Release Date: 2012-10-14
Number of Patterns: 25
Back to School
“”Back to School”” is a several week period starting in mid-August and lasting through September where students return from their exciting summer vacations and start the drudgery of attending classes again. “Back to School” is a well recognized marketing event for merchandise such as school supplies, computers, and clothing. “”Back to School”” can also be considered a state of mine where one reminisces about school memories involving teachers, favorite classes, best friends, bus rides, and other childhood
Release Date: 2012-09-26
Number of Patterns: 40
Gustav Klimt – Austrian Symbolist Painter
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter best known for his paintings of the female body. The son of an engraver, Gustav attended the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts studying architectural painting and soon after started his career painting interior murals and ceilings. He came a founding member and president of the Vienna Secession, a group credited for bringing French Impressionists to the Viennese public. Klimt’s paintings contained radical themes and were considering disturbing. He transformed traditional allegory and symbolism into a new sexual language. During this time he meet Emilie Louise Flöge, who appeared in several of his works. After the Vienna secession years, Gustav’s works are categorized as his Golden phase, where he used gold leaf as a predominant design element. Our collection of Gustav Klimt patterns includes many of his most recognized paintings including The Kiss, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, Fulfillment, Expectation, Portrait of Hermine Gallia, The Three Ages of Woman, Danaë, Girlfriends, Hope I, Hope II, Houses in Unterach on the Attersee, Water Serpents I, and Adam and Eve.
Release Date: 2012-09-16
Number of Patterns: 23
Owl be Seeing You!
Owls are birds of prey that belong to a order called Strigiformes. These solitary and nocturnal creatures are found throughout the world. They have unique characterization of a wide face, small faces, short curved beak, ear holes, and a feathered disk around each eye. Their unique coloration helps with camouflaging themselves into their environment. Owls are well designed for low-light hunting utilizing surprise and stealth as critical weapons against their foes (rodents and insects). Our collection of owl patterns includes several popular species including Barn Owls, Snowy Owls, Great Grey Owls, Burrowing Owls, Screech Owls, Northern Saw-Whet Owls, and Pearl-spotted Owlets.
Release Date: 2012-08-17
Number of Patterns: 34
George W. Bellows – American Realistic Painter
George W. Bellows (1882 – 1925) was an American painter who depicted scenes of urban life in his works. Although from Ohio, most of art was painted in New York City. His themes varied and included social and political themes, domestic life, sports, and landscapes. His wife and children were common subjects in his works. Our pattern collection includes most of his most recognized works including Dempsey and Firpo, Polo at Lakewood, Emma at the Piano, Paddy Flanagan, Builders of Ships, and Cliff Dwellers.
Release Date: 2012-08-11
Number of Patterns: 44
North American Flags
The North American continent covers about 5% of the earth’s surface and is the home to over 530 million people. There are three basic regions including North America, Caribbean, and Central America with over 40 countries and territories. Our North American Flags pattern set includes the official recognized flag of each country. Aside from stars and stripes, geometric shapes, and inspiring Latin phrases on these flags, you’ll find very unique symbols including nature scenes (sun rises, rainbows) , geographical features (volcanoes, mountains, streams), vegetation (palm trees, cacti, maple leafs), weapons (rifles, cannons, sabers), animals (parrots, lobsters, lions, dolphins), sailing ships, drums, conch shells, and even a red Phrygian cap!
Release Date: 2012-07-28
Number of Patterns: 41
Hans Memling – Acclaimed Flemish Painter
Hans Memling (c.1435 – 1494) was a leading Flemish Painter of his time. He lived in the city of Bruges and was a prosperous man due to the many patrons who commissioned paintings (usually of a religious theme) to be done by him. His style borrowed from other Flemish painters of the time including Jan van Eyck, Dieric Bouts, Roger van der Weyden, and Hugo van Goes. He also painted a number of three-hinged panel art pieces (known as triptychs) and two sided ones (known as diptychs). Our pattern set for Hans Memling contains many well known artworks including The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, Portrait of Gilles Joye, The Virgin and Child, St. Veronica, Man of Sorrows, Portrait of a Man with an Arrow, Diptych of Maarten van Nieuwenhove, Bathsheba, Triptych of Adriaan Reins, Portrait of a Man with a Roman Coin, St. John Altarpiece, The Donne Triptych, Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation, and Mater Dolorosa.