These beautiful photographic patterns are constructed from daily snapshots that Lisa A Frank takes while walking in the woods, then the images are “sewn” together through extreme image layering and masking. From the Artists Statement “Choosing to focus on natural elements that are not commonly appreciated or used for decorative purposes, my artwork is connected to the “wildness” in nature even as it is taming it by the cre-ation of formal patterning. Creating a context for connection, it is my purpose to draw the viewer into a local world as it hasn’t been seen before – charged with wonder – rich, complex and changeable while being inclusive and accessible.” For more of these wonderful and magical patterns check out Lisa A Frank Photography.
Elegant styling combined with the use of paint adds an artistic sense of fun to this beautiful editorial for Please! Magazine. The stunning 3D texture of the paint creates abstract patterns, and the covered face of the model provokes a curious visual for the viewer. Paint and art direction by graphic designer Leslie David, photography by Nagi Sakai.
Contributed By Sarah Bishop
The culmination of a four-year project documenting sporting courts and fields across the globe, Courts, the debut book by Australian photographer Ward Roberts, is filled with colour-drenched images that operate as both playful documentary studies and intriguing formal propositions. The 32 page book is available from Erm Books at $20.00. If you like Ward’s photographic style check out Patternbank’s previous post Confused State.
Illustrator, photographer and graphic designer Laura Mckellar, has captivated Patternbank with her quirky 50’s style black and white photographs, embellished with colourful appliqué and embriodery. With Melbourne roots and born into a family of artists and photographers, her childhood was spent experimenting with photography and art which lead to five years of training as a graphic designer. See more of her work on her website.
Patternbank have already highlighted Michael Chase’s amazing photographic abstract art in our ‘Beautiful Decay’ post but after seeing some of his recent work we wanted to highlight more. Chase’s new photographic experimental studies are great inspiration for our Spring/Summer 2013 colour trend forecast ‘Vibrant Glow’. With acid candy tones and pastel combinations these new textural photos are a great resource for print and pattern inspiration. See more of Michael Chase’s textural studies at his tumblr site Areaofinterest.com
Playful geometrics mimicking information graphs come with a hint of nostalgia in Chad Hagen’s work – yet everything still feels very contemporary, clean cut and fresh. Alongside working with geometric shapes to create these pieces monochromatic disjointed imagery, typography and precise linear illustrations highlight his real attention for detail. See his full portfolio at chadhagen.com
Contributed By Sarah Bishop
We love these deep, layered, dreamlike works by London based Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer Robert Colquhoun. The muted colours and complex textures with the often indistinguishable transparent images draw you in to Robert’s world. Check his website out, you can also buy some of these great prints on Society6.
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