Design trends for the coming year are always big news and 2021 is just around the corner, out with the old and in with the new has never been more wished for.
To say that 2020 has been a strange year is more than just an understatement. But in the online world, lockdown, forced closure of stores and educational institutions, and so on have had an enormous impact. Distance learning, online shopping, and the search for entertainment not to mention working from home and communications platforms have all seen rapid growth. People and businesses have had to adapt quicker than ever before, and as always in periods of dramatic change technology and trends have to reflect the needs of the customer and fight their corner. New fashions and techniques are pushing onwards and upwards and to keep ahead of the completion you need to know what’s bubbling under the surface.
There are certain elements of website design that are here to stay, fast speeds, easy navigation, and increased security, as well as the rise of the battery saving, eye-saving dark mode. The latest graphic design trends are working with these aspects, enhancing them visually. And it’s not only website design we are talking about, the ripple effect on company branding, logos, marketing, general illustration, and in all areas of graphic design are also clear to see.
So let’s put our thinking caps on and make some predictions. Based, of course, on research and experience we want to give all you creative designers some insight into what the popular trends and fashions of 2021 will be. Remember standing still is moving backward.
Top graphic design trends in 2020 are:
1. 3D depth and realism
2. Going monochrome
3. Shiny metals
4. Typography craze
5. Image and text masking
6. Line art
7. Collages of drawings and photos
8. Simplified illustrations
9. Isometric illustrations
10. Earthy colors: a sense of vintage
11. Patterns and textures
12. Geometric designs