9 Graphic Design Trends to Be Aware of In 2016

9 Graphic Design Trends to Be Aware of In 2016

Trends aren't necessarily something you have to follow, but being aware of them is important. When it comes to Graphic Design this is especially true.

In an article written by Janie Kliever for the Canva Design School Blog, she points out 9 trends and explains why it's important to be aware of them, 

"But even if you’re not one to follow the trends, as a designer, it’s smart to be aware of the shifts going on in your industry—if only to avoid them before they become overused, or to have the opportunity to twist them into something new and interesting.

While forecasting trends with any certainty is a tricky business, many members of the design industry seem to have developed a consensus as to what styles and approaches are most likely to take off in 2016."

Here are the 9 trends she pointed out:

1. “Modern” Retro Style

Ralph Cifra

The Welcome Branding Group

Write Sketch & 

Officemilano

Erin L. M. McGuire

 

 

2. Material Design

Google: Material Design 

Balraj Chana 

Disky Chairiandy

Al Rayhan

 

 

3. Bright, Bold Colors 

Pantone’s Spring 2016 Color Report

 

In the Pool


Michael Fangman

Tron Burgundy

 

4. Geometric Shapes

Vivek Venkatraman

Tank Design

Kyle Anthony Miller

Bag of Bees

Simeon

 

5. Negative Space

 

John Randall

Sameer Ahmed

Sam Hadley

Andrea Minini


Jason Booher

 

6. Modular Layouts

Balraj Chana

 

Natalie Armendariz

Julien Renvoye

 

7. Dramatic Typography


 

Snask

Brendan Prince

Ben Schade


Julie Joanny

 

8. Custom Illustrations

 

 

 

Dropbox

 

Saudade Tea

 

9. Abstract, Minimalistic Style

 

Aurėja Jucevičiūtė

Lukas Haider

 

StudioBrave

Kajsa Klaesén



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News

Spotlight on Color: Moleskine Navy Blues
Spotlight on Color: Moleskine Navy Blues

Did you know there are two shades of navy blue Moleskine notebook? 

People ask us all the time ... which navy blue Moleskine notebook should I choose?

Read More

2017 Guide to Corporate Gifting
2017 Guide to Corporate Gifting

Incentive Magazine recently published their annual Corporate Gift IQ Survey for 2017, a revealing look not just at current gifting trends, but also at what people want, and why.

Based on responses from 464 corporate gift givers, here are some of the takeaways...

Read More

The Power of the Pocket – Five BIG Reasons to Keep A Pocket-Size Notebook
The Power of the Pocket – Five BIG Reasons to Keep A Pocket-Size Notebook

At about the size of your smartphone, a pocket-size journal offers some big advantages in a small, lightweight package.

Read More