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PatternbWOW! You really have Pattern Bombed the World!

It’s official, our free global #patternbombing challenge has now come to an end for 2016.

A BIG BIG thank you to all of you who took part in this crazy, colourful and fun-filled activity! We’ve received hundreds of submissions and have been truly amazed by all the gorgeous imagery.

From rockets to washing machines; statues to bikes; windmills to monsters and everything inbetween – we think we’ve just about seen it all now!

Thank you to EVERYONE who took part and for bringing fun, colour, energy and beautiful pattern to the world around us.

Our 2016 winners are …

1st prize

JULIA-KHIMICHJulia Khimich from the Ukraine | Instagram

  • 1st Prize: A free place on Modules 1, 2 AND 3 of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (worth £807 / $1070)
    • Module 1: Designing your way (starts September 26, 2016)
    • Module 2: Creating your professional identity (February 20, 2017)
    • Module 3: Monetising your designs (April 24, 2017)

2nd prize

KATHERINE-CORYKatherine Cory from the UK | Instagram

  • 2nd Prize: A free place on Modules 1 AND 2 of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (worth £448 / $594)
    • Module 1: Designing your way (starts September 26, 2016)
    • Module 2: Creating your professional identity (February 20, 2017)

3rd prize

MEANDBLUEM.E. Ster-Molnar from the USA | Instagram

  • 3rd Prize: A free place on Module 1 of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (worth £189 / $250)
    • Module 1: Designing your way (starts September 26, 2016)

All three major winners will also receive a special mention in MOYO magazine issue 10, feature in our next fun publication and across the Make it in Design site and social networks!


Honorary mentions

We have been WOWED by all your amazing submissions and look forward to showcasing as many of these in our future fun publication but wanted to mention a couple of honorary mentions to the designers below – a special thank you for your superb submissions.

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 16.59.59Miri D | Germany | Instagram

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 17.01.49Rachel Myatt Design | UK | Instagram

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 17.03.19Eva Finch | UK | Instagram

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 17.04.53Ali WIlkinson | Australia | Instagram

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 17.06.11Nadja Sarell | Helsinki | Instagram

Screen Shot 2016-09-21 at 17.07.17Aprisa Chrysantina | Indonesia | Instagram

A huge thank you to everyone who took part – it was an absolute pleasure for the Make it in Design team. Furthermore we look forward to bringing you showcase highlights from ‘patternbombing’ in our future fun publication!

In the meantime check out all the fun on Instagram using #patternbombing or #makeitindesign and see some more cool #patternbombing submissions below!

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Our Fun Publication

If you took part in our 2016 #patternbombing challenge and have not yet emailed your high res image to be considered to appear in our next fun publication, please submit your images as follows before September 30, 2016.  

Please email your high res images (300dpi and at least 1000px wide) to submissions@makeitindesign.com remembering to add the following details so that we can credit your image accordingly:

  • Your name
  • Your website address (if available)
  • Full location (please supply as much information as you can)
  • Name of the landmark (if applicable)
  • Any other relevant details

Please put PATTERNBOMBING PUBLICATION as the subject of your email.

PB2016e PB2016fCheck out our Pattern Bombing Lookbook Volume 1 here!

#patternbombing in 2015…

Be inspired by our fun publication showing your mock-ups from 2015!

Pattern Bombing Lookbook Vol 1

Here are a few more examples to get you started. Take inspiration from your chosen location and its cultural influences and think about designing a pattern that reflects where you’re from. Enjoy the challenge!

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