10 Patchwork Design Examples That Are Better Than Minimalism

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Have you noticed this recent trend – it’s called minimalism. It’s focused on necessity rather than quantity. Minimalist design strips down the layout to its fundamental features to provide simplicity and optimise the user experience.

Sounds familiar? Truth is, you’ve probably heard this about a thousand times already. This design style has been praised so much it has become rather mainstream. Like every other popular trend, it’s been overused and misinterpreted.

But we’re here to talk about something different. A design technique that can weave together different patterns and graphic characteristic, and still render a minimalist look. Think that’s impossible? Then, you should get to know the patchwork design style.

Let’s start off by giving it a proper definition.

What is patchwork in art: Patchwork is a design style that’s based on replicated patterns. It blends together different graphical components. The elements that form the end design can vary in size, shape, color, and texture.

Now that you’re familiar with the technique’s fundamentals, you can easily spot it in various art forms.

#1: Dockers.eu

Dockers web design


Designed by: Olivier Rensonnet

Seen here: Behance

This design of the Dockers.eu website is an ideal interpretation of the patchwork technique translated into web design. It combines various images in a seamless grid. The grayscale photography and orange tinted patches give the design a coherent look.

#2: Names for Change

Urban Ministries of Durham

Designed by: McKinney

Seen here: Names of Change

This website ridiculously resembles the features of the metro design. The dark background and even grid system comprised of various colourful images remind of the trademark appearance of the latest Microsoft OS. Yet, at its core, this design is a patchwork of different patterns and images. The color consistency and photographic filters unify the images and give them a cognate look.

#3: A Design Film Festival 2015

Patchwork tickets

Designed by: Anonymous

Seen here: Behance

It’s hard to notice it at first. The tickets for the A Design Film Festival 2015 seem like the typical minimalist design example. Yet, beneath their sleek appearance hides a beautiful patchwork. On closer examination, you can spot a consistent geometrical pattern that resembles the signature look of the festival branding.

#4: Mochiice

Mochiice patchwork design

Designed by: Jessica SjöstedtLouise OlofssonNatasha Frolova

Seen here: Behance

This Sweden masterpiece does the perfect job of combining contemporary minimalism and patchwork design. The color-rich illustrations give the brand an eye-candy appearance. The plain white sides of the box mute the saturated pattern design and transform it into a balanced minimalist artwork.

#5: Uzuri


Designed by: Chloe Galea

Seen here: Behance

Uzuri’s brand identity is completely based on patterns. The product packaging design features a colorful geometric motif. The product labels are simplified and lightened with a plain white background.

#6: P/D3 Glitch Collage Studies

Patchwork Glitch Patterns

Designed by: Wayne Edson Bryan

Seen here: Behance

The patchwork collages of Wayne Edson Bryan explore the hidden beauty of digital glitches. He uses different grayscale images, text elements, and geometric grids to create coherent collage designs with a consistent patchwork layout.

#7: VIEWS Corporate Design

Patchwork poster design

Designed by: Yves (Khay Redd) Kräher

Seen here: Behance

This patchwork design consists of distorted dot patterns and typography. It relies on heavily contrasting colors to create an eye-catching design that should “irritate and play with the perception”.

#8: Donut’s Club

Patchwork design

Designed by: CODE501 .Brandiziac

Seen here: Behance

The Donut’s Club has a packaging design that can instantly make your mouth water. The design combines a patchwork of donut drawings which perfectly blend together to create a consistent artwork.

#9: The Patchwork Polyphony

The Patchwork Polyphony

Designed by: Victor Tyapkov

Seen on: Cargocollective

This is a design project of the Arctic Art Institute that unites Russian and Norwegian graphic designers. The project aims to create a collaborative collection of artwork that represents love, happiness, and family.

#10: The Patchwork Polyphony

Patchwork Poster

Designed by: Eriksen Brown

Seen on: Tumblr

This poster is a great example of the Memphis design style. It incorporates dot patterns in different shapes and opacity to create a geometrical patchwork design.

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