These beautifully crafted screen prints are the work of fine art print maker Charlotte Farmer. Charlotte studied Fine Art Printmaking at Cheltenham and Gloucester college, followed a few years later by a masters degree in Communication Design, specialising in illustration at Central St Martins, graduating in 2006. She describes her work as a combination of low tech printing methods, small intense detail, contrasted with mistakes, imperfections & a bit of more gestural mark making. See more of her work at charlotte-farmer.co.uk
Patternbank are loving Katie Scott’s surreal anatomy and scientific illustrations. A recent Brighton University illustration graduate, Katie uses scanned watercolor swatches to create these amazing studies. We love the subtle blue and green hues that gel the illustrations together in a truly natural way. See more of her work on her portfolio site katie-scott.com
We love the simplicity of these experimental drawings by Croatia based visual artist Mario Kolaric, the set entitled ‘Diary Fragments’ is an ongoing project which consist of selected drawings from his diary. Obviously painstakingly hand drawn they look like they could have been generated by an early computer mapping fragments of random objects. The beautiful simplicity of line and colour on textured paper is simply stunning. Check out his website for more excellent work and his Tumblr.
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
|Long ago when mobile phones were the size of houses and the closest thing to the internet was the loading screens on a zx spectrum. There was a kid who could almost always be found scribbling away. Conjuring up imagery of anything and everything from hyper advanced cars to magnificent beasts. That kid was Scott Balmer. After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone college of Art & Design in Scotland, Balmer started life as a freelance illustrator and has never looked back since. Patternbank is digging Scott’s trippy graphic explorations in colour and pattern. With clients like Umbro, The Guardian, Howies and The New York Times magazine already tapping into his creative mindset, he’s definitely one to watch. See more of his illustration portfolio here.|
From a series titled ‘Secret Gardens’ these ghostly, almost other-wordly paintings reflect the spontaneity of nature and landscapes – as well as echoing traditional Korean figurative painting. An endless space is created by organic flowing structures and soft washes of primary colour floating and falling off the canvas. See Moon Beom’s amazing paintings for yourself, at the Saatchi Gallery – currently exhibiting in ‘Korean Eye’
Contributed By Sarah Bishop
LA based artist Hadley Holliday has created these intricate paintings that, similar to their name sake Warp and Weft, appear to weave in and out of each other in a hypnotic Kaleidoscope of pattern. Just like looking through a Kaleidoscope itself the colours and patterns appear to ripple and reflect with each other. Holliday says, “The circles create the effect of overlapping lenses, with each section in the pattern creating it’s own depth of field. The overall effect is simultaneously unified and fractured. I use paint very fluidly and pour the colour into the shapes, or work wet on wet. The paintings look very different when dry, so the results are a bit of a surprise…the work always looks very different outside the studio.” We love her use of Indigo blue in this series and you can see more at hadleyholliday.com
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