Pattern Report | Patch Me Up

PinExt Pattern Report | Patch Me Up

Originally a status symbol for the military and collegiate, patches went through a transformation around the punk scene and became a sign of anarchy. Here we see a bit of both, along with some good old fashioned pride. Whether representing exclusivity or rebellion, patches will always stand for something.

- bekah hilleson


Art | Gerhard Richter

PinExt Art | Gerhard Richter

gerhardt richter 5 Art | Gerhard RichterAbstract Painting, 2001, 50 cm x 72 cm

gerhardt richter 4 Art | Gerhard Richter

Abstract Painting, 2000, 67 cm x 52 cm

Gerhard Richter is a giant in the art world, creating influential work from the 60′s until now. He is known for working in different styles, from completely abstract as shown here to extremely photoreal, and yet most of his paintings exhibit illusionistic space, and his signature blur technique.

We print designers might find inspiration in his use of space, the drag technique he uses to create a type of illusionistic stripe, and his boldness and originality with mark making.

-Claudia Brown

gerhardt richter 2 Art | Gerhard RichterAsbstract Painting, 2000, 50 cm x 40 cm

gerhardt richter 1 Art | Gerhard RichterAbstract Painting, 2000, 200 cm x 180 cm

gerhardt richter 3 Art | Gerhard RichterAbstract Painting, 2000, 72 cm x 57 cm

Inspiration | Spring Florals

PinExt Inspiration | Spring Florals
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liberty print | topshop | michelle armas poster

The luscious blooms of spring have us inspired! From hand painted interpretations to photographic arrangements, there’s no stopping what you can do with floral designs. If you’re lacking resources, check out our Spring Florals or Romantic Blooms photo packs which offer a collection of hi res images for your design use.

– Jessie Whipple Vickery

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Interiors | 50 Years of Unikko

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Bemz | Marimekko | Em Aime

Design week in Milan featured many brilliant installations; but perhaps none so vibrant as Marimekko’s 50th anniversary celebration of their iconic design Unikko!

Julie Rose

Color | Golden Earth

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Martin CreedJosh OlinsPhilippe Vogelenzang

Shades of desert alchemy.

— Sarah Baugh

Pattern Report | Simple Geometry

PinExt Pattern Report | Simple Geometry

These large-scale geometric angles are color blocked to perfection.

- bekah hilleson

Aussie Fashion Week | Alice McCall

PinExt Aussie Fashion Week | Alice McCall


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The prints in Alice McCall’s Spring 14/15 Collection have a very market ready feel, with influences from Mary Katrantzou’s infamous Spring 2011 Collection. Surreal photographic landscapes and symmetrical repeats have been popping up on runways and in stores but the trend still has room to grow. The girly theme of pink phones, ribbons, lips, and hearts takes on a unique feel with the photographic technique creating a playful and edgy look that could be the start of a new trend.

– Claudia Brown

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Aussie Fashion Week | Haryono Setiadi

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One of our favorite surface design treatments from Aussie Fashion week came from Haryono Setiadi. We loved the brilliant colors merging together like a sunset on Mars, and happy to see the dip dye trend continuing!

-Claudia Brown

Interiors | Pillow Talk

PinExt Interiors | Pillow Talk

It seems like these days the throw pillow craze has reached new heights. No longer are we looking for our couch decorations just to blend in and stay still, we have begun to ask our couch art to positively pulse with creativity. And that’s where artists like Tyler Spangler step in. His collection of vibrant and color flooded art prints are available as throw pillows on Society 6, in case your couch is looking a bit plain.

Julie Rose

Color | Iridescent Melt

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Dominique Gaucher | Federico Kenis | Veronique Branquinho

Sparkle and shine.

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