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Pattern insight + emergence

Delving beneath the surface of life at Patternity Studio

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A celebration of our most striking pattern pairings from this year’s PATTERNITY archive, these parallels challenge our perception of the everyday by exposing the common language of pattern, uniting the worlds of fashion and design with science, nature, geology and more…

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One of nature’s most remarkable phenomena, camouflage represents the deployment of one pattern in order to disappear into another, allowing animals from a diverse range of species to blend into their surroundings and protect themselves from predators – or conceal themselves from prey.

PATTERNITY looks at some recognisable camouflage strategies found in the natural world, and considers their visual parallels with other patterns and forms from locations at more unexpected scales…

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Microscopic imaging provides us with insight into structures and forms in nature, our own bodies and things we encounter in the everyday, changing our perspective of the world around us. Here PATTERNITY looks at serendipity of form between microscopic elements, and things on a much larger scale…

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Football is renowned for producing some of the strangest and most trendsetting hairstyles. As we enter the midst of the 2014 World Cup competition, PATTERNITY EXPLORE looks back on some of the most memorable pattern filled footballing haircuts and the things they resemble…

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Much of the human experience is created through unseen actions and reactions happening constantly in our brain. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, PATTERNITY takes a look at the patterns inside the brain that are brought to life by innovating imaging technologies, helping scientists and experts come up with treatments and strategies for people living with mental health illnesses and problems with the functionality of the brain.

We draw attention to the intricacy of the organ that drives our conscious and the universality of the patterns of its structure and make-up…

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The 12th April 1961 marked the first time that a human entered space: Yuri Gagarin was a Russian cosmonaut whose Vostok Spacecraft orbited the Earth.

Here PATTERNITY pairs magnificent images showing human Space endeavours and the progress made since that first venture into the unknown, with things much more rooted to terra firma; reminding us of the vastness of space, and the interconnected nature of the whole Universe…

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As well as searching for pattern in the mundane to the magnificent, PATTERNITY search for natural symmetry in the world and the universe. Looking for serendipity of form, and noticing where shapes and patterns are similar causes us to ask questions about the fundamental structures and make-up of the world around us…

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