Printsource’s Top 10 Print Ideas for Spring/Summer 2012

In advance of their upcoming trade show in New York City from January 10-12, 2011, Printsource has released a Top Ten list of print ideas for Spring/Summer 2012. The list was compiled by surface design studio Pattern People to highlight trends in the fashion and home textiles markets. (By the way, Pattern People is an amazing source for inspiration and free pattern downloads, and are available for hire for all your surface design needs.)

1. Abstract Elements – tie-dye textures that take inspiration from the earth such as minerals and other organic matter. pattern by Emma Schonenberg for Theo & Hugh, El Salvador

2. Baroque Opulence – rich, ornamental, embroidery inspired designs with an antique feel. pattern by Studio L2 Design, USA

3. Bohemian Folk – geometrics, paisleys and floral designs influenced by Ballets Russes. pattern by Gather No Moss, UK

4. Eastern Color Block – influenced by Bauhaus and Mondrian with a hand painted feel. pattern by BG 2770, USA

5. Ink Blot Camos – watercolor and ink spots create an organic update. pattern by Studio L2 Design, USA

6. Photo based Prints – 3D and chromatic aberrations. pattern by Oaffi, USA

7. Pop Art Conversationals – bold, outlined shapes take inspiration from Roy Lichtenstein’s technique. pattern by Pattern People, USA

8. Shanghai Florals – stylized Asian florals with a slick nighttime feel. pattern by by Margherita Leonardi, Italy

9. Tribal Wash – ethnic prints that are hand-painted yet look as if rain has washed part of the design away. pattern by Margherita Leonardi, Italy

10. Under the Microscope – science and design collide with detailed images shown in overblown scale. pattern by Ana Romero, Portugal


  1. Heather says:

    Thanks for this round up; I learned about some lovely new to me designers!

  2. Heather says:

    I know it’s an older post and since I couldn’t post here I wanted you to know how much I also enjoyed Process-Palooza! I always enjoy seeing and hearing how other designers work.