The trends in the graphic design business never emerge for a single year and neither has it disappeared in a puff of smoke. Rather, a design or trend becomes popular slowly, even strangely, with a span of time before fading out gradually without much notice in the least.
In any business, predicting the trends is somewhat trick and difficult at the same time, many designers of the industry have developed a consensus on what as to style and approaches are most likely to prevail in the year 2016.
We have rounded up five possible hottest graphic design trends to keep an eye out for:
- Modern With Some Retro Style
In contrast to the old and vintage retro style that actually draws from the early 1960s, modern retro takes its complex impacts from more recent years i.e. from 70s to the 90s. This trend includes the video games, early personal computers, space craft themes and much more. In this particular graphic design trend “geeky is the new cool”.
- Flat 2.0
The flat 2.0 graphic design trends are categorized by a colorful, clean, sophisticated typography, subtle gradients and use of white space. This graphic design trend has the endurance of the visual language that provides great function of usability and fast loading. It’s likewise simple to blend the design with more multifaceted or hand drawn work of art and photography, which makes the pattern multipurpose and flexible.
- Whimsical Illustrations
Creative and visually appealing illustrations are not just for children anymore. It is true because we can witness these illustrations in Doropbox’s friendly doodles that adds a human element with full of fun. Artists and designers keep on exploring superficial lines and brushstrokes, blending their devices and strategies, computerized and simple, and this prompts a more extensive scope of delineation styles and utilizes, including isometric projections and showed playful pictures.
In this 2D and 3D tech world, designs get a life by creative animations. A simple animation is enough to catch the attention without diverting from the content. This design trend is basically called as hybrid of motion and still.
- Geometric Shapes
Geometric shapes still continue in the year 2016. Using different shapes and textures helps the design to look more innovative and appealing. These types of graphic designs are mostly used in packaging design. It is considered one of the strong design trend used in packaging.
A Closing Note
It is not a good idea to use these trends just for the sake of being trendy. Hence, it is necessary to choose the design trend that is a good fit for the project and the target audience.