, and graphic design. Her artwork has been shown in galleries nationwide, and has been featured in publications such as Somerset Studio Magazine, Zeixs Feierabend Unique Books and The Artistic Mother by Shona Cole. Check more of her beautiful work on her website.
Patternbank brings you the highlights from New York S/S 2014 Fashion Week. This is the first instalment where we have selected designers showing key print trends for Spring / Summer 2014. 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.
BCBG Max Azria S/S 2014
Hand Painted Florals – Pattern build ups - Flowing Florals – Distorted Beauty – Monochrome Expression – Ink Marked Pattern – Sectioned structure
BCBG Max Azria photos via Vogue.com
Josie Natori S/S 2014
Abstract Forms – Blurred Pattern – Monochrome Patterns – Rainbow-Bright Checks - Creative Print Mixes - Abstract Geometrics – Ombre Blurred Checks
Josie Natori photos via Style.com
Diane Von Furstenburg S/S 2014
Tribal References – Linear Pattern – Gradient In-fill Pattern – African Animals - Light Distortion – Graphic Pattern
Diane Von Frustenberg photos via Style.com
Prabal Gurung S/S 2014
Floral Collage – Pattern Patchwork – Bright Colour Use – Black & White Floral Painted - Cut-Up Pattern use – Abstracted Structure
Prabal Gurung photos via Style.com
Nicole Miller S/S 2014
Floral and Print mix – Blurred and double exposed Prints – Shared & Fractured Looks – Intense Micro Kaleidoscope Effects - Painted Floral -Abstract Texture Combinations
Nicole Miller photos via Style.com
Whit S/S 2014
Delicate Summer Floral – Contrast Prints – Simplified Painted Blooms – Intense Colour Contrast – Fern and Flower References
Whit photos via Fashionising.com
Tanya Taylor S/S 2014
Striped Form – Colour Plays through Striped Pattern – Stipple Brush Techniques – Flowing Pattern – Contrasting Colour use through Stripes – Hand Painted
Tanya Taylor photos via Style.com
Jeremy Laing S/S 2014
Squeegee’d Pattern - Large Scale Photographic Florals – New York Artist Julia Dault’s Art - Fluid Studies – Movement Through Print - Ethereal Foliage
Jeremy Laing photos via Style.com
Red Valentino S/S 2014
Painted Floral Studies – Full-on Blooms – 60′s Gardening Illustrations – Intense Looks – Summer Blooms – Hand Rendered Studies
Red Valentino photos via Style.com
Patternbank loves the digital artistry of Ukrainian artist Nadiia Cherkasova , also known as Your Porcelain Doll. Her love of drawing started when she was 4 or 5 she then went on to high school where she was taught by a great Ukrainian artist before going on to university. Originally trained as an architect, Nadiia’s passion for art has developed and her use of traditional mediums has moved on to her current favorite, the Wacom tablet. See more from Your Porcelain Doll here.
An intricate use of pattern and texture bring a colourful vibrance to Ola Liola’s animal and bird illustrations. Her hand drawn ink and watercolour images come alive with flowing organic decoration, giving her creatures an ornate tattooed appearance. After completing her studies in Tel Aviv, Israel, Ola now lives and works in Berlin. See more from Ola here.
Patternbank is loving the quirky work of L.A. artist Kelly Puissegur. The Louisiana born illustrator adds an element of humor to her work with animal characters often accompanying philosophical quotations . Kelly’s inspiration comes from music, films, found objects, plants, animals and people she knows. Ideas that pop into her head are applied to mediums such as wooden panels, skateboards hand made paper and even surfboards, and always in her playful whimsical style. See more from Kelly on her website and original works and prints are also available to buy on Etsy.
Hennie Haworth’s distinctive drawing style captures everyday objects and street scenes bringing them to life in brilliant colour. Haworth studied illustration at Brighton University and now lives and works in London. Looking through her growing portfolio with a client list including Habitat, Urban Outfitters, Elle Magazine, The Guardian, Penguin and more she shows just how versatile her drawing can be from illustrations for magazines, book covers and interior surface design. Check out her style at henniehaworth.co.uk
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